Ironically, I just completed a podcast about Milo Yiannopoulos’ nose-dive over his comments concerning pedophilia. This all happened shortly after comedian and political commentator Bill Maher featured Milo on his show (HBO’s Real Time) and basically began to take credit for Milo’s public demise by “exposing” him (Milo) to a broader audience…sure, ok.
In my latest podcast I brought up what I felt were double standards and hypocrisies surrounding the public’s reaction to the situation; pointing out how when older women rape or molest young boys or young male teenagers, there is minimal or non-existent public outrage or wide spread negative reactions.
Now a video has resurfaced of Bill Maher on his old ABC show ‘Politically Incorrect’ from 1998 where he discusses the case of Mary Kay Latourneau, a 30 + year old school teacher who raped / molested a 12 year old boy and became impregnated by him.
Bill’s take on the situation…
“It’s unorthodox… they’re (the 30 yr old teacher and 12 yr old student) having a family and they’re (the local justice system) keeping the mother in jail because she won’t conform to what society feels is the perfect American family.”
When guests, Activist Celeste Greig and Musician Henry Rollins rightfully point out that this is “sickening” and its rape. Bill Maher’s response;
“Rape…come on. How can a woman rape a man?”
First, this wasn’t a man but a 12 year old boy. Second even if it was an adult man, the answer should still be obvious to any logical thinking human being or has society been – and continues to be – brain washed into thinking that even at 12 years of age, males / boys can’t be victims to fragile powerless women?
If you think Maher has changed his tune in the years since, NOPE. He goes into even further detail defending Letourneau in 2007 Playboy interview.
“I’m the only guy I’ve ever heard who defends Mary Kay Letourneau,”
“Are you saying teachers should be allowed to have sex with their 13-year-old students, as she did, and not go to jail?” asked the reporter (even Playboy could be shocked).
Maher said he believed in a “double standard… If a 28-year-old male teacher is screwing a 13-year-old girl, that’s a crime.“
“But with Debra Lafave (another teacher who had sex with a student) screwing her 14-year-old boy student, the crime is that we didn’t get it on videotape. Was he being taken advantage of? I wish I had been taken advantage of like that. What a memory she gave him!”
In 2013, a study published in the JAMA Pediatrics claimed that when “sexual violence” is defined similarly to how the famous campus study framed it—i.e., forced kissing and the like—an astounding 52% of males and 48% of females over age 18 had committed sexual violence at least once in their lives.
A 2008-2009 CDC report revealed that in American juvenile facilities, more than 95% of staff members who molested incarcerated minors were females.
Information, statistics and articles concerning Female on male rape and Female on male child molestation / incest is out there for those who give a damn to look for it.
In the meantime, listen to Bill Maher debate his panel and defend a female rapist of a 12 year old boy in the show below. The section begins at the 7:10 mark.