The Butthole Rule

Up until recently, (and by that, I mean about fifteen to twenty years ago) I never, ever heard of anything, even remotely like this, happening.  Nothing like this ever happened in my high school.  In college, I met new friends who came from all over the state, and they never told me any stories about anything even close to this happening in their schools.  I never heard from anyone of my father’s or grandfather’s generations, telling stories about something like this happening back in their day either.


I found this story at It Ain't Holy Water

source: www.nj.com

7 Sayreville football players charged in hazing, sexual assault of teammates (Exclusive)


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An unidentified person outside the Sayreville Police station the night seven Sayreville high school football players are charged in connection with the sexual assault of four teammates in four separate incidents last month.Friday, October, 10, 2014 (Saed Hindash | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com)
SAYREVILLE — At least six members of the Sayreville High School football team were taken into custody by police this evening on charges in connection with a series of locker room sexual assaults on four victims, NJ Advance Media has learned.
A seventh player was charged, but not immediately taken into custody. He was being sought by police.

The detentions — on a night the team was scheduled to play Monroe High School for its homecoming game on its home field — came less than a week after its season was abruptly canceled by school officials in the wake of allegations of what was first called “serious bullying and harassment” of younger players.
The parent of one victim later described what occurred as a violent ritual involving anal sexual attacks by seniors who routinely preyed on freshmen.
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The parent, who asked not to be identified because of possible repercussions in a working-class town where football is almost a religion, said the assaults would begin with a howling wolf call from a senior on the team, before the locker room lights were abruptly shut off.

In the darkness, a freshman player would be pinned to the locker room floor, his arms and feet held down by multiple upperclassmen. The victim would then be lifted to his feet while a finger was forced into his rectum. Sometimes, the same finger was then shoved into the freshman player’s mouth.

“[For] 10 seconds, the lights would go off and they would grab a freshman and they would go on,” the parent said. “Right on the floor. … It was happening every day. They would get the freshmen.”


Nowadays, you hear about something like this happening in high schools across the country, at least once a year.  Why?  Why are such types assaults, that were virtually unheard of, just a few decades ago, so common today?  Here’s the long version.  (You should read this link.  It’s some of my best work)  Here’s a shorter version:
I’m sure most of you, at least at one point in your life, have read the owners manual for some piece of equipment you have.  Often they are filled with sentences that begin with “Never...” or “Do not...”  Thinking you know better than the people who manufactured that piece of equipment, you ask yourself, “Why do I have to listen to them?”
You might be tempted to disregard those words of warning, but you do so at your own peril.  You run the risk of something bad happening to you or your piece of equipment and it will almost certainly be something you never saw coming.  (Otherwise you would not have disregarded the warning in the first place)
Sometimes you can get away with not heeding the warnings of those who know more about a certain subject than you do, sometimes you can’t.  In the latter case, when you are nursing your wounds, and/or looking over smoking, blown up machine, you may recall yourself asking, “Why do I have I listen to them?”, and you will answer yourself in a defeated tone, “Oh, that’s why.”
The point of all this is, that disregarding warnings from credible sources can lead to undesirable and unforeseen consequences.  Often these consequences are not direct or immediate, but are the result of a chain of events that can be traced back to not following accepted practices.  The problem is, that many people do not have the mental capacity to understand the cause and effect relationship.
“What the hell does all of this have to do with sodomy in a high school football locker room?”
Keep reading.
There are all sorts of things that are accepted by at least parts of society today, that fifty years ago, were almost universally condemned, ranging from dressing provocatively, to recreational drug use to, out of wedlock births, to abortion.  Now let me ask you this.  As we have come to tolerate and accept such things over the last half century, can you give me even one example of where the problems caused by, or associated with such things have decreased?  Can’t come up with one?  Maybe that’s why our society had the rules it once had.
We used to have the butthole rule: Guys should never mess around with other guys buttholes.  Whether you are doing something consensual or not, stemming from passion, or violence, you just don’t go there.
There has always been incidents of hazing and the humiliation of others, but back in the day it was limited to things like name calling or swatting someone with a wet towel, nothing like what is described in the article above.  I’ll bet the Sayreville freshmen would have rather gotten swatted by a wet towel.
There has always been bullies and groups of bullies that preyed upon younger and weaker individuals, but in the past, even the worst of them adhered to the butthole rule.  This has to be true, otherwise you would have heard of such incidents just as frequently several decades ago, as you do today.  When we rescinded the butthole rule, it was inevitable that sodomy would become part of hazing and bullying.
Some people say that homosexuality doesn’t hurt anything or anybody, and maybe they’re right, but society accepting it, does.







2 comments:

  1. I just have no words.....utterly disgusting and sick

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    1. Butt, (misspelling intentional) getting more common all the time. Maybe there is some rationale to traditional moral values.

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