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  • the ones under 18 should be considered child

    27 39.71%
  • the ones under 14 should be considered child

    11 16.18%
  • the ones under 21 should be coınsidered child

    7 10.29%
  • the ones over 14 should be allowed to marry too

    4 5.88%
  • the ones under 14 or 15 shouldnt be allowed to have sex if they are child

    7 10.29%
  • they are not child if they have physical maturity

    1 1.47%
  • they need both emotional and physical maturity to have sex

    11 16.18%
  • it depends on individual differences

    14 20.59%
  • l dont care

    2 2.94%
  • others

    14 20.59%
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Thread: at what age should teenagers be considered adult ?

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    Re: at what age should teenagers be considered adult ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    You're still missing or ignoring my primary point.

    Do you think the SAME penalty is appropriate for sexually molesting a 10yo, as for having sex with a consenting 16yo?
    I think it depends on the circumstances, but unfortunately we can't do that. We just don't have the resources, time or money. We have to come up with some general guidelines and stick to them.

    And again, a man or woman can avoid it altogether by NOT engaging in those activities. If you have sex with a 16-year-old girl, and she tells on you or gets pregnant, then be prepared for the consequences. Life isn't always fair.

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    Re: at what age should teenagers be considered adult ?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Like I've said, of course not, but we have to draw a line somewhere, unless you approve of a 14-year-old marrying a 30 year old? Without any consent laws, that would not be illegal. This is about protecting children from predatory adults and acknowledging the fact that children should be given time to learn and grow and make good decisions with some kind of life experience under their belts before making such life-altering decisions.
    l cant approve that kind of marriage between teenagers and adults .

    family institution is important and even adults cant make good decisions about it.
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    Re: at what age should teenagers be considered adult ?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    I have YET to meet a 13-year-old who is responsible enough to be married and raise a family. They might be mature "for their age." If they are out there, they are the exception and not the rule.
    13?
    Easy good decision.....obvious generally too young.
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    Or, another compromise...leave things as they are now....with states rights.

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    Re: at what age should teenagers be considered adult ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Arcana XV View Post
    The age of consent in Switzerland is 16. I'm okay with that. Also, I don't consider a teenager, anyone over 13, as a child. Child is 0-12. Children should not be having sex.
    So what do you consider a teenager? An adult? And tell me how allowing men or women to have sex with 16 year olds would advance or help society in any way. I can give at least a dozen ways on how it can hurt a society.

    An individual does not take precedence over what is BEST for everyone else in society. Even if they are horny for young teenagers.

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    Re: at what age should teenagers be considered adult ?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    I think it depends on the circumstances, but unfortunately we can't do that. We just don't have the resources, time or money. We have to come up with some general guidelines and stick to them.

    And again, a man or woman can avoid it altogether by NOT engaging in those activities. If you have sex with a 16-year-old girl, and she tells on you or gets pregnant, then be prepared for the consequences. Life isn't always fair.
    There is absolutely no reason why we "don't have the resources" to decide that there will be different penalties for having sex with a consenting 16yo vs raping a 10yo.

    None whatsoever.

    And there is obviously a huge difference.

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    Re: at what age should teenagers be considered adult ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyrylek View Post
    Please, almost all animals (and plants) have "enough maturity" to have sex. It does not mean they have the capacity of human reasoning and choosing.
    according to your logic

    if we have much more capacity to think , we mustnt allow these children to have sex with anybody untill they become adults......

    because you see ,teenagers may have to abort their babies.

    do you agree ?

    we are not animals....

    our children shouldnt have sex.
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    Re: at what age should teenagers be considered adult ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    There is absolutely no reason why we "don't have the resources" to decide that there will be different penalties for having sex with a consenting 16yo vs raping a 10yo.

    None whatsoever.

    And there is obviously a huge difference.
    Yes there is a difference, but how much? Most 16-year-olds are not mature enough to make such life-altering decisions. That is what it is based on. It would be EXTREMELY expensive and time consuming to figure out who is mature enough to consent and understand all that entails, so we look at the age group and how they generally represent themselves and make educated decisions.

    Obviously YOU have ignored many of my posts. Again, I LIVED IT.

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    Re: at what age should teenagers be considered adult ?

    Giving young idiots the right to vote at 18 is one of the major reasons we have a moron running the country.....

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    Re: at what age should teenagers be considered adult ?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Yes there is a difference, but how much? Most 16-year-olds are not mature enough to make such life-altering decisions. That is what it is based on. It would be EXTREMELY expensive and time consuming to figure out who is mature enough to consent and understand all that entails, so we look at the age group and how they generally represent themselves and make educated decisions.

    Obviously YOU have ignored many of my posts. Again, I LIVED IT.
    I've met 45 year olds that aren't mature enough to raise chlldren, but many of them have been breeding like flies since their teens and getting paid for all the babies. Disgusting but reality!

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    Re: at what age should teenagers be considered adult ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wayno View Post
    Giving young idiots the right to vote at 18 is one of the major reasons we have a moron running the country.....
    l was not a moron when l was 16 or 18

    and my political ideas never changed since l was 18
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