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"I don't actually personally adhere to the 15-year-old being with a 20-year-old boyfriend being paedophilia."
but you know he is going to get completely slapped down for even saying anything other than 'PAEDOS! (at the disco.) KILL KILL KILL'
though to be fair that kidscape comment was well judged and not at all rabid.
I.e. Look at the circumstances. It is stupid to just say people younger than 16 are kids and people older are adults.
hes just saying that theres a difference between unlawfully young sex and child abusing paedophilia.
by the different terms 'paedophilia' and 'ephebophilia'. people are thick, and use paedophilia as a catch-all term for both. much like calling anti-Islamists 'racist'. which many of them are. but still.
i knew of the other term but had to look it up. but you see the point.
was just to get peoples attention....sorry.
i actually wanted to make the point that people frown upon relationships with large age divides involving much younger people but why? often these relationships are far more healthy and loving than those of many supposedly adult/mature relationships.
it's a blanket law to protect people that sometimes pisses other people off inadvertantly. there's a lot to be said for more judging of things on a case-by-case basis.
but i think i would rather maintain the clearer definitions we have now rather than risk exposing younger people to older pervery types only after one thing. the basis of a relationship should be caring/loving foremost, sex should not be the focus.
i don't know how we can elevate this over any other point of view. is it truth or just an opinion?
-=sigh=- haha i can't remember which way i was arguing it now...
he doth protest too much
NAMBLA lost all credibility after that south park episode
really stand for North American Man/Boy Love association?
when did that have any credibility?
i don't think it ever did have any credibility.
now, take the North American Marlon Brando Lookalikes Association. That's an Association with some real clout.
thats why that episode was so funny
The courts have treated the type of relationships that the chief constable desbribes differently to those involving younger girls of boys. However, recently, the government has sought to take a more billigerent approach and seek to have all relationships with teenagers under sixteen treated the same way. Other countries have laws where a relationship, say, between a fourteen year old and an sixteen or seventeen year old is legal, while keeping a general age of consent of sixteen.
The current governemnt is interested in criminalising teenagers. A bizarre corollary of the current age of consent law is that if two fifteen year olds have a relationship then both can be subject to prosecution which is absurd - which one is the abuser?
from what i hear.
i may hear wrong
that a boy of 17 who sleeps with a consenting 15 year old should not be branded a paedophile for the rest of his life - that I believe is what this chap is trying to get across