thailand is notoriously known all over the globe for its acceptance of its culture of prostitution in general, male and female, that's not news, and neither is the fact that french minister already spoke publicly about in 2005 about his proclivities, so personally my blood pressure had already gone back to normal a long while back.
yet it still prevails, and many people who have felt the pelt of sexual abuse are still too scared to actually go public about their own stories, when in doing so would actually raise more widespread public awareness and create a new ethic in our approach to dealing with its prominence.
i'm not trying to diminish anyone's personal feelings about this article, but for me, i have more subtle anger that we allow our culture to hold its hand over our very own mouths to keep us silent while the crimes still go on and on and on and on and so on. doing nothing is giving society permission to continue to allow our victimization to stand as if unimportant. i'm over letting stories about 'what they did' get me hot and bothered. the implications of standing silent in frozen fear, doing nothing to confront this loathesome dis-ease are much more bothersome for me personally.
regarding this particular article and the fact that the french minister is bitching about polanski's martyrdom, all i can say is they both must have morals that were imported from thailand.
that's just me thinking out loud,