September 26, 2005
More on Pimp-Mommy: “Get-It-Over-With” Sex
Predictably, our culture has drifted from Get It On, to Get-It-Over-With. . .
One more thing about the mom who pimped out her daughter and a friend to two men they met at a mall on a shopping trip.
My Brilliant Brother mentioned that post to me and said: “You know, Charmaine, that woman didn’t exactly pimp out her daughter.”
It’s putting a fine point on it, but he’s right. There is another layer of this story that I passed over.
What the mother actually said was that it was time for her daughter to “have sex and get it over with.”
That’s a statement worth pausing over.
While we are all justly horrified at this woman’s terrible lack of normal, human maternal protectiveness, this mother came by her attitude naturally just by breathing the noxious fumes of our modern MTV sex culture. How many degrees of separation are there, really, from this mother who charged into criminal neglect, and the mothers who communicate the same “get it over with” attitude to their daughters more subtly, but perform a similar role as enabler with their permissiveness?
We’ve spent the last several decades letting a sniggering, crude, crass, adolescent, Get It On approach to sexuality overtake our sexual mores.
Virginity, once respected and valued as a mark of self-discipline and self-respect, is now often viewed skeptically as a burden and an embarrassment.
We’ve morphed into the Get-It-Over-With culture. And women are the poorer for it.
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