After reading the article about Wendy Rogers, the 39 year old female Boy Scout leader who was recently found having sex with a 15 year old teen–a boy from her Boy Scout Group, no less– I had to speak up. Grown women having sex with boys is pathetic. Grown women have no right to exploit a teen’s inexperience or lack of maturity. Even if the boy consents, the act of a grown woman having sex with someone younger than 18, is sexual molestation. The boy cannot really consent to having sex with a grown woman because:
Unless you’re an adult you don’t really know what you’re offering when you give your sexual consent. Therefore, a 15 year old boy really has no idea what he’s getting into.
I’ve had male readers tell me that its a big up for a male student to have sex with his teacher. It makes the kid cool. But to me, that’s only a small part of the picture. Say for example the kid consents and the woman actually has a husband or grown boyfriend who finds out. Perhaps this husband or boyfriend wants to prove a point to the boy. What happens then? Can a 15 year old boy defend himself against a grown man? Does the boy call his father to help him?
Say the grown woman wants to have a kid and gets pregnant by the 15 year old. The 15 year old has never even thought about having a child, but the grown woman ends up pregnant. What then? Is the 15 year then supposed to snap into daddy mode because his older girlfriend was worrying about her eggs expiring?
When people think that no harm has been done when a grown woman has sex with a boy, they’re wrong. Forcing a child to become an adult and have to make adult decisions before they’re mature enough to do so is wrong. Give that child the opportunity to be a child.
I’d love to read your comments on this.
To read the original story that inspired this post, click here. BoyScoutLeaderGoneMad