I don't usually respond to the few troll-attempts I receive but in a response today to this 9/22/2005 post about a teen-age Robin being propositioned by an adult, a commenter confirmed exactly why comic book publishers continue to pander to the baser instincts of fans.
- The concept the commenter doesn't seem to grasp, and I sincerely hope he does before he finds himself in a pair of handcuffs, is that sexual advances or sexual activity by a legal adult between someone who is not of the age of consent is wrong. I don't care what they do on Walton Mountain or in India or even back in the year 1625. An adult has a power over a younger person. It is predatory, illegal, immoral and unethical. Period.
- Yes, of course when I was a teen-ager I often thought about the gender I had a preference for in sexual terms. But thinking about and actually being molested by a 21 year old, wiser and experienced adult if when 16 are very, very, very different acts. No, I have not been molested nor do I know anyone who has been. I'm not a super-hero with a tragic back story. I know the difference between right and wrong. By your statement you are equating fantasizing with doing. It is alarming that those two blend together in your mind.
- The 'tentacle rape' comments in the post come from my referring to the trend in American comics to bring over to this industry concepts from popular Japanese strips that routinely depict sexual violence, rapes with foreign/alien/human objects and under-aged relationships. The recent Heroes for Hire cover being an example.
- I don't understand the 'drafted' part. You mean, I should have been drafted into a war and possibly killed in combat? Drafted into a bizarre sex cult so I would have a different outlook on the concepts of right and wrong? Help me out here.
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