Moved: Statutory rape

in General Discussion edited January 2014
So what do you think about it being illegal to have sex with another person if you are not on the same side of the eighteen year mark?

My take on this:

-EIGHTEEN?!? WTF?!? Who wrote that law? Queen Victoria?

-Rape? Can you even use that word if the two persons agree on it?

-The rationale behind the law is probably this: An "underaged" girl/boy can be manipulated to think that she want to have sex with the other person so even if (s)he say she wanted to (s)he isn´t responsible for the act. Then if (s)he broke the law the same person shouldn´t be held responsible for for that either or what?

Note if someone is forcing someone else into sex its a different story (then its rape pure and simple) and I think there should be an age limit. But not eighteen and the age difference should be taken into consideration in each case.

On a side note: Wordnet has statutory rape as: n : sexual intercourse with a girl who has not reached the age of consent. A bit male-centric I would say <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" /> <img src="graemlins/oyvey.gif" border="0" alt="[No]" /> <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" />

[ 08-11-2002: Message edited by: groverat ]</p>
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