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    France may set age of consent at 13 after man acquitted of raping 11yo


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    Crispinianus's Avatar
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    oh

    they may

    good job confirming yourself europe's laughingstock, france

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    also the man didn't rape iirc

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    france trying to 1 up spain i see

    the competiitve european spirit still lives on

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    Do we have any French members with thoughts on this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crispinianus View Post
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    also the man didn't rape iirc
    It's statutory rape, at least under American law, but apparently France law doesn't have a minimum age of consent which is ridiculous.

    Under current French law, only sexual acts committed with the use of “violence, coercion, threat or surprise” are considered to be rape, regardless of the victim's age. Penalties are tougher if the victim is under the age of 15, but there is no minimum age of consent.
    Setting age of consent at 13 is at least a step up from not having a minimum age of consent at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Great Potato View Post
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    It's statutory rape, at least under American law, but apparently France law doesn't have a minimum age of consent which is ridiculous.



    Setting age of consent at 13 is at least a step up from not having a minimum age of consent at all.
    i heard for the first time that france had no age of consent from one of my friends who study political sciences, not further than a month and something ago. Soon after, here's your breaking news case. I wonder how is possible that so far no case shook the media about this anomaly, and to make France asking themselves why they are the only first world country to not have a limit set by law.

    but even so, it was not rape. If it was rape, the man would be in jail. It was consensual sex and it was established in the court.

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    13 still seems a bit too low, but it's a step in the right direction.

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    it wasn't rape.

    but yeah, 13 is still too low.

    ...just a man of little consequence.


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    What a piece of shit, I hope he gets fucking slaughtered by vigilantes

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teacup View Post
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    What a piece of shit, I hope he gets fucking slaughtered by vigilantes
    Viagra+Cheese grater.

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    Pretty disgusting, but when there is no law against it, maybe some of the blame should be on the country.

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    ''Under current French law, only sexual acts committed with the use of “violence, coercion, threat or surprise” are considered to be rape, regardless of the victim's age.''

    more countries should have a law like this

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    The age of consent should logically not be a specific age, but instead when the person in question has grown to the point where a single glance would let you know whether or not the person has passed puberty. There's no reason reason a 15 year old girl, for example, should be treated any differently than a 19 year old girl when it comes to sexual issues.

    Statutory rape is also an illogical concept. If a 15 or 14 year old says yes to sex, they know what they are doing. A prepubescent child does not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pimp of Pimps View Post
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    The age of consent should logically not be a specific age, but instead when the person in question has grown to the point where a single glance would let you know whether or not the person has passed puberty. There's no reason reason a 15 year old girl, for example, should be treated any differently than a 19 year old girl when it comes to sexual issues.

    Statutory rape is also an illogical concept. If a 15 or 14 year old says yes to sex, they know what they are doing. A prepubescent child does not.
    Isn't that the point of statutory rape?

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    Isn't that the point of statutory rape?
    Statutory rape is the concept that anyone over the age of consent having consensual sex with anything under the age of consent is a punishable offense. The problem is that the age of consent is really arbitrary.

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    Oh no young girls will be legally able to have sex with older men whatever will we do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pimp of Pimps View Post
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    The age of consent should logically not be a specific age, but instead when the person in question has grown to the point where a single glance would let you know whether or not the person has passed puberty. There's no reason reason a 15 year old girl, for example, should be treated any differently than a 19 year old girl when it comes to sexual issues.

    Statutory rape is also an illogical concept. If a 15 or 14 year old says yes to sex, they know what they are doing. A prepubescent child does not.
    I feel like that's faulty logic, though. Puberty isn't really the indicator here, it's that at the age of someone being "socially mature" that we really care about. I've seen thirteen year olds that look like they've hit puberty, but you should probably keep away from fucking them. Is the socially matured concept a tricky idea as well? Sure, but I mean, that's why we've set other age limits for such things as drinking, purchasing tobacco, and buy lottery tickets. At the age of eighteen (for argument's sake) one probably SHOULD be at least somewhat mature. And what happens if there is a thirty year old that looks like a child, would they be off limits? The fact that you want to look at a girl and think she LOOKs fuckable and use that as legal standing is kind of disturbing.

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    I don't think you have to be that mature to consent to sex, literally you simply have to be aware of what sex is and capable of deciding if you want to participate in it. Which takes a basic level of maturity, but in the end being able to consent means you're mature enough to make a choice, not mature enough to make a "good choice" but you'll find that we can't even define what a "good choice" is. You can disagree with having sex with 13 year olds, but you can't call it rape.

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    I feel like that's faulty logic, though. Puberty isn't really the indicator here, it's that at the age of someone being "socially mature" that we really care about. I've seen thirteen year olds that look like they've hit puberty, but you should probably keep away from fucking them. Is the socially matured concept a tricky idea as well? Sure, but I mean, that's why we've set other age limits for such things as drinking, purchasing tobacco, and buy lottery tickets. At the age of eighteen (for argument's sake) one probably SHOULD be at least somewhat mature. And what happens if there is a thirty year old that looks like a child, would they be off limits? The fact that you want to look at a girl and think she LOOKs fuckable and use that as legal standing is kind of disturbing.

    Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying a 25 year old should get with a 13 year old and I'm definitely not saying that such a thing should be encouraged as the norm or anything like that. However, we have to take into consideration that after a person goes through puberty they are physically ready for intercourse. By that age, a person knows full well what sex is and are, physically at least, capable of it without harm coming to them.

    As for social maturity, to be honest there's no real way to determine a good age for that. Everybody is different. Lots and lots of 18 year olds are just plain idiots and plenty of 14 year olds have an abundance of common sense. Besides, you technically have the mental capability to make proper, informed decisions after puberty. If you don't, that's just you being an idiot. It doesn't make sense to punish one person because the other person chose to be stupid.

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