- 15 Mar 2002
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Is anybody else getting tired of all the necroposters?
Is anybody else getting tired of all the necroposters?
To answer the question of whether pedophilia is a sickness or a crime
. The concept behind statutory rape is the general consensus from scientists that the brain is not developed enough to know the consequences of your actions at that age.
That's subjective, of course, however I tend to believe that the law is more towards the younger end. Just out of personal experience, I have not met too many developed minds under 25.
I find it preposterous that anyone would consider an early teen to be mentally sound enough for sex with an adult.
It's far too likely that such relationships are ones of manipulation.
I would question the ego of any adult that needs a relationship of manipulation.
"For starters, no, the concept of statutory rape began in the middle ages and no related legistlation, even modern, is based on any scientific study."
Who cares if they molested children in the Middle Ages? They forced eight-years old to do hard physical labor for 14 hours a day back then too. Ethics, morals, and law have all changed since then.
Ethics, morals, and law have all changed since then.
Children simply lack the maturity to make sexual decisions. Our bodies may have evolved to be sexually mature by age 13, but the average person only lived into his thirties in prehistoric times. Just because the body is ready doesn't mean the mind can make mature decisions in today's world.
Sex has real consequences that can change or end lives -- STDs, pregnancy, and emotional damage are all among them.
Maybe stoning is too harsh, but I'd have no problem seeing pedophiles castrated, if they're more than a few years older than their victims.
Amen. Adults who have sex with children are exploiting them, and they're rapists because children lack the capacity for consent.
Pedophiles who act on their perversion make me want to punch their lights out.
Well, that's tolerant of you...The only real perversion is asexuality.
Are you a pedophile, Zorro? You don't seem to see anything wrong with pedophilia, so that shouldn't be an insulting question. Just wondering.
Well, that's tolerant of you...
Are you a pedophile? After all, after all I have said, you have not said anything against.
The statement has nothing to do with tolerance. I said asexuality was a perversion, not that it should be illegal to practice, frowned upon or worth of ostracization from society. Asexuals are free to be asexuals and I am fine with that. I only begin to have a problem if they try to force their asexuality on others, or promote asexuality to others with half-baked argumentation.
And while it's true that you you didn't say asexuality should be illegal, when you refer to it as a "perversion" that rather strongly implies you frown upon it, doesn't it?
Also, I haven't heard of many, if any, cases of people trying to force asexuality on anyone.
Child abusers always have some kind of rationalization for their actions. I don't have the slightest interest in hearing any of it, or anything from those who defend them.
I see that as not being pedo but i do know someone born in 84 should not speak to someone born in 96 so i don't i just sit there and watch.
Nor will he take the risk of helping them if they are in distress lest be accused of something..
I can't agree that sex is an imperative. Perhaps a strong desire, but never something that is impossible to disregard.
Skull plates don't fully fuse on an average individual until around 26. What's that mean medically? It means their heads are still expanding, and the brain is still developing. Medically, the brain is not considered fully developed until about 25. The fact is, they are still children, if not physically, mentally.
If not the sexual abuse from adults, there must be something in your past causing you to make all these violent threats.
I have. Its called celibacy, even if its only temporary. High ages of consent are a method of enforcing celibacy and asexuality and worse, sex negativity. Creating a high age of consent effectively means that celibacy is being forced on youth in their most formative years, even after their hormones peak. And that mean that time will have an effect on their sexuality for the rest of their lives. I cannot be tolerant of that.
And its not only the law doing it. Consider how the actor Doug Hutchison was labeled a pervert and pedophile for marrying 16 year old Courtney Stodden. 70 years ago I doubt the marriage would have raised an eyebrow.
Edit: I need to clarify the bit about tolerance. The intolerant deserve none. I am not a hypocrite for being intolerant of intolerance, and only a very simple mind would think I was.
Celibacy advocates are the ones who are intolerant. I am not about to trick, coerce or cajole anyone into having sex. I do point out possible negative outcomes of the sexless lifestyle though. But celibacy advocates, especially those for teen celibacy, so often cross the line of pointing out possible negatives and instead fear monger about how dangerous sex is when it isn't, especially in this day and age. They do trick, coerce and cajole teens into stunting their sexual growth with abstinence. They even spread false information. Even worse, they are partly behind the age of consent being way higher than it was ever originally intended or is beneficial. I think of unwed teen mothers when I say that. Nobody is saying the problem is getting better are they? Yet they stick with the source: an age of consent that is too high and leads to ignorance and desperation and bad choices which leads to unwanted teen pregnancy and motherhood.
Edit 2: While I did not say asexuality should be frowned upon before, the term is not exactly concrete. I do frown upon the desire to spread that lifestyle. However I do not frown upon people living the lifestyle by their own informed choice. So long as no one is forced into sex, those naturally asexual will never do it will they? So no need to go promoting it.
Clearly you have no idea what the word asexual means. Asexuality has nothing to do with intolerance, and few, if any, celibacy advocates try to make people asexual.
And we don’t actually know what “age-appropriate” means when talking about sex education, both because different children develop at different rates and because simply asking the question of what childhood sexual development looks like means risking being labeled a pedophile.