I assume everyone here saying it was abhorrent was 18 the first time they had intercourse.. What no? My my, well.. I was going to let you cast the
first stone, but..
Before you jump on me because you think I'm condoning it, stop. I'm not. But really this world needs a dose of detached logic.
The following does not address huge age gaps between parties. That's one area I think we all can agree on.
If I were to ask what the proper age was to have intercourse (always with the possibility of children resulting), everyone would come back with a
different answer, or simply parrot what the local laws are. The fact is that it is largely a personal preference. What we have is a conflict between
biology and the level of taboo that has been placed on reproduction. To make the conflict worse, we have hormones in dairy products that set the
female body into action at younger and younger ages.
The truth of the matter is, there is no clear cut right or wrong answer. I know 30 year old men and women that are still too immature to make decent
parents. Should we adjust laws and perception because the majority of people in their 20's are still financially unstable and mentally unprepared?
What's the youngest age a girl has become fertile? Three. Yes three years old. Wait. Don't press the reply button just yet. Hear me out. Is she
ready? Hell no. 10? Still not ready. 13? Well that's when the gray area begins. The average age, yes that means 1/2 do so before and 1/2 do so
after, for one to lose their virginity is 16. If you look at this compared to current structure over half the people alive have broken the age of
consent law. This proves that the laws are in direct conflict with nature.
Ok, so if you've stayed with me and read my post rationally we're to the point where my logic is sound in principle, now we're just haggling over
where to draw the right/wrong line. Why do we always come back to this point in every social debate? *sigh* This is the problem with legislating
social issues. Set a recommendation, take away the safety nets, and let those who make responsible choices thrive and allow those who don't to either
bust their butts to survive, or fail. The "right" answer will always show itself without having to debate it until we're blue in the face. The
"right" answer would also be able to change slightly and adapt in this variable dependent world. Rigid laws cause problems because the world is not
static. It changes.
I'm not going to add my two cents about this one incident. It's not any business of ours to judge the situation without knowing the people involved
and the circumstances. What I will say is this. There's no fixing it. Things like this will just get worse and worse. Why? Because we've marketed
sex. It's not about reproduction anymore. It's turned into a viable sporting event complete with it's own MVPs and merchandising.
3-11-2010 by PayMeh because: (no reason given)
edit on 3-11-2010 by PayMeh because: (no reason given)