View Poll Results: the age of consent

Voters
68. You may not vote on this poll
  • 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%
Multiple Choice Poll.
Page 20 of 25 FirstFirst ... 101819202122 ... LastLast
Results 191 to 200 of 248

Thread: at what age should teenagers be considered adult ?

  1. #191
    Banned
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Last Seen
    07-16-14 @ 12:18 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Moderate
    Posts
    47,571

    Re: at what age should teenagers be considered adult ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    I mean seriously... one could say that a 20yo is just six years older than a 14yo so they should be treated the same???

    Um no... a LOT of maturing goes on between 14 and 20, just as a LOT of maturing goes on between 10 and 16.


    Raping a 10yo and having consensual sex with a 16yo just isn't the same thing, deserving of the same penalty... not even CLOSE.
    That depends on the person and the situation. Sometimes a 10-year-old might be more mature than a 16-year-old, but again we are talking generalities here, and if a line has to be drawn, I don't see why one would have a problem with the age of 18. Why do you object to that age?

  2. #192
    Banned
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Last Seen
    07-16-14 @ 12:18 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Moderate
    Posts
    47,571

    Re: at what age should teenagers be considered adult ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    I mean seriously... one could say that a 20yo is just six years older than a 14yo so they should be treated the same???

    Um no... a LOT of maturing goes on between 14 and 20, just as a LOT of maturing goes on between 10 and 16.


    Raping a 10yo and having consensual sex with a 16yo just isn't the same thing, deserving of the same penalty... not even CLOSE.
    Strictly opinion. There are many people who would say that a man should be able to control himself and not "knowingly" have a sexual relationship with a young teen. Of course, I have nothing against age-gap laws either.

  3. #193
    Global Moderator
    The Hammer of Chaos
    Goshin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Dixie
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 09:57 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    45,190

    Re: at what age should teenagers be considered adult ?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Well, in reality the sentencing is different. They are split up. It is considered a MORE serious crime when one molests a child under 14 for example in a lot of states. I'll bet if you did a little more research into the statutory rape and child molestation laws in your state, you would see that they do split up the penalty phases.

    That wasn't my point. You appeared to be arguing that the two were the same and should face the same penalty.

    If that wasn't what you meant, you could certainly have communicated that a lot more clearly.

    Fiddling While Rome Burns
    ISIS: Carthago Delenda Est
    "I used to roll the dice; see the fear in my enemies' eyes... listen as the crowd would sing, 'now the old king is dead, Long Live the King.'.."

  4. #194
    Banned
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Last Seen
    07-16-14 @ 12:18 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Moderate
    Posts
    47,571

    Re: at what age should teenagers be considered adult ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Exactly. These days there are teenage girls whose age is not easily determined. I've seen some of the girls my son goes to school with and some of them at 15 could have claimed to be 22 and I would have believed them.

    And some of them WILL and DO entice men in the 20s and even 30s and LIE about their age. Seen it....
    If it is proven that a girl lied about her age, then there should be no penalty. Most of the time, if you just have a simple conversation though, you would be able to determine that the person is young and inexperienced. That is usually a good clue.

  5. #195
    Global Moderator
    The Hammer of Chaos
    Goshin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Dixie
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 09:57 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    45,190

    Re: at what age should teenagers be considered adult ?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    That depends on the person and the situation. Sometimes a 10-year-old might be more mature than a 16-year-old, but again we are talking generalities here, and if a line has to be drawn, I don't see why one would have a problem with the age of 18. Why do you object to that age?

    Because it fails to take into account the real world. In the real world, a LOT of teens are sexually active by the time they are 16.

    Not saying they should be... just saying it should not be the same crime as raping a 10yo.

    Fiddling While Rome Burns
    ISIS: Carthago Delenda Est
    "I used to roll the dice; see the fear in my enemies' eyes... listen as the crowd would sing, 'now the old king is dead, Long Live the King.'.."

  6. #196
    Banned
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Last Seen
    07-16-14 @ 12:18 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Moderate
    Posts
    47,571

    Re: at what age should teenagers be considered adult ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    That wasn't my point. You appeared to be arguing that the two were the same and should face the same penalty.

    If that wasn't what you meant, you could certainly have communicated that a lot more clearly.
    I really don't care if they face the same penalty to be completely honest. There is absolutely no NEED to have sexual relationships with 16-year-olds anymore than there is with a 10-year-old.

