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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 Medusa View Post
    not you
    In that case do me a favor and don't quote me, ok?
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    Re: at what age should teenagers be considered adult ?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    What makes people upset is when she attributes things to them which they never said and uses dishonesty in her arguments. That is NOT a "cultural difference."
    People need to remember that Medusa's first language is not English. I don't think anything ever happens that isn't just simple miscommunication. She does try - very hard . . . and people should do the same for her.

    We are a multi-cultural board with international members and - lets face it - SOME members are rude as all hell to our international members which has pushed several away from the forum. Which is the opposite of this forum's interests. Thankfully Medusa is rugged and can handle issues that come up.

    (granted - this thread isn't going too bad - some other ones have, though)
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    Re: at what age should teenagers be considered adult ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Arcana XV View Post
    In that case do me a favor and don't quote me, ok?
    l thought you were following all posts and reading them sorry
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    Re: at what age should teenagers be considered adult ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    People need to remember that Medusa's first language is not English. I don't think anything ever happens that isn't just simple miscommunication. She does try - very hard . . . and people should do the same for her.
    Have you read the polygamy thread yet? If not, I suggest that you do. It is definitely more than a simple language barrier. It is someone who cannot win an argument on the merits, so they resort to smarmy comments, accusations and deliberate misinterpretations.

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    Re: at what age should teenagers be considered adult ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    People need to remember that Medusa's first language is not English. I don't think anything ever happens that isn't just simple miscommunication. She does try - very hard . . . and people should do the same for her.

    We are a multi-cultural board with international members and - lets face it - SOME members are rude as all hell to our international members which has pushed several away from the forum. Which is the opposite of this forum's interests. Thankfully Medusa is rugged and can handle issues that come up.

    (granted - this thread isn't going too bad - some other ones have, though)
    it seems it is not her first language either if we consider she accused me of supporting pedophilic marriages although l have been repeating that l hate such perversions



    she is sensitive about this issue..tahts all.
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    Re: at what age should teenagers be considered adult ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    People need to remember that Medusa's first language is not English. I don't think anything ever happens that isn't just simple miscommunication. She does try - very hard . . . and people should do the same for her.

    We are a multi-cultural board with international members and - lets face it - SOME members are rude as all hell to our international members which has pushed several away from the forum. Which is the opposite of this forum's interests. Thankfully Medusa is rugged and can handle issues that come up.

    (granted - this thread isn't going too bad - some other ones have, though)
    Hmm. That's funny how she can use that both ways. She says that people who say she can't understand English well enough have lost the argument because that's all they are left with. OTH, NOW she can say that she doesn't understand English well enough to make a coherent argument?

    Nope, she doesn't get any "special" allowances, unless of course she is willing to admit that she DOES NOT understand English well.

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    Re: at what age should teenagers be considered adult ?

    For me the age of consent is a very amorphous thing that depends on more than a few factors:..... the maturity level of both individuals involved, the ages of both participants, the length of the relationship prior to the begining of sexual contact, the ability for the individuals to deal with the potential consequences of the act, etc.... In my mind it's much more about the ability for both parties to understand what they're doing, to adequately provide knowledgeable consent, undersand and deal with the potential consequences of the act, and to take responsibility for those consequenes if they come to pass.

    By that reasoning I know sixteen year olds who I feel are adequately mature to be engaged in sexual relations while I know at least one guy in his mid-to-late thirties who I don't believe should be engaging in any sexual act; even if/when his wife wants to.

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    Re: at what age should teenagers be considered adult ?

    I think 18 is too young, I think it should be increased to 21.
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    Re: at what age should teenagers be considered adult ?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Hmm. That's funny how she can use that both ways. She says that people who say she can't understand English well enough have lost the argument because that's all they are left with. OTH, NOW she can say that she doesn't understand English well enough to make a coherent argument?

    Nope, she doesn't get any "special" allowances, unless of course she is willing to admit that she DOES NOT understand English well.
    can you show where i said l dont understand english well enough ?

    in this thread ?
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    Re: at what age should teenagers be considered adult ?

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    I think 18 is too young, I think it should be increased to 21.
    The thing is, if we increase it to 21, why not 25? The whole concept that EVERY person of any particular age is Physically, Mentally, and Emotionally prepared to engage in sexual relations is ridiculous on its face. It's a very difficult thing to decide even at what age the Majority of individuals wold be mature enough to make those decisions.

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