Monday, March 30, 2009

Sexual Predator or Product of a Sexualized Society?

Created by: Jillian

A 14-year-old New Jersey girl has been accused of child pornography after posting naked photos of herself on myspace.

The Attorney General of New Jersey and the police cannot recall another such case in the state's history. Really? That's crazy seeing as MySpace has only been around for less that 5 years! (Sarcasm intended)

Thankfully, Maureen Kanka, the mother of Megan, for whom Megan's law was named after, is the voice of reason on this topic, stating that “This shouldn’t fall under Megan’s Law in any way, shape or form. She [14-year-old NJ girl] should have an intervention and counseling, because the only person she exploited was herself.”

Rather than questioning what charges youth who post naked photos should receive, we should be asking why youth are posting naked photos in the first place?

Could it have anything to do with that fact that our youth are living in a highly sexualized society that refuses to discuss or teach them anything about their sexuality? Hmmm.

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