Pederasty in VERBATIM

Bob Fitzke fitzke at VOYAGER.NET
Mon Jun 7 20:42:42 UTC 1999

If you want to REALLY compound your confusion try reading state laws banning
"gross indecency" and try to guess what is prohibited.


Ron Butters wrote:

> Am I the only person who is troubled by the following passage in "Assing
> Around" (by Jessy Randall and Wendy Woloson; VERBATIM, vol 22, no. 2, Spring
> 1999): ". . . a male pederast . . . is . . . in search of _a piece of ass_.
> (In prison slang, a _butt pussy_ is an anus" (p8).
>      It seems to me that this confuses anal intercourse, homosexual acts, and
> child molestation! In fact, the use of the term _a piece of ass_ in the sense
> 'anal sexual penetration' is neither necessarily nor sufficiently related to
> pederasty (the sexual molestation of children). Pederasty may involve any one
> of several sexual acts that do not necessarily implicate the anus at all.
> Likewise, anal sexual penetration is practiced by many couples, not just
> "male pederasts." The phrases _taking it up the ass_ and _taking it in the
> ass_ (both of which the authors inexplicably overlook) are frequently
> employed to describe this widespread sexual practice.

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