It’s Different for a Woman?

Bieber Fever is in full swing, at least here in the U.S.  Girls and women alike are swooning at the 15 year-old singer like he was some gift from God.  Of course, this happens every time a teen singing sensation hits the market, graces the covers of teenage girl magazines and becomes an internet search sensation.  What makes this particular one (Mr. Bieber) stand out is that I’ve seen comments on message boards and even have heard people personally refer to this boy in some pretty sexual ways.  From older middle-aged women confessing they wanted to be cougars or wouldn’t mind being his M.I.L.F. to even older women standing outside his concerts and autograph signings holding embarrassing signs that profess their adoration of him. 

The last time I saw something like this was when Britney Spears first hit the music scene.  She was … what, 15 or 16 years old, and even middle-aged men were staring at her sexualized image that the record label was pushing on the public.  At the same time, I heard radio djs and callers to radio talk shows discussing how disgusting it was that grown men would sexualize and fantasize about a young girl like this.  It was perverted and they should be drug out into the public and ostracized! 

Hmm, lets come back to the present and see how lightly the Just Bieber situation is being taken.  Saturday Night Live even went as far as to do a skit on the situation, with Justin as a student that his teacher is fantasizing about in class.  Isn’t this the kind of situation that the news broadcasts that shows teachers being arrested and taken to jail while discussing how traumatized the child is and how their life will never be the same?

I don’t get it.  Maybe it’s just different for a woman.  Double standards and all that jazz.  A man is a pervert for staring at a 15 year old girl in a short skirt, tight top and pony tails, but a 35-40 year old woman is a-okay for wanting to ravage a 15 year old boy in jeans and a t-shirt.

Society is seriously F’ed up.

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