Saturday, November 11, 2017

I Hear Banjo Music

Accusations against Roy Moore - the GOP's US Senate hopeful from Alabama (And founder of Foundation for Moral Law ?) - that he initiated sexual contact with a then 14 year old are being defended by Breitbart and others on the right using examples found in the Bible and past age of consent laws in the state at the time
Age of Consent varies by state and each state has it's own exceptions (sometimes contradictory) to their these laws.

When I was 14, I knew a girl named Sophia who was 12.
When she'd come to the community pool, we'd avoid her as though she had the cooties.
The thing was, she looked and was built like Pam Grier - at TWELVE!
For horny teenaged boys - she was just too much.
We'd heard stories that she had already been sexually active but to us she was just too young.

Except for our homeboy Willie.
Willie didn't care.
Willie did what we all thought about but that we could not bring ourselves to actually doing.
Willie came back and told us about how he had gotten together with the girl.
'Man, she's in the sixth grade!?', we'd reply.
For the whole while the girl lived in our complex she became our 'little sister'.
Our job was then to protect her from all the older guys trying to hook-up with her.
We teamed her up with an older girl named Stephanie (another bodied-up and pretty - but age appropriate for us - girl) who was tasked with keeping the young girl out of trouble.
Willie was shunned and teased for his indiscretion and no excuses were made to justify his actions.

We were kids,
in the hood - and we knew what was right and what was wrong.

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