Everyone in the celebrity gossip world found themselves buzzing over the singer Chris Brown and his revelations about prior sexcapades. During an interview with the Guardian, Brown said that he lost his virginity at the age of 8. The reason he says that he was OK with it was because he’d watched so much pοrn, that he was ready to go.
Here is an excerpt of the interview:
He lost his virginity when he was eight years old, to a local girl who was 14 or 15. Seriously? “Yeah, really. Uh-huh.” He grins and chuckles. “It’s different in the country.” Brown grew up with a great gang of boy cousins, and they watched so much porn that he was raring to go. “By that point, we were already kind of like hot to trot, you know what I’m saying? Like, girls, we weren’t afraid to talk to them; I wasn’t afraid. So, at eight, being able to do it, it kind of preps you for the long run, so you can be a beast at it. You can be the best at it.”
So, the question for today is, what if Chris were a young girl telling that same story? Would this experience be viewed differently? Should it be viewed differently, since most little boys are dying to get rid of their virginity as quickly as possible. Is he a helpless victim or a lucky dog?
The second question is whether or not this awkward set of experiences, in any way, contextualizes his abusive episode with the singer Rihanna? Are we a nation of double standards, or are we a society that somehow wants to be so politically correct that we are convinced that men and women process the world in the exact same way? Maybe there is a difference between boys and girls, even if we don’t want to admit it.