Sunday, September 27, 2009
Polanski, Phillips, Kelly and Other Would-Be Predators
Well this is interesting. Director Roman Polanski has been detained by the Swiss gov't after he flew there to attend a film festival. The United States will possibly seek his extradition after he fled the country during his rape trial in the 1970's. This is one case that has always "baffled" me. I always felt as if a) Polanski got away with the alleged sexual assault of a 13 year-old b) if so then her mother should have been prosecuted right along beside him for allowing the situation to unfold the way it did c) male privilege, specifically white male privilege trumped everything d) how serious was the US gov't in prosecuting the case knowing he lived in France the entire time.
In light of the most recent allegations from Mackenzie Phillips about her own father having sex with her doesn't it make you wonder if the majority of men are depraved and how they are usually protected because they have "talent" or are inherently male? On the other hand you have this seeming explosion of (usually) white female teachers targeting their male students as well. Sometimes I don't think their crimes are being taken as seriously as they ought to either.
Is there anybody left who has normal relations?