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MilesColtrane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-15-07 10:45 AM
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32. I can't remember where I heard about this...
Edited on Sat Sep-15-07 10:48 AM by MilesColtrane
It might be a religious rule of thumb. (Islam?)

It concerns determining the acceptable minimum age of someone's partner in a relationship.

The older (I think it was addressed to a male) partner divides their age in half and adds 7.

So a 14 yr. old can date a 14yr. old, but no younger.

16 yr. old a 15 yr. old.

18 yr. old a 16 yr. old...... and so on.

Fred Thompson's wife just clears the limit by two and a half years using this formula.
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  -In Utah, the age of consent is 14 cali  Sep-15-07 09:13 AM   #0 
  - 14 is not the age of a child...  HypnoToad   Sep-15-07 09:15 AM   #1 
  - This might sound stupid, but I'm not clear on what this actually means  rockymountaindem   Sep-15-07 09:17 AM   #2 
  - It is NOT stat rape IF....  Hepburn   Sep-15-07 09:23 AM   #6 
  - Which translates into, that it is legal for a 60 year old to have sex with a 14 year old.nt  OmmmSweetOmmm   Sep-15-07 09:27 AM   #11 
  - Basically, yes...  Hepburn   Sep-16-07 10:02 AM   #74 
     - If they are 10 or more years older  Lurking Dem   Sep-16-07 11:50 AM   #77 
        - Thanks for the added info.  Hepburn   Sep-16-07 01:17 PM   #81 
  - Okay, so I'm twenty  rockymountaindem   Sep-15-07 09:27 AM   #12 
     - The line in Tennessee  Lurking Dem   Sep-16-07 11:53 AM   #78 
  - WRONG It means 15 yr old boys will be charged for Molesting  FreakinDJ   Sep-15-07 09:44 AM   #18 
  - Huh?  rockymountaindem   Sep-15-07 10:20 AM   #28 
  - That is not true.  Evergreen Emerald   Sep-15-07 08:08 PM   #62 
     - NO YOU ARE WRONG  FreakinDJ   Sep-15-07 09:52 PM   #69 
        - Then your state has different laws than mine  Evergreen Emerald   Sep-15-07 09:56 PM   #70 
  - No. 18yo is still the legal age of the majority. Age of consent means that is the age  beyurslf   Sep-15-07 10:21 AM   #29 
  - i dunno but, i think ---  wildhorses   Sep-15-07 09:20 AM   #3 
  - Yes, but  rockymountaindem   Sep-15-07 09:26 AM   #10 
  - I've known a few who were shockingly mature at 14  Warpy   Sep-15-07 09:21 AM   #4 
  - I think that the age of consent is about making  realpolitik   Sep-15-07 09:22 AM   #5 
  - Is that really consent, or marriage with...  TreasonousBastard   Sep-15-07 09:25 AM   #7 
  - She didn't consent  Sticky   Sep-15-07 09:25 AM   #8 
  - Systemic Sacrilege.  orpupilofnature57   Sep-15-07 09:33 AM   #16 
  - The setting of an "age of consent" and the polygamist practice  Submariner   Sep-15-07 09:25 AM   #9 
  - Hear, hear! The age of consent in Pa. is 14 also,  vickiss   Sep-15-07 11:09 AM   #43 
     - I went out with a woman who was an incest victim from 18 months  Submariner   Sep-15-07 11:32 AM   #45 
  - Especially In Utah, It's Too Young  iamjoy   Sep-15-07 09:28 AM   #13 
  - Your referring to a story about Rape ,and using religion as a cloak..  orpupilofnature57   Sep-15-07 09:32 AM   #14 
  - The Common Law rule was 12  happyslug   Sep-15-07 09:33 AM   #15 
  - 14 Is Most Definitely Too Young. Minimum Should Be 16.  OPERATIONMINDCRIME   Sep-15-07 09:43 AM   #17 
  - Would you want an 18 year old to get prison time for having sex with a 14 year old?  TheUniverse   Sep-15-07 09:51 AM   #20 
     - There Should Be Some Discretion In Severity Of Penalty, But Yes, There Should Be Some Punishment  OPERATIONMINDCRIME   Sep-15-07 10:03 AM   #21 
     - Well right now the penalty is being a registered sex offender and prison time in most states.  TheUniverse   Sep-15-07 10:19 AM   #26 
        - That's entirely appropriate. Stick to dating people who at least look like you.  BadgerLaw2010   Sep-15-07 10:23 AM   #31 
        - Personally, I Don't Want 18 Yr Olds Sleeping With 14 Yr Olds.  OPERATIONMINDCRIME   Sep-15-07 10:50 AM   #33 
     - An 18 year-old playing with the emotions of a 14 year-old is a sex predator, sorry.  BadgerLaw2010   Sep-15-07 10:13 AM   #22 
     - Not even close  lynyrd_skynyrd   Sep-15-07 02:47 PM   #50 
     - what ?  Evergreen Emerald   Sep-15-07 11:40 PM   #73 
        - What I really want...  TheUniverse   Sep-16-07 11:45 AM   #76 
