Streisand on sexual needs

Streisand said of Jackson’s accusers: You can say molested,’ but those children, as you heard say, they were thrilled to be there.” Streisand went on: They both married and they both have children, so it didn’t kill them.”

… [I]t’s already clear that the special status reserved for child victims of sex crimes is eroding.

Defenders of R. Kelly have blamed his accusers for being fast.” Epstein’s victims have been called liars and fame-seekers in light of their coming forward. Some victims of abuse by Catholic priests and Protestant pastors have been cast as gold diggers.

Elizabeth Breunig, Why Barbra Streisand’s Michael Jackson comments were so alarming

As Breunig notes, Streisand has apologized, but I found one of her original comments about Jackson, not noted by Breunig, a paradigm of why the taboo on incest — along with most other sexual taboos — is eroding:

His sexual needs were his sexual needs, coming from whatever childhood he has or whatever DNA he has.

Not so much as a hint that it may sometimes be necessary to say NO!” to one’s sexual needs.”

March 28, 2019

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