30 January 2003 | renzoman3
A lesson to be learned
While I agree what the voyeur did was disgusting and a violation, do you think that everyone that has ever peeped on a woman is sick?. Obviously, setting up cameras in someone's own home is an extreme violation but if anyone who has ever peeped (without using video equipment) was convicted, many or even most guys would be in jail. Especially when guys are young, they're curious but they normally grow out of it and talking to your teenage sons about such things, is a good way of assuring they don't do it or continue to do it and stop it developing into situations as we see in this tele-movie. Reacting in a way in which your shocked it goes on or never discussing it, leads to a growing problem or even a culture of acceptance, making it a worse problem. Did you hear about the NFL peeping lawsuit? MOST NFL players in the entire league knew about the peepholes and many joined in whilst the rest said nothing and considered it a perk of playing at that particular place as it was the visiting player's locker room that was adjoined to the cheerleader's locker room. I blame this kind of behaviour on lack of talk about the subject, especially at an adolescent age where young boys are most likely to do it. They then grow up thinking it's ok to look, because, afterall, they're only seeing what the other cheerleaders see all the time, so it couldn't be so bad, right? That's the mentality, which although wrong and should be punishable, is not what I'd consider sick. Being attracted to the bodies of the opposite sex is totally au-naturale but it definitely can become a sickness if it gets to the point of what occured in this tele-movie. Communication and education is the real preventative measure.