Saturday, August 1, 2015

Bill Cosby and the Allure of Nymphets

Of the women who accused Bill Cosby of drugging and raping them, at least five of them were nymphets. Below are their stories as profiled in New York magazine:

Traitz met Cosby while working as a waitress at Café Figaro in Los Angeles. The comedian offered to drive her home one night, but instead he took her to a beach. They parked and he pulled out a briefcase full of pills. He told her to take one to relax, but Traitz declined. He became angry. He groped her and tried to climb on top of her. Traitz pushed Cosby away, and fended him off...This happened when I was 18. ---Linda Joy Traitz

“At 17, my agent introduced me to Bill Cosby, who was going to mentor me and take me to the next level of my career. Over the course of the next year, I was drugged half the time when I was with him and would come out of a delusional experience going, ‘Whoa, what was that?’ He would say, ‘Well, I needed to undress you and wash your clothes because you got drunk and made a fool of yourself.’... I was invited down to Atlantic City to see his show and had a very confusing night where I was completely drugged and my luggage was missing. When I called the concierge to find out where my luggage was, Cosby went ballistic. He slammed the phone down and said, ‘What the hell are you doing, letting the whole hotel know I have a 19-year-old girl in my hotel suite?’ The next morning, he summoned me down to his room and yelled at me that I needed to have discretion. He threw me down on the bed and he put his forearm under my throat. He straddled me, and he took his belt buckle off. The clanking of the belt buckle, I’ll never forget.” —Barbara Bowman

19-year-old Tarshis was starting a career as a comedy writer when she met Cosby in Los Angeles through mutual friends. The comedian asked Tarshis if she’d be interested in working on some material with him. She joined Cosby at his bungalow. Cosby served Tarshis a Bloody Mary topped with a beer. She drank some, and the next thing she remembered was Cosby undressing her on his couch. She told him she had a yeast infection, hoping to fend him off. Cosby grabbed her head and forced her to perform oral sex on him. Back in New York, Tarshis got a phone call from Cosby, inviting her to his show on Long Island. Her mother answered the phone, and Tarshis didn't want to explain to her mother why she was reluctant to attend. She had a drink or two at his New York City hotel. Before she left, she saw vials of pills in a man’s shaving kit. They went to the show. "It hit me like a sledgehammer," she says. She felt like she was about to pass out, and she had the driver take her back to the limo. The next thing she remembers is waking up in bed the next morning with Cosby, naked and sore.  ----Joan Tarshis

Lasha met Cosby in Las Vegas in 1986. The 17-year-old high-school student worked at the Hilton Las Vegas but wanted to pursue a modeling career, so her stepmother sent a letter and a photo of Lasha to the comedian. Cosby called Lasha’s family, inviting her and her grandmother to his show, also at the Hilton. Cosby asked Lasha up to his suite, where he promised to introduce her to an agent from the Ford Modeling Agency. In his room, Cosby handed Lasha a blue pill — he said it was an antihistamine for her cold — and a double shot of Amaretto. Cosby asked her to put on a hotel robe and wet her hair to prepare for the modeling agent’s arrival. Lasha says someone came to the room and snapped a few photos, but quickly left. Alone again with Cosby, Lasha says the comedian led her to the bedroom and gave her another shot of Amaretto. She lay down, and then he climbed in bed beside her. She remembers him humping her leg, grunting. Then she blacked out. She woke up more than 13 hours later. Cosby stood above her and clapped his hands, shouting, “Daddy says wake up.” He handed her $1,500 and told her to buy something nice for herself and for her grandmother. She came forward in December 2014. “I used to fear for my life because of the type of influence that he had. And I would cry all the time, all the time. After that, I didn’t know who to trust and who not to trust. I have nightmares. I wouldn’t let my children watch The Cosby Show because I would cry.”
---Chelan Lasha

Welles first met Cosby when she was a child. Her mother was a talent agent and knew the comedian. Welles was 17 and an aspiring singer when she ran into Cosby on the set of I Spy. He invited her to a jazz club. Cosby ordered drinks soon after they arrived. Everything became a blur. She woke up in a strange apartment, naked and alone. The comedian told Welles she had drunk too much Champagne — though she says she remembered only drinking her Coke — and he brought her to the apartment so she could sleep it off. Welles took him at his word and accepted another invitation to a magic show. Again, her memories of the night disappeared, and she woke up naked. ---Sunni Welles

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

14-year-old Sofia Mechetner and the Allure of Nymphet Models


Tanith Carey shared in The Daily Mail that 14-year-old Sofia Mechetner has been ordained as the face of Dior. Mechetner, who is from Tel Aviv, recently signed a two-year contract worth £170,000. 