    Why don't you tell me the benefits for the 16-year-old who has a sexual relationship with an adult? I can give at least a dozen reasons of how it is hurtful.

  7. #197
    Global Moderator
    The Hammer of Chaos
    Goshin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Dixie
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 09:57 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    45,190

    Re: at what age should teenagers be considered adult ?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    I really don't care if they face the same penalty to be completely honest. There is absolutely no NEED to have sexual relationships with 16-year-olds anymore than there is with a 10-year-old.

    Why don't you tell me the benefits for the 16-year-old who has a sexual relationship with an adult? I can give at least a dozen reasons of how it is hurtful.

    Again you mischaracterize my position. I NEVER said it was a good thing for a 16yo to have sex, let alone with an adult. IN fact I pretty clearly said it wasn't.

    What I said was it isn't the same as raping a 10yo and should not have the same dire consequences.

    Fiddling While Rome Burns
    ISIS: Carthago Delenda Est
    "I used to roll the dice; see the fear in my enemies' eyes... listen as the crowd would sing, 'now the old king is dead, Long Live the King.'.."

  8. #198
    Sage
    Boo Radley's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Last Seen
    03-05-18 @ 03:28 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Liberal
    Posts
    36,862

    Re: at what age should teenagers be considered adult ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Medusa View Post
    should a man age of 21 be charged with pedohilia and convicted of having sex with a child age of 14 15 0r 16 ?

    when should a person be considered adult ?

    my purpose in starting this thread is not to justify this action

    l just wonder why a person has to be accused of being a pedohilie although he is not sexually interested in little children

    many of the teenagers have the physical maturity to have sex and give birth although not all of them can be emotionally mature to marry and raise their babies.

    if 3 or more adults over 18 can have sex together or marry if polygamy is legalized , why is a person considered pervert pedohilie only because he had sex with a girl who is mature enough to menstruate ?

    if both of them are consent to have sex ,what is teh problem ?

    they dont seem more disturbing than polygamic lovers
    Physical and emotional maturity is desirable, though some are not emotionally mature even after 21. I'm more uncomfortable at 16 than 18, but anywhere you draw a line there will be exceptions. So some reasoning with the limitation needs to be exercised as well.

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

  9. #199
    Banned
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    The anals of history
    Last Seen
    07-25-15 @ 01:05 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Progressive
    Posts
    10,348

    Re: at what age should teenagers be considered adult ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    I mean seriously... one could say that a 20yo is just six years older than a 14yo so they should be treated the same???

    Um no... a LOT of maturing goes on between 14 and 20, just as a LOT of maturing goes on between 10 and 16.


    Raping a 10yo and having consensual sex with a 16yo just isn't the same thing, deserving of the same penalty... not even CLOSE.
    Modern statutory rape laws are just a way to legally empower women at the expense of men. Kind of like our draconian divorce laws and child support laws, which clearly favor the mother.

    American men, as usual, are just giant limp vaginas and do whatever women tell them to.

    There is nothing unnatural about a teenage girl being in love with a guy in his 20's. For most of human history, this was the norm. In fact, that's a woman's most beautiful age - women know this and men know this.

    Of COURSE there's a difference between thinking a 16 year old girl is hot, and thinking some little girl is hot. One is normal, and every guy does it, and the other is creepy and weird.

    The only problem with it is that it puts a higher value on young women, which goes against the interests of older women. Thus, like alimony and child support and the rest, laws are put in place to subvert the natural order of things.

    All the while, my limp dick American brothers continue to hold their wives purses at the Pottery Barn in hopes of getting some.

  10. #200
    Resident Martian ;)
    PirateMk1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    California
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 11:11 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Private
    Posts
    10,385

    Re: at what age should teenagers be considered adult ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    25, when the brain fully develops.

    Teenagers don't have a fully developed sense of reasoning or an ability to accurately weigh consequences for poor decisions.
    Hell you say that for about 30% of the adults of the population.
    Semper Fidelis, Semper Liber.
    I spit at lots of people through my computer screen. Not only does it "teach them a lesson" but it keeps the screen clean and shiny.
    Stolen fair and square from the Capt. Courtesey himself.

Page 20 of 25 FirstFirst ... 101819202122 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •