Ick. I’m flipping through the channels-I leave for work in an hour. I land on Jerry Springer. You know what to expect, right?
But…um…okay, this woman’s boyfriend is furious with her. He found out that the woman is sleeping with her own adult daughter. They’re lovers. Her own fucking daughter?
The daughter asks Mom to marry her?
Is that even LEGAL?
Look, yinz know I’m an open minded soul…but like, this is too sick, even for me.
When will all of this discrimination stop??!! Are they hurting anybody? Or are they just offending your antiquated Biblical morality? Well, at least homosexuality is becoming more widely accepted. And S&M, water sports, and other types of perverse behavior seem to be making a dent into popular morality. But, alas, the bestialites, necrophiliacs and incesters will just have to wait until society catches up with them. What a cryin’ shame!
Well, in all honesty, I wouldn’t invest a lot of capital believing what he puts on. I’m certain some of it (all of it?) is just made up to generate just the reaction you’re showing. The more shocking it is, the more people will tune in tomorrow.
And to certain sections of the public consciousness it’s always a good time to believe that different folks are immoral. You can’t go wrong pandering to that.
Great, that’s the episode scheduled for noon on channel 20, so I’ll be watching. One thing about being unemployed-lots of time for watching crappy daytime TV while working on cover letters and resumes.
Fiver: I don’t think the women in question are married to each other, they’re just sleeping with each other. As for that being illegal, I have trouble figuring out how exactly you would prosecute someone for this, if they’re both consenting adults. Who would be the plaintiff?
The state. Given sufficient concern over the reaction of the Mrs. Grundies of the world, the state is more than happy to press charges on grounds of sodomy, deviant sexual intercourse, and general morals charges. If it weren’t, the sodomy laws would have served no useful (in the eyes of the state) purpose, as consenting partners are not generally going to file charges.
Michael Hardwick was charged with violating Georgia’s sodomy laws in 1984(?), after police entered his home on an unrelated warrant and found him in the act with another man. The state later decided not to prosecute, but it does demonstrate one way in which these charges are filed. (Hardwick later sued the state of Georgia for violation of his right to privacy, a case which made it to the US Supreme Court and was decided in favor of the state in 1986, which means that the official precedent of the US up till Romer v. Evans was that homosexuals have no reasonable expectation of privacy in their intimate relationships).
And people wonder why we get all huffy about things…