Monday, 18 May 2009

Group Se*x incident(s)

I am appalled that so many people want to "get behind Matty Johns". I would have thought that six or eight or ten Rugby League players standing in line behind him to take their turn to have se*x with a young woman would have been enough?
Apparently not.

A Facebook Page has been opened, with a staggering number of people joining up. The Page says:
  • "Following the incident, the players involved told police that a group of them participated in sex with the teenager and that it was consensual.
  • "This may have been immoral but in no way was it illegal, and in reality he should only be accountable to his wife for his indiscretions. Matthew John's himself has come out following the revelations across many forms of media and has apologised and accepted the weight of his actions.
  • "We must remember that everybody is human and Channel 9’s seemingly snap reaction far outweighs the ‘crime’.
  • "We would like to invite you all to join us and get behind Matty Johns."
My questions are simple:
  1. The first is an ethical question: Does Johns not have to answer to himself, first and foremost? Has he no conscience, or no sense of common decency?
  2. The second is an aesthetic question - addressed to the nameless other players who stood in line (some apparently amused themselves by masturbating while waiting their turn). And my question is this? What is the attraction in standing in a queue, to be the second, third, fourth, or fifth or sixth or seventh or eighth, or ninth or tenth or eleventh guy to add your sperm to that primordial soup of ejaculant inside the body of that young woman?
The encounter cannot have been a meaningful encounter for any of these people, surely? It is likely that there was no "response" from the young woman's body to the numerous later "players" in the "Ga*ng Ba*ng". They may as well have been been playing with a rubber doll. And that would have been far preferable from the point of view of avoiding emotional harm to the woman they were having se*x with.

Above all, this reveals a grubby, mindless approach to the act of coition, which I for one think is demeaning to all concerned.
No wonder they don't want to come forward and be named.

And, by the way, the only male bonding going on here is that of cowardice - hiding behind that old mantra of "What happens on tour stays on tour".

Pathetic.

The Cronulla Club Board ought all stand down, if they do not vow, publicly to promote a code of ethics for their players, which brings an end to such gross behaviour.

2 comments:

Miss Eagle said...

Onya, Denis. Don't mean to sound pious or mealy-mouthed - but I am a believer in natural justice. We reap what we sow irrespective of courts of law and other justice seek tribunals. If Cronulla and the boys (and how disappointed I was to find Matty Johns involved with my beloved Storm)just keep on keeping on and never altering their behaviour and, even worse, denying their behaviour and its ramifications - that's cool. Just watch this space.....because justice will have its way and it is usually in a way that is appropriate to the original action.
What stunned me was how someone with such a beautiful and intelligent wife at his side could ever stray! I don't understand. But I certainly pray to God for support for her and her children.

Denis Wilson said...

Thanks Miss Eagle
I have had many positive responses via email, including from Pru Goward, former Human Rights Commissioner, and now NSW Local MP, who said:
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"Thank you my dear. I am horrified that there would be 155,816 insensitive people out there who think group sex with or without consent is ok.
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I wonder why all the other incidents, not involving rugby players, ended up in strong public disapproval and gaol terms.
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I took a risk and was very outspoken on this last week. I felt there was no point in being silent.
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I am glad you too are taking a stand,
P
Many similar voices of support.
My local Anglican Minister (a male, of course - it is the Sydney Archdiocese after all) is not sure the woman is a Victim. Oh well, at least we both agree that all participants would have been better off if the event had not happened.
Thanks for your support.
Denis

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