After the 5' 11" Mechetner was signed by an agent in Israel, she was booked for a photo shoot in Paris, but the Parisian agency cancelled the photo shoot after it learned of the nymphet's age; however, after visiting the Dior store Mechetner made such an impression on Raf Simons, the brand's creative director, that, despite her age, she was signed to an exclusive contract.

Mechetner was signed by Dior despite the fact that in 2012 the entire line of international Vogue agreed to not hire models who were younger than 16 and in 2007 the British Fashion Council recommended that designers only use models who were at least 16. 

And what did Dior boldly have Mechetner wear in its 2015 Autumn Winter show? A flowing, yet sheer, Haute Couture Dior gown which clearly revealed where her "pleasant fountains lie."

The potential controversy that comes with being a teen model hasn't stop the daughters of some celebrities. For example, Kaia Gerber, the 13-year-old daughter of supermodel Cindy Crawford, signed a contract with IMG and did a photo shoot where Carey described Gerber as "... reclining on a pillow, heavily made up, half-closed eyes and a come-hither pout." 15-year-old Lily-Rose Depp, the daughter of Johnny, was hired as the face of Chanel eyewear. And Anais, the daughter of rock star Noel Gallagher, signed with Select Model Management at the tender age of 11. 

Thus, the despite the outcry, the allure of nymphet models continues
Kaia Gerber (13)
Lily-Rose Depp (15)
 Anais Gallagher (14)

Thursday, July 23, 2015

HIGH SCHOOL GIRL (1974) [Italian: Cugini carnali]: A Nymphet Causes A Stampede in Italy

HIGH SCHOOL GIRL (1974): A Nymphet Causes A Stampede in Italy

This may be hard to believe but I didn't realize that white men who worked in white collar positions noticed beautiful women on the streets of Manhattan until I read AJ Jabobs' The Guinea Pig Diaries about five years ago.

I was shocked by Jacobs' honesty about his attraction to other women besides his wife. That was profound, because I see other minorities gawking and making, mostly inappropriate, comments to women all the time and I never understood why white men never appeared to have seen those same women, unless they were drunk or construction workers.

It dawned on me after reading The Guinea Pig Diaries that it may be a class thing. After reading Jacobs' chapter on being honest I realized that educated white men actually do notice beautiful women, but it's considered impolite to take a peek or it's done very discretely. 

And I would imagine that many educated minorities are the same way. For example, I can't imagine Gladwell turning around to look a girl's bottom. 

One may get the impression that African-Americans, Latinos and, from High School Girl (1974), Italians are more sexual than say the French or Japanese, but their lecherous behavior may be more class based than cultural. However, I would argue that the French and Japanese are the leaders in showing their hebephilia\ephebophilia in their art and media.

Paranormal Activity 3, Mad Max and The Lovely Bones: Three Films You Didn't Realize Were About Nymphets

Here's part of Wikipedia's plot summary for Paranormal Activity 3:

In 2005, Katie delivers a box of old videotapes to her pregnant [younger] sister Kristi...which holds footage of young Katie and Kristi with their mother, Julie, and her boyfriend Dennis. 

In 1988, in their house in Santa Rosa, California, Kristi begins interacting with an imaginary friend named Toby. Dennis notices that since Kristi's friend appeared, strange things have been happening around the house. Dennis and Julie try to make a sex tape, but are interrupted by an earthquake. The camera shows dust fall from the ceiling and land onto an invisible figure in the room. While reviewing the footage, Dennis notices the strange incident. His friend Randy suggests that Dennis place cameras throughout the house to capture any other incidents. That night in the girls' bedroom, Kristi wakes up and talks to someone off-camera. When Dennis questions her the following day, Kristi tells him it was Toby. 

