Monday, October 09, 2006

The North Korean Nuclear Fizzle - I Question the Timing

The North Korean nuclear test looks to have been a dud.

Which makes it still very serious.

The best thing about it though was that it changed the conversation. All those stories of gay men having consensual sex suddenly seem even less relevant than before.

I remember visiting colleges when I was sixteen and seventeen. There was always the requisite male who hung around the visiting female students hoping to get laid. It was very little trouble to avoid these openly predatorial types if you wanted to do so. And it was also very little trouble to get laid, if that is what you wanted instead.

Young women go through these kinds of hassles regularly - as a rite of passage; they can be nuisances, but you deal with it.

So I assume, in a like situation, that young gay men are as well equipped to make up their own minds about whether or not they want to participate. And if someone is exhanging raunchy email exchanges, it is volitional on his part.


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