Should the age of consent be lowered to 13?
Consent is permission for something to happen
or agreement for something to happen.
If the 13-16 year old is educated properly
about sex and knows how to practice sex safely,
then how do they not know what they are doing?
If they give give consent, understand the consequences
of practicing sex, and their sexual partner is safe and
responsible, then why should it even matter if they have sex?
I bet the real reason behind this “consent” bullshit is
that parents can’t cope with the fact that an older man
is sleeping with their daughter.
Or maybe it’s because the dad is frustrated that his son
was able to lose his virginity much younger than him.
It’s obvious the age of consent is much too high
in most of the world. The reasoning behind placing
the age of consent at 16 is deeply flawed.
After all who is likely to give a young person a good time?
Someone well experienced or some fumbling kid? I know which
I’d prefer if I were a young again.
If Spain can place the age of consent at 13, then why can’t
the rest of the world do the right thing and place it at 11?
Criminalization of sex and making it taboo doesn’t help anyone.
We’ve already established that teens are having sex, legally
or not. When you make sex illegal you also make teachers
afraid to teach sex for fear of being prosecuted.
Making sex between teens illegal doesn’t stop them. It just turns
regular teens into criminals, and probably sexual illiterates.
Lowering the age of consent would allow for better sex education,
which would prevent all the problems of teen pregnancy, disease,
and would help teens to be better prepared against sexual assault.
It would also decriminalize all the perfectly normal teens
currently having sex. Lowering the age of consent would diminish
the number of sex offenders and rapists in jail.
Many of them were prosecuted for having sex with someone just
under the age of consent while they were just over it.
These people have committed no real crime, they were simply
having sex with their partner, someone they cared for, but
were sent to jail for many years and had their lives
destroyed because they happened to be 2 or 3 years older.
From a young age [12?], girls become increasingly attractive to men.
Males become physically attractive to women much later [20+?].
This is a biological mechanism which allows men
(the selectors of our species) to pick the youngest,
presumably healthiest women to carry their children.
This is not gender inequality. It is evolutionary science.
Say what you will – it is not morally wrong for a
25 year-old man to desire sex with a 13 year old girl.
If he is a normal, straight male, he is neurologically
hard-wired to want this. It doesn’t make him a pedophile.
13 year old girls are softer, thinner, smaller, tighter,
and more feminine than older women.
BTY, gay men find teenage males attractive. It would seem most
men are attracted to sexuality in young people. Are older
women attracted to teenage boys? Every lad needs a MILF.
Flirtatious Teenage Girls
Lolita Is Mine
There have been many, many films featuring flirty little girls and madly obsessed middle-aged men. But nothing has come close to the original Lolita, directed by Stanley Kubrick.
It is said Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita’s author, wrote the script. But it is also said that very little of it was used. Kubrick was dismissive of the novel’s flabby middle. Nabokov remained polite about the film.
Another version of Lolita was filmed much later. This one was truer to the novel. But there’s nothing to beat that imbued-with-nymphet-glow original film, which turns 50 this year.
Its black-and-whiteness speaks of its age. So do a few of its overdone passages. But it remains a masterpiece, which could only have been done by Kubrick.
James Mason plays Humbert, the professor of French poetry who comes looking for a house in New Hampshire. He is about to wiggle out of Shelley Winters’ too-eager widow’s clutches, but changes his mind when he sets eyes upon her daughter, the 14-year-old Lolita.
She is disporting herself in the garden, in a bikini and dark glasses, looking much older than her years. In one glance, she reads the man more clearly than her mother ever will. She, the young girl who was perhaps born a seductress, knows he will never be able to leave.
Nabokov’s classic novel stirred much outrage. How could anyone write such a novel about a 12-year-old girl? Keeping conservative audiences in mind, the film made Lolita a young teen.
But the way Sue Lyon plays her — precocious, aware, deeply sexual — no one is kept in any doubt that this is not a child.
It is a woman who knows her power. Any male looking at Lyon and not wanting to drag her off into a dark cave would have been either blind or gay, a word not in currency when the film came out.
Teenage Girls Are Predators
There was a predictable feminist backlash on Twitter when Tatler magazine published flirting advice for 13-year-old girls to cynically deploy on unwitting middle-aged men.
These “utterly irresponsible” and even “borderline criminal” teen tips encouraged pubescent girls to “flirt with friend’s dads” in return for life’s essentials, such as “swanky” holidays to St Tropez, or invites to “country weekends”.
Naturally, these bizarre, almost otherworldly, “social seduction techniques” were universally decried as “potentially dangerous” for young women.
But, tellingly, absolutely nobody spoke up about what it might mean for the men on the receiving end.
Sadly, we live in an age where the rabid, paedophilic paranoia stalks our land in a way that’s reminiscent of how McCarthyism hunted out reds under the beds in 1950s Cold War USA.
Men who work around teenage girls, particularly teachers, live in constant terror of paedophilic allegations. For some, it can feel as if their lives are viewed through a constant prism of suspicion.
Many male teachers have had their reputations and lives destroyed by pictures posted on social media by teenage girls who have deliberately set out to entrap them into looking like a “paedo”.
“Teacher trolling” is now a national pastime and some pubescent girls see capturing incriminating photos of “pervy” male teachers as a sport.
If captioned appropriately, a playground photo of a stray glance or innocent gesture can be disastrous. Posted to social media (or even used to blackmail), a compulsory suspension pending a full investigation is likely to ensue.
In today’s schools, we’re increasingly seeing that the power is with the pupils. For this reason, we’re also seeing record low numbers of men applying to be primary school teachers and record numbers leaving the secondary school profession altogether.
The inexorable truth is that today’s teenage girls are overtly sexualised way ahead of the legal age of consent, thanks mainly to the porn-seeped, Twitter-barraged cyberworld they live in.
We can moan about that all we like.
But the genie is long out of the bottle.