Doris Baizley's new play, "SEXSTING," which has just opened at the Salt Lake Acting Company, is more than a simple indictment of an internet predator. This week on Utah NOW we're talking about the questions of ethics and privacy in an effort to police the relationships of a virtual world.
Studio guests include playwrights Susan Raffanti and Doris Baizley.
I loved Bill's commentary. He always is so intelligent about what he says and is a pleasure to listen to.
Posted by Lisa , Friday February 2nd, 2007 @ 10:23 pm
Thank you Bill Allred. Exactly what I was thinking. Just because this public defender wants to find her own justification for defending these people, doesn't make it ok for a man to travel to have sex with an underage girl.
Maybe if the play ended so that the meeting never occured. As volitile and disgusting as the sex talk online got, he would have been a sympatheic character. The guy shouldn't have taken the bait. Once the sex offender takes the bait, he's hooked, regardless of intent. No matter how many times a "14-year old girl" asks to meet a 46 year old man, they shouldn't meet under those circumstances, and that's final. The guy was going for any reason than to have a relationship with an underage girl.
Trying to justify that by talking about Hollywood Models or how we treat beauty in america is a straw-man. It doesn't excuse John Doe.
Posted by Nate , Friday February 2nd, 2007 @ 11:27 pm
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