The plot summary goes on for several paragraphs but what it doesn't make explicit is that Toby, who is described in the film by Kristi as being "old like Grandma", wanted to have sex with Kristi to produce a male heir. The Villain's Wikia sums it up better:

Toby was growing impatient and wanted to mate with Kristi to father her child in hopes of producing the male heir he had been promised. Kristi [initially] refused to give in to his demands and told Toby to stop talking to her. In a rage, Toby gave Kristi a high fever and brutally attacked Katie and Dennis' assistant Randy the following day. Later that night the furious demon trashed the girls' room and dragged Katie into his crawlspace, holding her hostage until Kristi agreed to do as he asked. Toby told her to go to Lois' [the grandmother's] house to prepare for a binding ritual.

The film ends as Lois lures Kristi and Katie upstairs saying, "Let's get ready," before Kristi excitedly request that Toby join them.

Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) is approximately two hours of almost non-stop carnage as Immortan Joe violently attempts to recover his five, much younger, wives whom escaped with warrior Imperator Furiosa (Charlize Theron) with the help of Max Rockatansky (Tom Hardy). 

Lastly, the novel and the film The Lovely Bones is about how 14-year-old Susie Salmon was raped and murdered by George Harvey her 36-year-old neighbor in Norristown, Pennsylvania. Interestingly, the film doesn't make it explicitly clear that Salmon was raped.

In all of these films it appears that the underlying theme of hebephilia\ephebophilia and in the case of Paranormal Activity 3, pedophilia, is lost in the engaging horror, action and\or storytelling. 

Thursday, July 9, 2015

From Elvis to JFK: Famous Hebephiles and Age-Gap Relationships

It's a common mistake to label these men as pedophiles. The clinical definition of pedophilia is an attraction to pre-pubertal or early pubertal children. These men are hebephiles and ephebophiles. Hebephiles are attracted to girls between the ages of 12 and 16 and ephebophiles are attracted to girls between the ages of 15 to 19.

Famous Hebephiles\Ephebophiles* and Age-Gap Relationships

Tony Mattola 44
Mariah Carey 23
Richard Gere 42
Cindy Crawford 25
Charlie Chaplin 54
Dona O’Neill 18
Charlie Chaplin
Maybelle Fournier 12
Charlie Chaplin
Mildred Harris 14
Charlie Chaplin
Lillita Grey 15
Charlie Chaplin
Hetty Kelly 15
John Derek 50
Bo Derek, 20
Terry Richardson 47
Audrey Gelman 23
Elvis 27
Priscilla Wagner (Presley) 14
Steven Bauer 57
Lyda Loudon 18
Doug Hutchison 50
Courtney Stodden 16
Mark Sanchez 25
Eliza Kruger 17
Edgar Allen Poe 26
Virginia Poe 13
Greek Boyfriend 27
Lady Gaga 15
Frank Sinatra 44
Tuesday Weld 14
Woody Allen 53
Soon-Yi Previn 19
Charles Dickens 45
Ellen Ternan 18
Billy Joel 55
Katie Lee 23
R. Kelly 27
Sean “Puffy” Combs 42
Cassie 25
James H. Marshall 89
Anna Nicole Smith 24
Billy Joel, 55
Katie Lee, 23
Picasso 62
Francoise Gilot 21
Gary Hart 51
Donna Rice 29
Alec Balwin 54
Hilaria Thomas 28
Frank Sinatra, 51
Mia Farrow, 21
Marvin Gaye 43
Jan Gaye 17
Pope Alexander VI 62
Giulia Farnese 19
Robin Thicke 36
Lana Scolaro 20
Roman Polanski
Samantha Geimer 13
Roman Polanski
Nastassja Kinski 15
Roman Polanski
Charlotte Lewis 16
Bradley Cooper 38
Suki Waterhouse 21
English Teacher 26
Lauren Silverman 16
James Wood 66
Kristen Bauguess 20
James Wood 59
Ashley Madison 19
Lorenzo Da Ponte 38
Mistress 16
Sir Peter Paul Rubens 53
Hélène Fourment 16
James Franco 36
Lucy Clode 17
Ronald Reagan 36
Elizabeth Taylor 10
Ronald Reagan 41
Piper Laurie 16
J.D. Salinger
Joyce Maynard 19
J.D. Salinger
Claire Douglas 19
J.D. Salinger
Oona O'Neill 16
Silvio Berlusconi
Karima el Mahroug 17
Pablo Escobar 26
Maria Victoria 15
Henry Miller 31
June Mansfield Miller 21
Henry Miller 53
Janina Martha Lepska 23
Henry Miller 62
Eve McClure 25
Henry Miller 75
Hoki Tokuda 29
Peter Cook 48
Diana Bianchi 18
Ashton Kutcher 33
Sara Leal 19
John F. Kennedy 45
Mimi Alford 19
Joseph P. Kennedy Sr. 69
French caddie 17
Joseph P. Kennedy Sr.
Nancy "Slim" Keith 18
Jerry Lee Lewis 23
Myra Gale 13

