Amanda Knox, who’s on-again-off-again-on-again status of being convicted of the murder of Meredith Kercher would be laughable if it wasn’t real, won a major victory in, of all places, an Italian court a few days ago.
It seems a journalist I will not name has taken up an obsession with Knox’ overseas sex life as well as the findings that she had something like seven lovers during her time as a young college student traveling. The Daily Mail reports that she had “four men in Seattle and New York, and three in Florence and Perugia.” The same publication reveals that she was “always thinking about sex.” A blogger reports that she had sex on a train with a man (not me) – and that was dude number eight. And Amanda Knox had a Rabbit vibrator and condoms – and all at the age of 20.
Well, a court in Milan ruled that Knox private life was just that, and should not have been trotted out before the public the way it was in Italy. Nice, now if only Amanda could be free of that conviction, too.
All of that sexual activity is normal course for a number of American women, and in Oakland, California there’s a Good Vibrations store that sells vibrators of various kinds. It all ads up to a big “So what, but it’s cool, because she’s not the only one thinking about sex.” We’re voyeurs, so we want to know. And moreover, women do think about sex – a lot. That’s human, but in the case of Italians, the want to know about women who think about, and do, sex takes on mentally unhealthy proportions.
To a classic, macho male, there’s nothing more threatening than the image, even the consideration, of a young woman who will spread her legs for whatever man happens to be nearby and relatively attractive: doctors, lawyers, linebackers, waiters, drug dealers, bartenders. It’s a fair bet all have been between those thighs at some point in time. It’s that rattling off of lovers that rattles some men and some women to the point of outrage. There are few things more frightening to men than the thought that they have no control over the sexual escapades of women.
Especially Italian dudes.
It’s not the way they want a woman to behave, so as much as it runs counter to the desires of the men who are waiting their turn, these folks want to lock up Amanda Knox. It’s like they want to exorcize the dirty thoughts she surely conjures up in their weak minds.
Amanda Knox didn’t kill Meredith Kercher, and aside from their being no credible evidence to prove she did, we have the totally messed up, religiously anger-driven actions made to cast her as some bad woman based on her lively sex life.
Amanda Knox is being judged by a group of people who fear masterbation, and were probably told that doing it a lot would make them blind. That her private affairs (well, the train thing’s quasi-private, I suppose) were spilled out to the public for consumption during the trial was shameful. It was the Italian cultural system raping Knox in its own way, and then, with this decision, apologizing for it later.
Why can’t they just leave her alone, in America.
And, just to toss the ultimate f-you to the Italian system, Knox should have sex on a plane.
Or maybe America should have an ‘Amanda Knox Sex On The Train’ day? A no-pants riding of mass transit where the conversation’s about sex and anything goes! That would be an event sure to upset Amanda Knox’ Italian prosecutors – a real thumb in the eye, American style!