reply to post by getreadyalready
Would it be ok for a 13 year old to have sex in a post-apocalyptic event where re-population was needed, I bet morals would suddenly change if that
were the case today.
Back in the day, 13 year olds were probably having babies, simply because of natural hazards that decreased lifespans. It is amazing how societies
change their views and morals based off of what century we live in, instead of basing it off of science and the needs of our species. I am not saying
I agree with what this woman did, but as you say, we are animals first. I just have trouble justifying certain morals society forces upon us when
human nature is in play and things we have done for thousands of years and is a natural tendency.
In my opinion, part of the reason why teen sex is such a issue is because society refuses to look at the science involved. Our society has evolved and
developed faster than what we as a species have and as a teenager, that is when our bodies are in its prime to reproduce. Now society has to create
laws/morals against something that as a species, we are driven and compelled to do....reproduce.
It is an exercise in futility to try and stop things like this, but this is where education comes into play. Sure, our society does not have a need
for babies having babies, but we do need to understand why it is such a problem. The best solution is education, teach people that this why during
teen years sex is so prevalent, and provide tools and knowledge on how to circumvent our natural tendencies, instead of demonizing it.
Who knows, given enough time, our bodies may evolve to the point where our species see that reproducing is no longer effective as it was at such an
early age, and then change our bodies so that we do not develop sexually until maybe early twenties. Just saying, nature does not put an age on
things, humans do. Just a theory.
edit on 24-5-2011 by Skewed because: (no reason given)