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  •  I see above age of consent varies so nix (2+ / 0-)
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    mrsgoo, aitchdee

    the 'under 16". Just kids have to know what the law is. Have explained to them how lives are ruined by vindictive people because teens dating eachother falls through the cracks of a law meant to prevent minors from sigificantly older predators.
    Need to change those laws to put in something if kids are within 3-4 yrs of eachother.

    •  So 14 on 10 is ok? I know that is not what you (1+ / 0-)
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      mean. That is why there is no easy answer. I do agree that kids should be taught to pursue relationships within their own age group. Notice I said kids. If a 60 yr old wants a relationship with a 30 yr old that is a hell of a lot different.

      if a habitat is flooded, the improvement for target fishes increases by an infinite percentage...because a habitat suitability index that is even a tiny fraction of 1 is still infinitely higher than zero, which is the suitability of dry land to fishes.

      by mrsgoo on Sun May 19, 2013 at 12:23:41 AM PDT

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      •  teens. Ten is not a teen (4+ / 0-)
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        mrsgoo, aitchdee, Pale Jenova, JerryNA

        Teen starts at thirteen. It doesn't have to be four yrs, but that's what many states have. it can be three. they can say for teens 14 and over if you/people like.

        The point is that a senior dating a sophmore who are 2yrs 1 month apart in age...the senior will be 18 the sophmore 15 and the older one if they have sex is breaking the law in some of these states and is open to being prosecuted for rape.

        They can put any restrictions in the law so it makes sense.
        Just like this Lesbian couple here, an almost 16 yr old with a just turned 18 yr old is not a huge disparity. It's pretty normal.

        No need to choose the extremes (10 and 14) to prove a rule. No one should be having sex with prepubescent children. Forteen is too young in my mind to be honest as well if I were a parent of the kid!

        •  That is my gut feeling as well.... (3+ / 0-)
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          Forteen is too young in my mind to be honest as well if I were a parent of the kid!
          Fourteen would be the lowest age I would accept. And that is pushing it. I thought I was the smartest thing since sliced bread at 14 - really, I was dumber than a box of rocks! Now when I was 16, I really was the smartest thing on the face of the earth! heehee! If I could put my 50+ brain into my 16 yr old body - I would rock!!

          if a habitat is flooded, the improvement for target fishes increases by an infinite percentage...because a habitat suitability index that is even a tiny fraction of 1 is still infinitely higher than zero, which is the suitability of dry land to fishes.

          by mrsgoo on Sun May 19, 2013 at 01:40:23 AM PDT

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