Before reading this go to the background of the story here.
There are few things that get me more angry than rape, particularly rape of a minor. Sexuality is absolutely precious in the sight of God and the idea that someone would sully it for this girl at such a young age (12 for goodness sake!) should bring tears to our eyes. But the thing that also bears mentioning in this discussion is that the girl is 14, technically still below the age of consent. Thus in the eyes of the law any sex she has had with someone above the age of consent is rape – paedophilic rape at that. When Kyle and Jackie O found out the subject matter of what was going to be spoken about, this should have sounded alarm sirens. Sadly I fear the reason and decency valve has rusted over in the minds of the 2Day FM breakfast crew.
I am really saddened for this family. What a tragedy that things have deteriorated so far that the mum thinks it is easier to use a LIE DETECTOR ON RADIO rather than, you know, talking to her daughter like a normal parent. I used to be a high school teacher so I get that teens can be difficult. Hell, they can drive you to distraction sometimes. But the mum is an adult. She had been told about her daughters rape and yet she still asked her daughter, a minor below the age of consent, if she had ever had sex on syndicated radio. This is utterly dispicable. The daughter even expressed unease before the segment started (and who wouldn’t… I wouldn’t want my mum talking about my sex life on radio and I’m 26 and married with nothing to be ashamed of!)
But in addition I’m saddened for the Kyle and Jackie O listenership. Perhaps its just me but I feel like the kind of sexualised, shock radio that Kyle and Jackie O have on any given day has been grooming it’s audience to find this kind of thing entertaining. By stupifying the listenership by exposure to this kind of crap and creating a lie detector segment like this in the first place 2Day FM took a crowbar to the tracks and created this trainwreck.
Why Part 1 I [pretend to] hear you ask? Well I’m sure they’ll do something equally as dumb next week and I’ll be writing about that too.