Each incarnation of an ugly news story out of Darwin, Australia, continues to boggle my mind. A 26-year-old man had sex with his disabled, wheelchair-using mother who, when able to get away, told her doctor about the assault.
The first story I saw on this had the lovely headline "Desperate man had sex with wheelchair-bound mum." Apparently, he was so distraught that the ladies don't fancy him that he became "desperate."
And now there's this headline:
Wheelchair incest man jailed in DarwinNote for clarity's sake that no one committed incest with a chair. Note also that the man was not a chair-user. It's his mother, the victim of sexual assault, who is reduced to being a modifier for her son's act: "wheelchair incest." And finally, note that the man is serving time for incest (because it's illegal to have sex with a close relative), but not for sexual assault or rape.
Because you are nothing without your assistive equipment. See similar post here.