This is my story. I’m a mom and a teacher and the wife of a registered sex offender.* I’m a Christian who is wary of most Christians and a feminist who is wary of most feminists and a conservative in my sexual morals and a radical in my sexual politics.
These will be my thoughts as I try to make sense of this world of mixed messages we live in.
* I am opposed to the sex offender registry for all people, and the details of my husband’s crime should be irrelevant; a public registry is a violation of civil rights no matter what the offense. But, since you are probably nosy, when he was 25, my husband was arrested in an online sting operation involving an undercover officer going into adult sex chat rooms and posing as a 15-year-old seeking out sex with older guys. He was an idiot. It happened nine years ago, and our whole family will pay the price for another decade and a half.