Usually, I don’t really care very much about the goings on in tv land, with the exception of CSI and the occasional episode of Shark. Usually, I don’t have time to watch
But this was so unbelievably irritating, I had to mention it…
Yesterday, good ol’ Dr. Phil was on doing a show on sexual predators, namely female teachers who had innapropriate relations with male high school students. Blech.
One of the teachers was this wide-eyed, sugary sweet, deer-in-the-headlights looking gal who had the “I’m the victim here” act down pat. Apparently, since she was a 24-year-old virgin who was homeschooled in a Christian family as a child, she didn’t know any better…having been deprived of a promiscuous youth and all. *roll eyes* Her lawyer was using “arrested childhood development” due to her sheltered, homeschooled status as her defense against the statutory rape charge. If she gets by with it, my heart breaks for this boy and his parents. She’s a dirty little liar, and that’s all there is to it.
I’m so sick of the media going and digging out the weirdest, most backwards version of a Christian or homeschooler they can find and plastering them all over the screen. Same goes for racial minorities. You’re never going to see the most articulate, intelligent person they can find in any of these categories interviewed on television or the news. Nooo, they’re going to find someone who grew up with their head stuck in the ground like a potato, and then say, “See this is what you get for trying to raise your child in a godly home. They’ll never get to have sex when they’re 15 (horror of horrors!), and then they’ll go out and rape somebody.” puh-LEEZE.
I’m a 24 year old female who just happened to be raised in a Christian homeschooled family. Shocking, no? (Because I’m not so naive that I’m going around molesting people instead of teaching them like I’m supposed to? ) I guess I should thank my husband for marrying me and taking away my virgin status, so I’m not the one out there being a menace to society. *dripping with sarcasm* Lock you doors, America!! I hear those crazy Christians are doing another “True Love Waits” campaign…and you know what that means! The jails are gonna overflow!
Really. Where do they dig these people up?? Since when does “virgin” equal “dumb as a rock”? I can hear it now: “Your honor, my client would like to plead virginity.”
Pretty soon, all the parents of public schoolers will yank their kids out of school. Why? Because of all the scary homeschoolers there!
Perhaps the problem is simply a sin problem? Maybe when people stop demonizing homeschoolers or public schoolers, and start critically thinking by seeing people as individuals instead of making ignorant generalizations, our children will be a little safer. Seriously, why would a parent ever drop their child off at any single teacher’s home just to hang out? (Actually happened in this case.)
Rant over. Just had to get that out of my system.