Thoughts on stat rape laws.
If I'm not mistaken, some of these laws make it illegal for an 18 yr old boy to have sex w/his 17 yr old g/f. That's a problem to me. So, at the very least, I think some changes need to be made.
In favor. I recognize that any age you pick is going to be somewhat arbitrary. But the societal goal is to protect children, even from themselves. We can discuss what age should be the cut off and whether near age exceptions are reasonable,
but i do believe such protections are necessary.
I think the law needs to be changed. The way I see it a 17 year old could have consensual sex and be ok with it. But if there parents weren't ok with it, who ever they had sex with gets thrown in jail, even though it was consensual
Maybe lower the age to under 14? I feel like if your 14 or older, your old enough to know how to consent to sex or say no to it.
My main point is I find it redundant that you can be jailed for having consensual sex just cause someone is under a certain age
I think they are overused. I believe statutory rape is a very rare occurrence.
As someone who worked as an advocate for sexual assault victims, it is not rare at all. Happens all the time.
I'm sorry to hear that. It always seemed rare to me but people don't usually openly talk about trauma like that, especially at that age.