Monday, July 6, 2015

Nymphet Knee and Ankle Fetish (Update)

In The Allure of Nymphets, I shared the poem “man mowing the lawn across the way from me” by Charles Bukowski. He wrote:

man mowing the lawn across from me\don’t you see the young girls walking down the sidewalks now\with knives in their purses? \don’t you see their beautiful eyes and dresses and\hair? \don’t you see their beautiful asses and knees and \ankles?

Bukowski couldn't fathom why the man wasn't infatuated by the knees and ankles of the passing nymphets. But Bukowski isn't the only one with a nymphet knee and ankle fetish. 
Jérôme, the 35-year-old protagonist in the french film Claire's Knee (1970) [French: Le genou de Claire], "is struck by teenage girl Claire and harbours an unquenchable desire to touch her knee." (IMDB).

And the book covers for the books pictured below, which are all about nymphets who are involved in age-discrepant relationships, were clearly chosen by a publishing company that was aware of the seductive nature of the knees and ankles of nymphets. Could that also be the reason why men find catholic school girl uniforms so inviting?

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Thursday, July 2, 2015

US Soldiers [Allegedly] Rape 54 Colombian Nymphets

I wrote in The Allure of Nymphets that Ridley shared in The Red Queen that the attainment of young women is the main reason for wars and that the procurement of resources is secondary. In addition, according to The Economist, rape has been used as a motivator and pacifier for soldiers for centuries. For example, Japanese soldiers were provided with 200,000 sex slaves during the Second Sino-Japanese war, during World War II the Soviet army raped between one and two million Axis women, and Serbian soldiers raped over 20,000 Bosnian women between 1992 and 1995.

And The Daily Mail reported on 24 March 2015 that [at least] 54 Colombian nymphets were raped between 2003 and 2007 in the town of Melgar by American troops and contractors. (Some of the rapes were boldly filmed and sold.)

In particular, in August of 2007, US sergeant Michael J. Coen and defense contractor Cesar Ruiz [allegedly] drugged and raped a 12-year-old Colombian maiden. Colombian prosecutors issued arrest warrants for Coen and Ruiz but they weren't detained due to diplomatic immunity. 

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Nabokov's Favorite Author, Robbe-Grillet, Wrote About Nymphets Too

Nabokov was asked in a 1964 Playboy interview, "Are there any contemporary authors you do enjoy reading?" Nabokov replied, "I do have a few favorites—for example, Robbe-Grillet and Borges. How freely and gratefully one breathes in their marvelous labyrinths! I love their lucidity of thought, the purity and poetry, the mirage in the mirror."
After reading in The Paris Review that Nabokov spent two months in Cambridge working on the English translation and commentary of Eugene Onegin for over 17 hours per day I found it interesting that the novel in verse was about how the poet Lensky invited 26-year-old dandy Eugene Onegin to dinner with his fiancée, the nymphet Olga, and her family. During the dinner Tatyana, Olga's 13-year-old older sister, became very infatuated with Onegin but her innocent love for the older man was (initially) unrequited. 

