Paedophile Uses the Social Construction Defence! By Mrs Vera West

     I have been waiting for someone to use postmodernism and social deconstruction, the trendy philosophies of the Humanities that hold that all is relative and socially contingent, as a legal defence. And, now here it is, a paedophile who identifies as a child:

“A Michigan man facing charges for possessing child pornography defended himself by claiming he identifies as an eight-year-old girl and therefore should have his rights protected under the First Amendment. Police found child pornography at the Grand Rapids home of Joseph Gobrick, 45, back in 2018 after he was arrested when a missing 17-year-old Ohio girl turned up at his house. Gobrick’s collection reportedly contained over 50 pornographic images of everything from infants to 5-year-olds, and police were able to identify at least eight victims who were sexually assaulted. Last week at a sentencing trial, Gobrick continued to defend his actions by mounting an unusual defense. “I’ve always been an 8-year-old girl,” Gobrick told a judge. “And even my drawings and fantasies, I am always an 8-year-old girl.” “Whenever we did this, there are adults having sex with me in an online forum as an eight-year-old,” he stated.’

     Of course, we find this absurd, but, according to the way postmodernism goes, with truth being a social construct, and relative, his case has a bizarre “justification.” Which goes to show the absurdity of social constructionism, that reality is always socially contingent and malleable. No, it is not: ask the judge!



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Monday, 08 August 2022