Somewhere in the world, there’s a forty year old man sleeping with a 17 year old girl. Are you concerned? What if I told you that he has been sleeping with her for the past 3 years? Are you now concerned? What if I said that she’s in fact his daughter? Are you very concerned now? Angry even? Then, might I add that he also compels her to entertain his friends? If you’re not outraged by now, you should really question your humanity, or at least get a mental health examination!
At different points in my portrayal, different sorts of people would have been concerned. You might find that your experience of sexuality numbed you of any emotion until the last piece was painted. However, you finally had cause for concern – Child Abuse and Exploitation!
Aside from our experience of sexuality, our knowledge, understanding, values and beliefs would have dictated at which point we were offended by this man. Is it any of our business who the average person sleeps with, if it is consensual and legitimate? Umm… It really does depend on your definition and understanding of consensual and legitimate.
A 17 year old girl could be sleeping with…