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Originally posted by TheColdDragon
reply to post by LadySkadi
I'll raise your 1. with the fact that most women are not self empowered, either adults or teens. A good portion of them end up in co-dependent relationships wherein they define themselves by their boyfriend/husband rather than embrace independence and forge their own destinies.
Agree or disagree?
Originally posted by FredT
*sniff sniff* I smell a pedofile here with that kind of justification :up; What are you doing? Reading out of some NAMBLA talking points booklet?
Originally posted by Blanca Rose
Originally posted by Ha`la`tha
Uhh.. Up to that statement I was with ya.
I hope it's just an over reaction, but if not, it's pretty scary to think you'd rather see your child dead than having a consensual physical relationship.
Honestly, I would not want to see my daughter having a relationship at that age, but I wouldn't want her dead either.
Anyway, the threat worked on my daughter and my sons as well, so it was all good!
Originally posted by v3_exceed
Originally posted by Aeons
Boys in an age appropriate sexual exploratory relationship is not rape.
That this isn't clear to you is disturbing.
Actually it is. In many states consensual sex between minors is not legal. In addition, these same laws apply if parental consent has not been given even if both parties has consented.
Originally posted by TheColdDragon
reply to post by AmethystSD
Alright, idiot... what part of "There are laws for Rape" did you not understand? Statutory rape is a layer of law on TOP of the rest of the law, Statutory rape exists for appeasing the angry people who willingly had sex and then later decided they were taken advantage of OR parents who are angry that their fifteen year old is doinking a thirty year old guy.
Statutory Rape, as a law, should be repealed. We already have laws about coercion, rape, force and violent crimes. There is no reason to create some societal stigma against teens having sex with people older than teens.
Everyone is okay with Teens having sex with teens (Not saying its encouraged, only that people don't fly off the handle when it happens), but as soon as one of the parties is OLDER than the other one, it becomes a societal no no.
That is what makes me sick.
This Polanski guy? He raped a girl. He raped her because she was coerced and forced into having sex with him due to his authority over her.
I was defending Whoopi's stance on not jumping into things you "THINK" but commenting on what actually HAPPENED.
Originally posted by dizzie56
Whoopi says its not "rape-rape"
Originally posted by John Matrix
Anyway, please don't flame me. I'm feeling sensitive about that 18 year old woman that did all those terrible things to me when I was 14.
[edit on 30/9/09 by John Matrix]
Originally posted by Valhall
Yep, Whoopi needs to make sure her next endeavor is NOT putting herself out as an advocate for women. She'll find out what disdain this particular comment has brought upon her.
And I say that admitting that historically, even when others felt Whoopi was way out of line with certain comments about political issues, politicians, etc. I actually supported her right to speak her opinion on those issues (because she has the right just like all of us do).
But this comment - shows what a friggin idiot she is. She's got the right to be that as well, but she needs to understand once she steps up and and works hard to earn that label, there's not much turning back.
[edit on 10-1-2009 by Valhall]
Originally posted by muggl3z
Anyone who tries to lessen or defend what that guy did is showing their colors as pretty sick.
Originally posted by Aggie Man
Originally posted by Keyhole
[SARCASM]OOOH, over 100 people in the film industry think he should be released!!!
That's 100+ people that should be on some sort of watch list if they think he should be released. If these people think what he did was ok, then....
Originally posted by Miraj
reply to post by dizzie56
You know what this means?
Boycott the view. These morons really do bother me. What is their definition of rape? Apparently in their opinion being forced into sexual intercourse after being drugged by an older man does not count for rape.