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  •  Probably not, and that's my point. n/t (11+ / 0-)

    I resent that. I demand snark, and overly so -- Markos Moulitsas.

    by commonmass on Sat May 18, 2013 at 09:19:16 PM PDT

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    •  Unfortunately (4+ / 0-)
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      We may never know but that's a question for court.

      Never be afraid to voice your opinion and fight for it . Corporations aren't people, they're Republicans (Rev Al Sharpton 10/7/2011)

      by Rosalie907 on Sat May 18, 2013 at 11:14:20 PM PDT

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    •  I think that's hard to say (4+ / 0-)
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      I don't doubt that they could be doing it because of that, but I'm a parent of an 8 year old girl, and I've already thought of ways that I will turn away older boys.  

      It's not a stretch to imagine that someone who has a little less trust in his daughter could very easily do this to a boy.  

      My neighbor had a 14 year old daughter, and she approved of her dating a 21 year old man.  

      I thought about that, and the only solution I could come up with would be to appeal to the man's pride.  

      If I told my daughter not to do it, that might cause a problem.  After all, it's very flattering for a girl to have someone older after her.  

      I decided that I would just say to the guy, "Look, don't you think this is kind of pathetic?"


      by otto on Sun May 19, 2013 at 08:14:39 AM PDT

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      •  Threatening with legal action should be a (3+ / 0-)
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        very compelling motivation for the relationship to stop.  Your daughter might hate you, but if you're firm and clear about how the law says 18 is 18 (if indeed it does) and how you're going to make sure she's not afoul of the law and getting anyone into trouble, I'd like to think she'll respect your concerns for her safety and health.

        I've never had kids, though, so don't ascribe any worth to my comment.

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