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Response to krispos42 (Reply #13)

Sat Apr 3, 2021, 08:31 PM

18. I don't think it's relatively minor for a 35 year old to have sex with a 17 year old

It's against the law in most states, and most people would view it as morally wrong.

That said, much of the insistence that a 17 year old is functionally the same as a 7 year old for the purpose of judgment is just patently silly. Most people on this very board had engaged in consensual sexual activity of some kind by the time they were 17. It's manifestly different, and is recognized as different by any experts in the area.

Of course it's illegal, and for good reason, for a grown adult beyond some age gap to engage in sexual activity with adolescents. It's galling and disgusting because the power differential is so marked and even basic brain development is different. It's illegal because we know it's rife for abuse. But pretending that 17 year old aren't having sex consensually all the time and are incapable of consent is just dumb, and the kind of shit that makes people roll their eyes at liberal dogma. It runs against the basic life experience of nearly everyone on this board.

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