Thus, I suspected that Nabokov's contemporary favorite authors would write about hebephilia themes as well. And my suspicions were confirmed when I picked up a copy of Robbe-Grillet's nouveau roman novel Recollections of the Golden Triangle [French: Souvenirs du Triangle d'Or]
Here's part of the plot summary from the back cover:

It plots the tortuous investigation of a murder that leads to the revelation of the depraved activities of the Society of the Golden Triangle. Robbe-Grillet unravels the story in a dazzling hash of lurid images - a secret doorway, an illicit photograph, the bodies of dead children washed up by the tide-and echoing the pornographic dream research of the twisted Dr. Morgan. 

As it states on Amazon, "Recollections of the Golden Triangle challenges the reader to find his own meaning in its descriptions, clues, and contradictions, and to play detective by assembling the pieces of the fictional puzzle." But what is clear is that this novel falls into the dark side of ephebophilia. Here are two examples\scenes:

To celebrate her 17th birthday, Caroline's father took a whole box at the Opera House. Caroline was commanded to face the stage while straddling two armless red-velvet chairs before her father "...pressed himself shamelessly against her buttocks in order to caress her in greater comfort...The insidious fingers are no longer satisfied with stroking...They pass back and forth in wave after wave, tirelessly, over the bivalvular lips...One tiny, fragile rock resists and stiffens..."

"[And] little Violetta, who on the pretext that she is ill is enjoying a lie-in after breakfasting in bed, leafs through an illustrated children's book recounting exciting episodes from ancient history. The child surreptitiously begins caressing herself under the sheets."

Recollections of the Golden Triangle was published in French in 1978 - a year after Nabokov's death; however Robbe-Grillet's The Voyeur [French: Le Voyeur] was published in 1955. Here's part of Amazon's plot summary:

Mathias, a timorous, ineffectual traveling salesman, returns to the island of his birth after a long absence. Two days later, a thirteen-year-old girl is found drowned and mutilated. With eerie precision, Robbe-Grillet puts us at the scene of the crime and takes us inside Mathias’s mind, artfully enlisting us as detective hot on the trail of a homocidal maniac.

It has not been confirmed that Nabokov was a practicing hebephile, but it's clear that he not only enjoyed writing works that contained the theme of ephebophilia, but he relished authors that encompassed the theme as well. 

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Emma Stone, Jennifer Lawrence, and Scarlett Johansson Have an [Much] Older-Man Problem

Scarlett Johansson, Jennifer Lawrence and Emma Stone.  

Emma Stone, Jennifer Lawrence and Scarlett Johansson aren't nymphets anymore, but according to Kyle Buchanan's New York magazine Vulture post "Emma Stone, Jennifer Lawrence, and Scarlett Johansson Have an Older-Man Problem".

Here's an excerpt and some graphics:  Emma Stone is a mere 26 years old, but in the last cinematic year, she's had four onscreen love-interests who were over 40, including two male characters who were impotent. Jennifer Lawrence is Hollywood's most in-demand young actress, but ever since she won her Oscar, it's hard for her to find a screen lover who isn't approaching middle age. And Scarlett Johansson has been paired with older actors so often that when she romanced Mark Ruffalo in this summer's Avengers: Age of Ultron, their 17-year age difference was the least nitpicked aspect of their union. 

Even post-nymphets are alluring to Hollywood - especially when they're paired with older men. 

Sunday, May 24, 2015

French Nymphet Ball Girl Uniforms

I've been [unsuccessfully] doing research on the history of Catholic schoolgirl uniforms and it dawned on me during today's French open broadcast, that like the male and female private school uniforms, there is a disparity in length between male and female tennis wear. 

As you can observe from the above collage, the tennis skirts of the nymphet ball girls and Fiona Ferro, the 18-year-old French tennis player, barely covers their hillocks. Consequently, their spandex covered hillocks are often exposed when they bend over, run or serve. But the tennis shorts of the males extend to their knees.

You can bet that those nymphet ball girls are causing a lot of nympholepsy among the French hebephiles. 

