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jshafted Donating Member (76 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-04-04 11:39 PM
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13. 18 perhaps 19 like in Canada
18 19 and 20 year olds are physically and psychologically vastly different from 16 and 17 year olds. Current law forces these 18 19 and 20 year olds to do their drinking (which they WILL do) in secret, at house parties or college frat parties which charge admission. In any area where they are engaging in an already illegal act for profit, these party throwers have no incentive to keep out 16 or 17 year olds (especially girls, for what is a college party without women). Male adults tend to prey on younger women, if you want a reason for increasing sexualization of adolescent girls, I propose that forcing these Adults in to a situation where they are allowed to party with drunken adolescents is an invitation to predators.
The alternative situation where 18 year olds can drink in bars or college parties legally make an incentive for providers of alcohol to ID, because their main customers would be 18 and older.
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