The latest news story going around about the ‘Roast Busters’, a group (though the picture only shows two men) who have apparently been going around raping 13 year olds and bragging about it online. It is horrifying to think this could even happen, and that it has been going on for years. There is a point beyond the alleged rape that people seem to be missing.
Why on earth are 13 year old girls, at a party, drunk to the point of blacking out….?
I know when I was 13 I was writing in my diary, staying up late with my friends at sleep overs giggling about who had a crush on who and if anyone had kissed a boy. I did not even think about parties and drinking until I was 15 and even then it was something that I was not allowed to just go out and do. I mean, I get having a social life. I get that kids go out and that perhaps I was different to be innocent for so long. But to me, that just seems wrong. Innocence should not be something that is surprising to find in a 13 year old.
While it is horrible that these girls had to go through loosing their virginity at 13 and yes those boys are horrible human beings, the blame does not lie completely with them. Do these girls not have parents, or anyone looking out for them for that matter?
A girl being quoted saying gang sex is normal in West Auckland, but mainly with 13-15 year olds. That is sick. It is horrific and to me. There are so many huge issues around this news story that people seem to be missing.
Because at the end of the day, why on earth are 13 year old girls allowed to be getting drunk at parties and not at home with their parents? Or even at a party with people so much older than them for that matter. It is astonishing. And I just can not get over that fact alone.