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Odin2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-07-06 07:17 PM
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45. Western public education has skewed our notions of when Adulthood starts.
Edited on Mon Aug-07-06 07:17 PM by Odin2005
In most societies people are considered adults at around age 14, around the same time most people in cultures not obsessed with virginity generally start engaging in sex. The idea that a 15-year-old is "vulnerable to exploitation by older people" is a rediculous notion resulting from the juvinilization of teens by Western society.
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  -Reports of boys molested by women on rise, experts say Fountain79  Aug-07-06 02:50 PM   #0 
  - Mostly it is because men and women are different from each other  jpgray   Aug-07-06 02:52 PM   #1 
  - But the law treats men and women the same, even when they rape.  The Stranger   Aug-07-06 03:08 PM   #9 
     - As it should be--I thought this thread was about how society views it  jpgray   Aug-07-06 04:01 PM   #23 
  - All right, I want to see DU hate comments  Nutmegger   Aug-07-06 02:56 PM   #2 
  - She's a pig.  elehhhhna   Aug-07-06 02:58 PM   #6 
  - I agree 100%  helderheid   Aug-07-06 03:11 PM   # 
  - Please see post # 8  lukasahero   Aug-07-06 04:08 PM   #28 
  - And a man...  Fountain79   Aug-07-06 04:10 PM   #31 
     - Sorry, yes, I saw you further down the thread  lukasahero   Aug-07-06 04:15 PM   #34 
        - You misunderstood  Nutmegger   Aug-07-06 04:20 PM   #38 
  - Well why don't men in society.....  Darth_Kitten   Aug-08-06 07:51 AM   #48 
  - You forgot your link... NT  MADem   Aug-07-06 02:56 PM   #3 
  - Added...n/t  Fountain79   Aug-07-06 02:57 PM   #4 
  - Reports are on the rise..  Virginia Dare   Aug-07-06 02:57 PM   #5 
  - I would agree...  Fountain79   Aug-07-06 03:06 PM   #7 
  - Small point. Sleeping with teens isn't pedophilia.  Xithras   Aug-07-06 03:46 PM   #21 
     - Good post. n/t  Finder   Aug-07-06 04:07 PM   #27 
     - Not to quibble, but is it the same to you if  kitkatrose   Aug-07-06 04:12 PM   #32 
     - Yes, it's the same.  Xithras   Aug-07-06 05:05 PM   #42 
        - Thank you.  kitkatrose   Aug-08-06 07:40 AM   #47 
     - Agreed...  Virginia Dare   Aug-08-06 11:45 AM   #50 
  - Where were all these women when I was a kid?  MrSlayer   Aug-07-06 03:06 PM   #8 
  - As much I consider myself a feminist, I gotta say, I agree, Slayer.  electropop   Aug-07-06 03:11 PM   #11 
  - ok....  Fountain79   Aug-07-06 03:13 PM   #13 
  - Thank you  lukasahero   Aug-07-06 04:10 PM   #29 
  - Teachers of adults have similar ethical obligations  herbster   Aug-08-06 12:55 PM   #53 
  - So you acknowledge the double standard in your eyes.  kitkatrose   Aug-07-06 04:15 PM   #35 
  - Fifteen was the age of consent in Ohio when I was a kid.  smoogatz   Aug-07-06 03:09 PM   #10 
  - I can't comprehend doing something like that  GloriaSmith   Aug-07-06 03:12 PM   #12 
  - I think a big part of the problem is that 15 year olds are sexually mature  tridim   Aug-07-06 03:14 PM   #14 
  - The issue is that 12 yr old females are sexually "mature" now...  loudestchick   Aug-07-06 04:17 PM   #37 
  - I think these things are just now being reported more often  KingFlorez   Aug-07-06 03:15 PM   #15 
  - Back in the late 70s, I took an abnormal psych class  fasttense   Aug-07-06 03:25 PM   #16 
  - I was 16  jaysunb   Aug-07-06 03:30 PM   #17 
  - Even when the male is much younger,  Lisa0825   Aug-07-06 03:40 PM   #18 
  - when i was 13, i would've taken any virtually female's attention.  loves_dulcinea   Aug-07-06 03:42 PM   #19 
  - I am a male, and when I was in my 30s I had a couple 13 yo girls make  wakeme2008   Aug-07-06 03:43 PM   #20 
  - Yeah but aren't all of these molesting women HOT blondes?  devilgrrl   Aug-07-06 03:55 PM   #22 
  - oh boy...  Fountain79   Aug-07-06 04:02 PM   #24 
     - D'oh, forgot the sarcasm tag...  devilgrrl   Aug-07-06 04:27 PM   #41 
  - Internet porn.. and availability.  progressivebydesign   Aug-07-06 04:02 PM   #25 
  - Eh, did they have the internet 2000 years ago?  jpgray   Aug-07-06 04:04 PM   #26 
  - I disagree...  Finder   Aug-07-06 04:13 PM   #33 
  - Anyone in their 30's who has sex with 15 year olds, has major and severe  retread   Aug-07-06 04:10 PM   #30 
  - Hey at least I'm not seeing comments such as  Nutmegger   Aug-07-06 04:16 PM   #36 
  - Progressives tend to take a rational approach to human sexuality...  Finder   Aug-07-06 04:23 PM   #39 
  - It's cultural.  smoogatz   Aug-07-06 04:24 PM   #40 
  - Adults having sex with children (including young teens) is usually wrong  Nikia   Aug-07-06 06:32 PM   #43 
  - the lost innocence  sweetheart   Aug-07-06 06:35 PM   #44 
  - Western public education has skewed our notions of when Adulthood starts.  Odin2005   Aug-07-06 07:17 PM   #45 
     - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Aug-07-06 09:38 PM   #46 
     - Thank you.  Vidar   Aug-08-06 10:14 AM   #49 
     - Agreed. However....  Dora   Aug-08-06 11:52 AM   #51 
     - Which societies? n/t  Fountain79   Aug-08-06 12:11 PM   # 
     - self delete...dupe n/t  Fountain79   Aug-08-06 12:11 PM   #52 
 

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