I understand fully what you mean if its a 14 year old and a 17 year old. Even though I think such an act is extremely skeevy and rather disgusting, I would even say its wrong for say a 30 year old and a 16 year old. But I do think there are points where the Statutory Rape standard is definitely a worthy law.
"I am appalled that somebody who is the nominee...would take that kind of position"
"A court took away a presidency"
"...the brother of a man running for president was the governor of the state..."
It's horrifying because Trump is blunt instead of making overt implications.
Second way, be nice to them. Smile, wave, tell them good morning, etc. Again, not the reaction they're looking for.
I've found both of these tactics to be extremely successful in getting bullies to stop bullying.
It's not so much that I don't consider it harassment as I don't consider harassment something worthy of criminal action.Also, what would you consider "harassment"?
The only way I would go to the cops is if someone was actually preventing me from living my life in a normal manner. Pounding on my door all night long. Following me everywhere I went and physically pushing me, shoving me. Using their vehicle to prevent mine from moving when I tried to go anywhere. Things like that. Things that actually physically prevent me from living my life normally. But calling me names? Posting mean things about me online?
Redress I'm not sure what the point of your anecdotal evidence is. Are you seriously trying to claim that those indicted for statutory rape don't have to register as sex offenders? Have you heard of the Romeo and Juliet laws?
Or with anyone that you don't like/doesn't like you in general. Positive energy tends to make these types of situations go away.Originally Posted by Rivrrat
"I do not claim that every incident in the history of empire can be explained in directly economic terms. Economic interests are filtered through a political process, policies are implemented by a complex state apparatus, and the whole system generates its own momentum."
The fact that they group rape in with flashing someone and call them both "sexual misconduct" is also insulting.
Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:
These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.