Sunday, October 19, 2008

I don't want kids like KIDS

This movie stressed me out, there was so much unconsensual sexual acts. If consensus WAS asked, the answer was no and the boy did whatever he wanted to anyway. The drugs being forced into the girls mouth at the club, the girl getting kissed in the pool when she said she didn't want to be kissed... This movie is so crazy because kids out there really are running around like this without guidance or positive role-models. Education, ESPECIALLY pertaining to sex and HIV/AIDS is so far lacking that these kids put themselves in very dangerous situations.

Even if the girl (like the one in the beginning) is living with her parents and in a "safe" family environment, the boy telling her that he cares about her and that she is beautiful is enough for her to "want to please him" by "letting him make her happy."

In middle school, there was definitely talk about giving a guy head, but the environment was no where near as hostile as this! The younger boys are pressured into drinking, smoking, and talking about sex by the older guys, and the girls get together to talk about how much they love to fuck but how awful their experience was with losing their virginity.

As a side comment- I HATE that it shows all the guys rubbing the girls' crotches through their pants. If ever someone does that to me im like NO STOP IT THAT FEELS SO STUPID. Freaking movies are so influential on everyone's life.

4 comments:

Ariel Dansky said...

I tried to rent this movie from Blockbuster but they told me they don't carry it...ever! It is BANNED from Blockbuster!

I originally really wanted to see this movie, but now that I've read some of these entries describing some of the disturbing scenes, I'm not sure I could handle all that.

۞ Lauren said...

I agree with Ariel. After reading a couple blogs about Kids, the movie sounds horrific, and I do not think I could handle it. On the other hand, I think it is important to know what is out there...

amanda said...

I have a hard time with movies like these. Yes it may show some truth to how kids act today but I never knew anyone who acted that way. Maybe cause I never knew people like this I find it a sort of stretch. Maybe that's just me being naive though...

j.leigh said...

UGH, I completely agree with your post and all of these comments! I watched this movie about 2 years ago, so it's been awhile, but I can remember sitting on my bed after finishing it, absolutely horrified and unable to move. The violence, the rage, the force - it was all unfamiliar to me, and so difficult to understand. The fact that children have to live through these experiences on an everyday basis makes me absolutely sick. Even in YWLP we hear stories about girls being harassed in the hallways, verbally and physically, and teachers who do nothing to stop it. We need adults and care takers to step up and stop denying that these problems exist, and we need to do everything in our power to stop the horror of our rape culture. Education is vital, as well as positive role-models and a system which provides for the care and support of young adults who have no other form of nurture in their lives.