In observation, I am finding that more reports of sexual violence are being investigated by detectives, around our county, that include elements of specific "agreed upon violence" by college kids, in which one of them claims is criminal after suffering an injury.
This makes the work of the detectives even much more difficult.
In assisting detectives in analysis and interview preparation, I have seen a marked increase in reports that seem to echo or imitate the Hollywood movie and book, "Fifty Shades of Grey" in which the main character uses sado-maschicism to bring pain to a woman, which that, itself, brings sexual arousal or pleasure to him.
How many of our young minds were influenced by this book and subsequent movie?
Can we expect to hear defense attorneys begin to embrace the "50 Shades" defense, claiming that their client was only copying the movie?
I read enough of the book online to know that it was not a work of literature of any value, but a cheesy appeal to teens and early twenties, and wondered how many young women would now, in emulating Hollywood, allow themselves to be struck.
I loathe to think of the males who seek to bring their girlfriends to see the movie, in order to de-sensitize them and inflict pain upon them for their own "pleasure."
It is an assault on human dignity, and specifically portrays women in a way that not only couples violence with sexual pleasure, but seeks to do so while making it appear as 'attractive' to young minds as possible.
As a nation, we celebrate mental and psychological damage as we see, for example, a man who, at age 65, has decided he is a female and will pay doctors to make him into such. He then announced that when he becomes a female, he is going to date females.
No one seems to take notice of how this might impact the grandchildren.
"Hey, is grandpa now grammie?"
Does it even matter how this might impact the children and grandchildren? Does someone really live 65 years and then insists that medical science seek to change him?
Politicians have, of course, stepped in and are making this America's latest "civil rights" movement. But, it is helping anyone?
Fifty Shades sold and made millions.
Did it add to society? Did it reflect society? Does it contribute to an increase in sexual assaults?
What of the sexual identity confusion and the growing alphabet? Are we helping children?
Few dare to take issue with the doctors who are getting wealthy from these surgeries. Fewer will challenge politicians who are making this a "civil rights" issue, of extremely expensive surgery.
Hollywood, via TV and media, is glamorizing without question, anything and everything that sells, regardless of the impact on lives. The same goes with our politicians. If they can, even for a moment in time, appear to have the "moral high ground", they will take it, no matter the cost, and anyone who does not agree is "obviously immoral", "un-evolved" or even "hateful."
Such labels are the bane of the weak, but they are effective. People remember bumper stickers and slogans more than truth.
"Lizzie Borden took an ax" or "Columbus, the world, she's a flat! You'll fall of it!"
Both falsehoods became 'hollywoodized' into acceptance. Its the pre bumper sticker bumper sticker mentality.
Inflicting pain and injury upon a woman (yes, bruising and swelling are injuries) for the "sexual pleasure" (yes, in quotes), has suddenly become popular and it is an assault against a woman's dignity, by those, first, in Hollywood who know how to move the young and impressionable, and then later to the males who inflict pain upon them. There's plenty of guilt to go around, including we parents who may have allowed the trash to enter our homes and lives.
Herein lies the challenge for detectives:
The couple engages in S/M sexuality, agreeing to be "rough" with each other.
The female is injured.
She files a criminal complaint with police.
What will the statements reveal, if both agreed to physically hitting and inflicting pain upon each other?
What can a detective do?
Is this what we want for our daughters?
It is here where our politicians prey upon our young and vulnerable; the college campus, where protests of any sort can gain media attention.
The book sold and the movie has sold.
Money has been made.
Now it is for the vilified professionals of law enforcement to clean up the mess.
Hollywood and political correctness may say one thing, but the detectives who investigate and the social services professionals who seek to help people, deal with something quite different.