R.E.S.P.E.C.T. Tits and Bums

Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I’m not sure about the former.

Albert Einstein

I realise that today’s writing may cause offence, but in spite of my fear I will continue to say my piece.  It starts with the question: what is the difference between tits and bums?  Being on the older side of young I hadn’t heard of ‘upskirting’, until it was almost outlawed.

I feel alone in being satisfied that the criminalising of ‘upskirting’ didn’t pass through the House.  It feels wrong to me that someone should be criminalised, or possibly even sent to jail, for behaving in nothing more than a disrespectful way, where no touching, no drugging etc has taken place, just disrespect.  I am not saying that it is acceptable to disrespect those who wear skirts, and I think most girls, or boys, are capable of defending themselves in this practice, and I cannot see what difference it makes whether one is wearing a normal pair of panties or shorts under their skirts, which more often than not are just below their bum cheeks anyway.  My concern is which Disrespect will be the next criminal offence.  We are moving in a dangerous direction here. If this is a crime I can just see freedom of speech coming up next on the agenda.  It is already badly eroded.  Without freedom to express ourselves, what is there left of us?

I should imagine most skirt wearers are wearing underpants, and really all that is happening is someone ends up with a photo of the top of their legs and then the panties.  Haven’t we been wearing bikinis and thongs on the beaches for years now? How about the indignation of having the wrong man stare at your cleavage?  And for goodness sake, here the tits are actually pretty exposed. Is a pair of panties that revealing? Most young people have been watching porn together for years.  This is far more demeaning than a picture of the tops of someone’s legs.

The world is going mad, and if we can’t have reliable rape charges stick, or easily separate who is the victim and who the perpetrator, can you imagine the legal mess that could come out of a law that makes ‘upskirting’ illegal.  We need to get real.  What we have is more and more young people growing up with no limits, no respect for others and for those who are different, for whom watching pornography is not much different to sitting down earlier with their children for a Disney movie, and who seem to have lost all contact with consequences always being attached to all actions.  No god, no inner journeying, no matter, don’t care, pass the cocaine.  Or, no god, no one cares about me, no inner journeying, no matter, don’t care, some anti-depressants please.

Amongst the young people I know, many have been raised by parents who teach their children to respect others and their property at least. I see that some are spiritual and some are not.  I also see that those with healthy passions, like carpentry, music, knitting, singing, writing etc, find purpose and a direction in life, which isn’t always via a spiritual path. Some grow, through hard times quite often, while others flounder.  Nobody can, or should, force a spiritual path on someone for whom it feels alien.  But for those who aren’t spiritual, I do see the additives to their struggle to find a meaning to life.  Since the demise of faith there is a growing disconnect in communities and between communities, and a rapid rise in unkindness and selfishness in society.  Is there salvation on the horizon, or are we heading down the tubes?  I am interested to see what happens next, but I may not be around long enough.  Perhaps I will get a bird’s eye view – ha ha.

Author: jenniesredbook

Someone who is trying to find the stepping stones that will make a difference to her in this lifetime.

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