In the meantime, while I keep researching this issue, please share any sources on the history of Catholic schoolgirl uniforms and/or tennis skirts. And for your efforts, I'll kindly mention you in the burgeoning second edition of The Allure of Nymphets

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Pope Alexander VI's Nymphet Mistress: Giulia Farnese

Renaissance period Pope Alexander VI (1431 – 1503) was the Bishop of Rome from 1492 until his death. He is one of the most disputed Popes due to his adultery and nepotism. 

Alexander VI had a number of mistresses (and illegitimate children) but Giulia Farnese [Italian: Giulia la bella - Julia the beautiful.] was one of his most beloved. It isn't clear when their affair began, but when Farnese was nineteen and the Pope was sixty-two, she moved into a palace next to the Vatican with Lucrezia Borgia, the Pope's thirteen-year-old daughter.

According to Durant's The Renaissance, Farnese was described as "The Pope's Whore", but she was good friends with the Pope's daughter. 

For some strange reason, Farnese was played by Lotte Verbeek, a thirty-year-old actress, in Showtime's adaption of the life of Pope Alexander VI, The Borgias. 

Sunday, April 19, 2015

JURASSIC PARK (1993): Nymphet Sexual Innuendo?

I used to be a very naive person, but my naivety has waned since I began doing research on hebephilia\ephebophilia, and I wrote The Allure of Nymphets. I've recently become even less naive after reading Naiman's Nabokov, Perversely and Patridge's Shakespeare's Bawdy. However, I would like to get a second opinion on this matter. 

When a Vegasaurus happened upon Dr. Grant, Tim and Lex (Ariana Richards) in Jurassic Park (1993), Tim said, "It looks like it has a cold." However, since there are no visible signs of a cold, it's not apparent from the film how Tim was able to make that diagnosis. And why did Lex refer to it as a "girl", but Tim referred to the Vegasaurus as an "it"?

Thus, my question is, did Steven Spielberg spew the rich viscous fluid upon Ariana Richards' 14-year-old face as a sexual innuendo or as an attempt at comedy or both? 

Thursday, March 19, 2015

From Mozart to The Beatles: Songs About Nymphets

I briefly touched on songs about nymphets in the first edition of The Allure of Nymphets; however, I'm including an entire chapter on the subject in the second edition of the book. Until the second edition is released, here's an excerpt from the manuscript of the new chapter:

French songwriter, poet, artist, actor and director Serge Gainsbourg's famous  age-discrepant relationship with Jane Birkin doesn't fit the strict definition of ephebophilia (Jane only looked like she was eighteen.) but their eighteen-year age difference is close enough to warrant a reference in this book.  However, in 1966 Serge wrote “Les Sucettes [Enlgish: Lollipops] for eighteen-year-old blonde songstress France Gall. The song is about Anna, a young girl who was in paradise every time that "stick slides down her throat". Gall emphatically claimed that she did not know that the song, which on the surface appeared to be a children's song, was about oral sex. However, the very phallic, approximately twelve inch, lollipop that she sucked on in the video should have been a clear clue as to the nature of the song. Unsurprisingly, “Les Sucettes” was Gall's biggest hit.

In 1980, The Police, a British rock  group, released the sing "Don't Stand So Close to Me". The song is about a sexual relationship between a high school English teacher and one of his students. In the first verse of the song the student fantasized about her teacher. “She wants him so badly.” The second verse revealed that the girl was the teacher's favorite student, which made her friends very jealous. The closeness of his young student left the teacher tempted and frustrated. “So bad it makes him cry.” It is implied in the song that their teacher-student affair began after the teacher noticed the girl waiting in the cold rain at a bus stop while he idled in his “warm and dry” car. Sting, the lead singer of Police and the song's writer, elaborated in the book The Police: l'Historia Bandido that the girl's virginity was subsequently taken by her teacher after she entered the comfort of his warm car.  Interestingly, The Police won the 1982 Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal for "Don't Stand So Close to Me".

