Reply To: Too young for sex, but old enough to murder


John Jacob,

Exactly! Here’s how it works – A bunch of people in the states legislatures get together and make decisions about us and for us.
So, if the same group of people decided to LOWER the age of consent by 1 or 2 yrs, that means we can’t refer to these 14-17 yr olds as “victims” anymore when they DECIDE ON THEIR OWN to engage in sexual endeavors with someone.
I keep reading comments on here and other sites of average people like ourselves posing these questions of “too young for sex but old enough to be charged for other crimes” but WHEN has anyone actually thrown this argument at the courts or the legislature? I bet never.
So, the legislature seems to make it’s own sense out of how the 15 yr old is a “victim” to the 19 yr old and the 19 yr old will now be ruined for life, but the same 15 yr old finds “daddy’s gun” and shoots her best friend in the face BY ACCIDENT and she somehow KNEW WHAT SHE WAS DOING.
It’s so ridiculous it makes your hair hurt to think about it.