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Ever since the Film Classification Board slapped new flick Diary of a Teenage Girl with an ironic 18 rating - prohibiting most teenagers from seeing it in the cinema - critics and viewers have rushed to laud its brutally honest representation of youth sexuality.
I watched the film in utter glee, thinking the whole time how much I hoped that girls across the country would watch badly pirated copies on their laptops.
You see they need to be exposed to its glorious message: female teens are painfully, burningly and aggressively horny.
The story left me wondering if perhaps the way we try to protect young women in 2015 might actually be preventing them from having experiences, making mistakes and really living their lives. Male sexuality apparently doesn’t need to be protected.We smile when we hear stories of people such as Lord Byron, or more recently US rapper Chris Brown - who both lost their virginity before the age of 12.Imagine the sympathetic tones that we’d adopt if the genders of these high profile figures were reversed.So why do we treat early male sexual encounters as so much less shocking than female?Because despite all the ways in which sex has changed in the last hundred years, we persist in thinking of boys as randy little buggers who want sex, and girls as delicate little flowers who are victims.
The desire to protect young women from abusive or predatory sexual relationships is a noble sentiment, and one that no reasonable person could disparage.