The article “Like Chris Brown, This Teenaged Black Boy is Struggling with the Normalization of His Rape” by Kirsten West Savali looks into an unusual case of rape in Virginia. Patience Perez was a security guard at Renaissance Academy when she approached a 15 year old boy, who desires to remain unnamed, and gave him her phone number and e-mail address. He claims that although many would consider him “the man” because he got an older woman to sleep with him, however he considers himself mentally abused because of his ordeal. Perez’s crimes allegedly happened at her home while her husband was away and the boy’s mother was working. She confessed to her victim that she hater her husband, who she claims was abusive, and wished him dead, allegedly telling the boy that he could “save her”. However, the reason I summarised this article is because of the public’s reaction to this drama. The boy is quoted as saying “This has basically ruined me” however, the media does not portray the story as rape, rather saying that the young teenager was seduced by the security guard. When there is mention of a teenage boy being raped, there is often a reaction that includes scoffing and ridicule because teenage boys are “always horny” therefore rape is impossible. The author really explains this double standard in one sentence “[Power]That’s how male privilege, traditional masculinity norms and rape culture interweave to create an environment where girls can be raped, but boys can only be seduced.” This ties into my Superpost because it is definitely one of the contributing causes of depression in teen boys.