An interesting and very timely new piece from the great Angry Harry :
….Sure, it would be highly inappropriate to wonder around the streets peaking surreptitiously up the skirts of passing strangers as they walked up stairs or bent over to pick up things – and unpleasant for the women, I imagine. And it makes some sense for such activities to be illegal.
Something is ‘perverted’ when it is rare, extreme, a gross distortion of what is natural.
It cannot be ‘perverted’ if it is so common that it is normal.
Goodness me. We don’t even call a bank robber ‘perverted’ – despite the fact that hardly any of us rob banks.
Well, I presume that this is because while we do not support what a bank robber does, we mostly understand, and can even empathise with, his motives.
After all, we all know that most of us would like some extra, easy cash.
So, there is nothing ‘perverted’ about this desire for more money.
But the really interesting thing is this.
You will surely have noticed that MEN can very often be seen endorsing the view that some kind of sexual activity or desire is ‘perverted’ when, quite clearly, it is not; a voyeur trying to look at all the naked ladies in the locker room through the keyhole, a young boy playing doctors and nurses with his sister or his cousin, a panty sniffer, a foot fetishist – and goodness knows what other forms of sexual proclivity men are disposed to engage in – mentally or behaviourally….