In 1989 LL Cool J released the album Walking With a Panther. The album reached the top position on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and peaked at number six on the Billboard 200 charts. One of the most popular singles on the album, "Big Ole Butt", reached number thirteen on the Hot Rap Singles and number fifty-seven on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks charts. As you may be able to partially discern from the song's title, the song is about how LL threatened to end his relationship with his live-in girlfriend after he meets new girls with large posteriors. In the second verse of the rap song, LL drove to the local high school to find a high school girl, which was the kind of girl that he enjoyed and adored. There were so many young girls at the high school that LL “...felt like a kid in a candy store.” Despite the large number of nymphets and the difficulty it posed in choosing just one, LL choose Brenda, a seventeen-year-old whom he said, “...had the kind of booty that I'd always remember.” Soon after, LL “pulled out the steel” and they had sex on his bearskin rug next to a roaring fire à la Errol Flynn and Beverly Aadland. (The age of consent is seventeen in New York; therefore, LL wasn't violating any (secular) laws by having sex on a bearskin rug with a seventeen-year-old.)

In 1972, Big Star, an American power pop band, released the song “Thirteen” on their debut album #1 Record. In terms of ephebophilia, the chorus-less song is unusual because the protagonist initiated the age-discrepant relationship. 'Won't you let me walk you home from school?\Won't you let me meet you at the pool?' And using a technique that could have been culled from Robert Greene's The Art of Seduction, the hebephile appealed to the nymphet's villainous side by asking her to risk being in an illegal sexual relationship. He asked, "Would you be an outlaw for my love?" Despite the song's controversial content, Rolling Stone listed the song number 406 on its Top 500 Songs Of All Time list and referred to the song as a beautiful celebration of adolescence. 

"I Saw Her Standing There" was the first song on the Beatles' 1963 debut album Please Please Me. The song is about man who fell in love with a nymphet after they “danced though the night”. The girl was “just seventeen” and looked “way beyond compare”. The song which was written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney peaked at number 14 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and was ranked number 139 on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time list. Consequently, by Mark Lewisohn related in the book Tune In: The Beatles: All These Years that McCartney was dating Celia Mortimer, a seventeen-year-old maiden, while he was co-writing the hit song.

If you have a more high-brow taste in music read the post on Mozart's opera Don Giovanni. And reference Line's Tumblr post  for an extensive list of songs about age-gap relationships. 

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

WHAT MR. MATTERO DID: Sexually Harassed and Abused Nymphets?

In the book What Mr. Mattero Did by Priscilla Cummings, three seventh-grade girls, Jenna, Suzanne, and Claire, informed their middle-school principal that Mr. Mattero, the music teacher, had molested them.

I was immediately suspicious of the girl's claims, because most victims of sexual abuse never report being harmed. They may mention it to a friend, but rarely to their parents or to the authorities. However, victims are more likely to report abuse once another victim's wrong has been exposed. Moreover, according to Joan J. Johnson in her book Teen Prostitution, in most cases, sexually abused nymphets are victims of incest. In other words, nymphets are most commonly molested by their fathers or step-fathers, but in some cases the brother, uncle or cousin is the sexual abuser. 

That is exactly what happened in What Mr. Mattero Did. Phoebe, another seventh grader, confessed to Claire that she was sexually abused by her step-father. Phoebe confessed to Claire, because she thought that Claire was a victim of sexual abuse as well. 

"You're the only person I've told," Phoebe said. "'Cause you've been through it, Claire. So you know what it's like. It's one reason I wanted so bad to be your friend. Because, like you'd understand."

But Phoebe begged Claire not to report her abuse to her mother or to the authorities. 
"Please don't tell anyone, Clair. Please don't." Phoebe said.

Of course, all reports of sexual abuse should be aggressively investigated, but just like in Mr. Mattero's case, the accused should be considered innocent until proven guilty. 

In addition, students who falsely accuse teachers of sexual harassment or abuse should be disciplined i.e., expelled. It's not enough for a falsely accused teacher to be relieved that the accusations weren't true. 

Furthermore, teacher's should be able to send students to "Rubber Rooms". For example, the next time a student tells a teacher to suck his (or her) d*ck, which is something that occurs quit frequently in underprivileged schools in New York City, that student should be disciplined the same way that a teacher would be disciplined for telling a student to...