           - Your sympathies are misaligned  Evergreen Emerald   Sep-16-07 11:59 AM   #79 
  - 14 year olds have sex.  TheUniverse   Sep-15-07 09:50 AM   #19 
  - Why does "society" need to "address" something that has always happened?  slackmaster   Sep-15-07 10:15 AM   #23 
  - Because society acts like it doesnt happen.  TheUniverse   Sep-15-07 10:16 AM   #24 
     - Just what are you proposing changing?  slackmaster   Sep-15-07 10:18 AM   #25 
        - It depends on the community.  TheUniverse   Sep-15-07 10:20 AM   #27 
        - In the country of South Carolina, they don't emphasize birth control or  renie408   Sep-15-07 10:51 AM   #34 
           - Wow, when I had sex ed in 8th grade in 1971 they even discussed homosexuality  slackmaster   Sep-17-07 10:00 AM   #83 
  - "we dont need it to be legal for a 40 year old man to have sex with a 14 year old."  TahitiNut   Sep-15-07 02:14 PM   #49 
  - What about the age of majority?  blogslut   Sep-15-07 10:23 AM   #30 
  - I can't remember where I heard about this...  MilesColtrane   Sep-15-07 10:45 AM   #32 
  - Sounds like a good starting place.  hedgehog   Sep-15-07 03:03 PM   #51 
  - Has anybody seen the ads advising parents to tell kids to wait until they are married?  renie408   Sep-15-07 10:54 AM   #35 
  - Here is the law. It seems as if someone who is 14 years old up to 16 years has  OmmmSweetOmmm   Sep-15-07 10:54 AM   #36 
  - Seven years older is rediculous.  BadgerLaw2010   Sep-15-07 04:07 PM   #56 
  - As McMurphy (Jack Nicholson) said in one of my favorite movies of all time..  tridim   Sep-15-07 11:00 AM   #37 
  - You can't legislate "maturity of exceptional individual" though. You need to go with a norm.  BadgerLaw2010   Sep-15-07 11:02 AM   #38 
  - Actually, minors are "emancipated" quite regularly.  TahitiNut   Sep-15-07 03:08 PM   #53 
     - Emancipation of minors is hardly "regular," let alone a societal norm.  BadgerLaw2010   Sep-15-07 04:02 PM   #54 
        - Nonsense. Do some homework.  TahitiNut   Sep-15-07 04:29 PM   #57 
  - From Dylan  OmmmSweetOmmm   Sep-15-07 11:06 AM   #39 
  - Wonder if that dialogue was a bit of impov...  MilesColtrane   Sep-15-07 11:07 AM   #40 
  - Polanski didn't slip her roofies,  XemaSab   Sep-15-07 04:03 PM   #55 
  - There is a difference between being mature and being sexually active.  hedgehog   Sep-15-07 03:05 PM   #52 
  - Which film is that from? n/t  Prophet 451   Sep-15-07 04:40 PM   #59 
     - One flew over the cuckoo's nest. nt  tridim   Sep-15-07 08:04 PM   #60 
        - Jack Nicholson's best movie. Four Stars  B Calm   Sep-15-07 10:02 PM   #71 
  - Yes. 14 is too young...  LeftishBrit   Sep-15-07 11:08 AM   #41 
  - I think that's a bit young.  bigwillq   Sep-15-07 11:09 AM   #42 
  - Not necessarily for another 14 year old, but definitely for an adult.  porphyrian   Sep-15-07 11:12 AM   #44 
  - Spoken like a sane Adult.  orpupilofnature57   Sep-15-07 01:35 PM   #46 
     - Uh-oh. I better work on that...  porphyrian   Sep-15-07 02:04 PM   #48 
  - When I was 14 I had sex with a 15 year old.  Ariana Celeste   Sep-15-07 01:44 PM   #47 
  - usually there must be a difference in age of 48 months  Evergreen Emerald   Sep-15-07 08:07 PM   #61 
     - Oh I agree  Ariana Celeste   Sep-15-07 08:44 PM   #67 
  - Good question  Prophet 451   Sep-15-07 04:39 PM   #58 
  - Maybe it's because I am the mother of an 11 year old girl...  renie408   Sep-15-07 08:16 PM   #63 
  - In this case it does not matter anyway....SHE SAID NO! (nt)  JBear   Sep-15-07 08:20 PM   #64 
  - My kid will be 14 next month. Straight A's, very mature outlook on life..and so  ourbluenation   Sep-15-07 08:24 PM   #65 
  - You're missing an inmportant choice. Is the partner 14 or an adult?  Bluebear   Sep-15-07 08:25 PM   #66 
  - How many of the other wives have to consent? n/t  rucky   Sep-15-07 08:50 PM   #68 
  - Thank the gods for age of consent laws  Chovexani   Sep-15-07 10:18 PM   #72 
  - The idea of an age of consent seems stupid to me.  Threedifferentones   Sep-16-07 11:04 AM   #75 
  - It does when adults manipulate young teens to have sex with them  Nikia   Sep-16-07 12:59 PM   #80 
  - With the "maximum age spread" rule they have, I like it  jmowreader   Sep-16-07 05:20 PM   #82 
 

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