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  •  Bullshit (0+ / 0-)

    sorry, but you have no more right to the parents' thoughts than they have for yours.  You apparently have absolutely no idea how the parents of a young girl feel when they find the daughter is having sex with a significantly older partner. There is no more a "conversation with the parents" than there would be in another type of rape. Did I say "rape"? Yup, I did. But wasn't it consensual? Nope. It wasn't. Because the law (and in this case, the parents apparently agreed with it) drew the line for the ABILITY TO CONSENT at 15.

    Would you be making the same argument if the girl was 14? 13? 12? 11? 10? How about 9? Somewhere along that line, you probably said "no, that's too young - a child that young CAN'T consent."

    Right.

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    by dhonig on Sun May 19, 2013 at 09:26:45 AM PDT

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    •  The difference is that it was consensual (1+ / 0-)
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      But if it had been my daughter involved with a 17-going-on-18 guy, I'd have gone to the parents and told them in no uncertain terms, "This relationship ends and ends RIGHT NOW--they can't legally be sexually active.  If I find out they're still involved, I'm going to the police."

      Unless there was evidence it wasn't consensual, there's no reason not to talk to the parents first before going to the police.

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      by Christian Dem in NC on Sun May 19, 2013 at 11:50:10 AM PDT

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