In an article on Talking Points Memo about a teenage sexting case:

The comments at 6ABC were full of people recommending criminal penalties for girls who dare display urges programmed into all of our genes that allow our species to continue.

This has got to be one of the most moronic statements I’ve read in quite awhile. The fact that anyone would be calling for criminal charges in a case like this is ridiculous enough…but taking naked selfies and passing them on is “programmed into all of our genes”?

The author wants to teach the boys a lesson while apparently not wanting the girls to understand that taking naked selfies and passing them on to anyone is incredibly stupid. Should the boys be passing them on? No. But the girls shouldn’t be taking them in the first place.

If we’ve learned anything so far about the Internet it’s that these types of photos or videos will show up there. Let’s teach our kids to not only be respectful of others but of themselves.

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