the ones under 18 should be considered child
the ones under 14 should be considered child
the ones under 21 should be coınsidered child
the ones over 14 should be allowed to marry too
the ones under 14 or 15 shouldnt be allowed to have sex if they are child
they are not child if they have physical maturity
they need both emotional and physical maturity to have sex
it depends on individual differences
l dont care
Last edited by digsbe; 02-10-13 at 03:06 PM.
Tired of elections being between the lesser of two evils.When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser. -Socrates
Q: At what age should teenagers be considered adult ?
A: As soon as they think they know it all.
If, when defending your support for Donald Trump, and your response is,
"But but but... HILLARY!!!", then you lost the argument before you even began.
That's why I believe it needs to be looked at on an individual basis. Are each of the parties mature enough to consent to the act, and have not been coerced into agreeing to the act? If so, then the age means very little so far as I'm concened.
I had a classmate named Tom who had an older brother (David) that was developmentally challenged. Tom was dating a young lady named Anne during our junior year in high school (age 17). Anne through that Tom had cheated on her with another girl. As a very close and long-term friend of Tom and David's family, Anne would sometimes stay with David when nobody else was home. One day, Anne "seduced" David, and took pictures of the act, in order to "avenge" Tom's supposed cheating. In this case it was the 21 year old MALE who was not capable of consent, not the 16 year old girl.
Pedophilia is a mental health issue. What you seem to be concerned about is more a matter of consent than age, as I believe it should be as well. Continuing to use the word pedophilia is going to at best confuse the issue, and at worst make people think you don't know what you're talking about.
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The line is not an arbitrary one but one based on what is expected of one at a certain age. A responsible intimate sexual relationship is generally not expected from a 16-year-old. Also, a 16-year-old can be JUST as easily manipulated as a 10-year-old in MANY instances because they really haven't had the time or experience to know too much yet.
Now, I'm not going to disagree that the punishment may be harsh and seem unfair, but it is what it is. Adults who break the law can expect to pay some consequences. They are adults, and there is absolutely no reason whatsoever why they cannot say no and bypass that 16-year-old and move onto an 18-year-old who is of legal age.