Newsgroups: soc.men, soc.women, alt.sex, talk.politics.theory, talk.politics.misc
From: chr...@deeptht.santa-cruz.ca.us (Steve in the Secret Labs)
Date: Sun, 05 Jan 92 19:37:08 GMT
Local: Sun, Jan 5 1992 2:37 pm
Subject: Re: North American Man-Boy Love Association
In article <1992Jan5.080021....@aplcen.apl.jhu.edu> jaro...@aplcen.apl.jhu.edu (DE Robertson james an 301-740-9172) writes:
>phili...@microsoft.com (Philip LAFORNARA) writes:The big social question here is: "When and under what conditions are
>> Clayton, did you _read_ that statement? It does not support
>> Do you actually know what the word "consensual" means? You
> I almost hate to get involved in this discussion, but here's my
people capable of giving their consent?" This is a really good question,
it is hard to argue that say seven year olds are capable of giving their
consent. It is also hard to imagine that anything other than an overblown
sense of parental protectiveness, can be used to claim that someone's
16 or 17 year old son or daughter is "really a child" and has to be kept
close watch over. There is some base for this legally as in most states
the age of consent is 16. There are some incredibly immature individuals
that this would not apply to, but it would be rare. My sort of perverse
method of establishing age of consent is to find the lowest age anyone
has been prosecuted as an adult and set the age of consent there. That
I suspect would make it about 14. If someone is going to perform legal
magic and say: "Well you really acted as an adult, you knew or should
have known what you were doing..." then it seems only fair to let people
decide at least what they do with their bodies themselves. Just as an
issue of human freedom.
The same with the concept of consent in other areas. It is easy to say
Now there is the reasonable desire of parents to protect their children
I remember tales of one set of parents who came home to find their
Thanks and Be Seeing You,
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