When David Futrelle Suggested 13 Year Old Child Rape Victims Should Be Encourged to Marry the Paedophiles Who Raped Them (Who would be spared jail)

If there is one consistant theme in David Futrelle’s writings of the 1990’s it is child abuse apologia.  Several of these articles have been discussed in the men’s rights sphere recently, but one very important piece, actually published by Salon, has still yet to be raised.  In the article, entitled ‘Sex and the Single Girl’, Futrelle appears to make the astonishing suggestion that statutory rape victims as young as 13 should be encouraged to marry the adults who raped them, who themselves would escape prison.

(TRIGGER WARNINGS) : http://www.salon.com/1996/09/09/news_536/

One wonders what Pat would have thought of the Orange County, Calif., social workers who have been helping teenage girls in their charge — some of them as young as 13 — to get married to the men who have impregnated them, rather than trying to get the men arrested on charges of statutory rape.

The story has become a roiling controversy. Imagine! A government agency serving as a matchmaker for sexual predators! “Helping pregnant 13-year-olds to marry the men who have physically and sexually abused them will result not only in continued abuse of the adolescent, but there is strong evidence that it will soon result in abuse to the child,” a professor of social work complained in an angry letter to the Los Angeles Times. “And when the marriage ends with additional children and more abuse, will Orange County Social Services create a dating service for abusive men to cycle them into new relationships with troubled adolescents?”

Questions like these prompted Orange County (one of the most Republican in the country) to retreat from its matchmaker role. But the details of the cases cause one to pause a moment. Thirteen-year-old Isabel Gomez told social workers she truly loved her 20-year-old boyfriend. Isabel’s mother — herself only 29 — is convinced her daughter’s troubled life has improved dramatically since he stepped into her life.
Since the marriage, she told the Los Angeles Times, “everything is much better.”
The situation, admittedly, is far from ideal. But would Isabel Gomez be better served if the father of her child was behind bars?

That’s a harder question to answer. Two-thirds of all teen
pregnancies involve adult men, and we can’t put them all in jail.

This was written by the same schizoid man who is threatening libel action over the suggestion that when he said Victorian feminists ‘used co-ercive strategies to control the sexual behaviour of young girls’, what he meant was that Victorian feminists ‘used co-ercive strategies to control the sexual behaviour of young girls’ – i.e. raised the age of consent from 12/13 to 16 in order to end child prostitution.

Perhaps David Futrelle needs to either shut up or simply apologize to his feminist readers for the things he wrote in the 1990’s.  As well as to Warren Farrell.

5 thoughts on “When David Futrelle Suggested 13 Year Old Child Rape Victims Should Be Encourged to Marry the Paedophiles Who Raped Them (Who would be spared jail)”

  1. this is shoddy quotemining. I’m no fan of Futrelle, but the entirety of his article is not supportive of child marriages. See the last three paragraphs:

    It would be nice to think we’ve made some progress since then. But with Orange County social workers pushing for shotgun marriages and San Diego child-protectors going on perp-hunts, I’m not so sure we have. Both approaches reinforce the image of girls as largely passive victims, bystanders at their own fate.

    Politicians, meanwhile, glibly explain the teen pregnancy “epidemic” in terms of a lack of “family values,” especially in urban America. But in many ways Isabel Gomez’s problem — and the problems of countless others like her — stems from an overdose of traditional “family values.” Too many young girls still seem to believe that
    fathers know best — unwilling, for example, to insist that their lovers
    use birth control, perhaps out of fear of losing them.

    Girls who have confidence in themselves, and hope for their future, know that early pregnancy is a trap — and that early marriage is less a solution to their problems than a poignant symbol of the limitations of their lives.

  2. WTF? Oh to anyone who doesn’t remember, kloo2yoo is the former paedocrite moderator of r/mensrights, who would refuse to accept any articles from myself and human-stupidity even discussing feminist laws on the age of consent or ‘child porn’, and yet is now defending David Futrelle over support for 13 year old girls marrying their adult abusers (and by context, his support of child torture porn being sold in sex shops).

    Kloo2Yoo also once called the cops on a men’s rights redditor for posting a harmless and well known picture that appears on hundreds of ‘funny pic’ sites and even a Hallmark greeting card. The picture is of a little boy and girl, with the boy peering down the girls pants and a speech caption coming from the girl with the words – “And with this I will control your life”. Despite its clear men’s rights revelance, Kloo2 saw child porn in it. Talk about projection.

    But the details of the cases cause one to pause a moment. Thirteen-year-old Isabel Gomez told social workers she truly loved her 20-year-old boyfriend. Isabel’s mother — herself only 29 — is convinced her daughter’s troubled life has improved dramatically since he stepped into her life.
    Since the marriage, she told the Los Angeles Times, “everything is much better.”
    The situation, admittedly, is far from ideal. But would Isabel Gomez be better served if the father of her child was behind bars?

    Futrelle is clearly suggesting that 13 year old girls marrying their adult lovers is better than the adults being sent to jail. How can you possibly interpret this any other way?

    Too many young girls still seem to believe that
    fathers know best — unwilling, for example, to insist that their lovers
    use birth control, perhaps out of fear of losing them.

    In this quote, he appears to be suggesting that it’s the fault of the fathers when a 13 year old girl is too afraid to use birth control with her adult lover.

    Kloo2yoo – you’re not just a David Futrelle level paedocrite, you really are fucking retarded. I honestly thought you’d gone away, perhaps been locked up or something.

    Oh, but thanks – you just referenced David Futrelle using the term ‘young girls’, clearly meaning 13 year old girls, as he clearly did in his prostitution article as well. With retarded aspie paedocrites like you defending him, Futrelle doesn’t have much chance, does he?

  3. Maybe with the recent controversy over ‘Salo’, Kloo2 has been doing some private film reviews ‘for research purposes only’ LOL

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