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Age Rage [Dec. 1st, 2006|03:59 pm]
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[punkbrad7]
So here goes...

What is the deal people seem to have about age? What's wrong with two fucking adults caring about each other? I wasn't aware that the age of consent meant that anyone just past that age wasn't considered adult enough to fall in love with whomever they wanted. I wasn't bloody well aware that two adults couldn't be...well ADULTS.  It annoys the hell out of me to see people going 'Ooh, that "insert age between 30-50" is hitting on "insert age 18-25" year olds! He's a dirty old perverted man! EWwwwwww!"

Maybe it's just me, but love is fucking love, and hell, like is fucking like.  If the 18 year old is attracted to a 40 year old, and the 40 year old is attracted to the 18 year old, then what's the big deal?

Oh, and it definitely does not mean that the older man is a pedophile.  PEDOPHILIA IS A DISEASE THAT MAKES PEOPLE ATTRACTED TO PREPUBESCENT-EARLY ADOLESCENT CHILDREN! NOT LATE TEENAGERS OR YOUNG FUCKING ADULTS!

That is all.
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[User Picture]From: magicaltrevor
2006-12-02 10:51 am (UTC)
I've actually been thinking a lot about this recently. And I haven't been able to come up with a reason why age gaps are considered so squicky. Cos it really doesn't have to do with age. I mean, I'd be taking advantage of someone if I were a college-age person actively trying to mislead someone in high school who was like 16, and misusing their trust, even if there were only 2-3 years between us. But that's not about age, it's about the power and respect and trust between the people in a relationship. Anyone can be naive, regardless of age, and anyone can take advantage of someone's trust. I don't think it's right to say that only an older person can mistreat hir partner (and not the other way around), and what squicks me further is the assumption that, when there IS an age gap, the older person will necessarily exploit hir partner.

I think it has a lot to do with ageism and sexism and a whole host of other things that are generally bad for us all.

So yeah. Rage on.
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[User Picture]From: stagolicious
2006-12-03 07:21 pm (UTC)
Sewiously. And, you know, it isn't squicky either for a young someone to find an older someone attractive either. Like, I totally have things for the 30-40 age group, not because they're older than me, but because college-aged men are so frikkin' boring. All I want is someone who can keep up with my (stunning, incredible, truly formidable) intellect. Not too many people at WKU who fit that criterion.

Like Paul said, it's about respect and power. Great Rage!
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