Monday, December 10, 2007

The Mind-Booty problem

The Mind-Booty problem.
Quote: "In Georgia, 21-year-old Genarlow Wilson is serving a mandatory 10-year jail sentence for aggravated child molestation. His crime: When he was 17, he had oral sex with a 15-year-old girl."

In a time when consensual sex between teenagers is considered the same as rape of a little child, we have a cognitive problem in society.
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Jerry weighed in:
Seems The Mind-Booty Problem Rethinking the age of sexual consent. By William Saletan
Posted Thursday, Sept. 27, 2007, at 8:02 AM ET may be another case of another reporter not checking all the facts.

Strange though that his article provides a link with "oral sex with a 15-year-old girl" that takes you to http://www.nytimes.com/2007/07/21/us/21rape.html?_r=1&oref=slogin where it clearly states a judge has ruled that the 17 yo shouldn't have been jailed and that the state of Georgia has since revised their Code to make it a misdemeanor between teenagers.

In Louisiana the death penalty can be evoked - LOUISIANA's age of consent is 17. However Louisiana law allows prosecutors to seek the death penalty for people
convicted of having consensual sex with a person under 12 years old. The Louisiana state Supreme Court declared the law constitutional in 1999 because of a 1977 U.S. Supreme Court ruling addressing the rape of an adult, not a child. The U.S. Supreme Court in 1977 banned the death penalty for raping adult women, but the justices did not say whether it could be applied to child rapists. The U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear the 1999 Louisiana case, allowing the death penalty law to stand.

And in SOUTH CAROLINA its age of consent is 16.

And people 18 or younger can have consensual sex with someone as young as 14. South Carolina law allows prosecutors to seek the death penalty for people twice convicted of having consensual sex with a person under 11 years old.

Not really in agreement with having sex with kids that young but the death penalty is too damn strong.

posted by Eolake Stobblehouse @ Monday, December 10, 2007   6 comments links to this post

6 Comments:

At 10 Dec 2007, 13:18:00, Anonymous Juan Hernandez Villa-Lobos Ramirez said...

I thought at first it was referring to the country Georgia.

Age of consent in Canada is currently 14. They were talking about raising it to 16, but no one cared enough so they dropped it.

 
At 10 Dec 2007, 19:05:00, Blogger Jerry said...

Seems The Mind-Booty Problem Rethinking the age of sexual consent. By William Saletan
Posted Thursday, Sept. 27, 2007, at 8:02 AM ET may be another case of another reporter not checking all the facts.

Strange though that his article provides a link with "oral sex with a 15-year-old girl" that takes you to http://www.nytimes.com/2007/07/21/us/21rape.html?_r=1&oref=slogin where it clearly states a judge has ruled that the 17 yo shouldn't have been jailed and that the state of Georgia has since revised their Code to make it a misdemeanor between teenagers.

In Louisiana the death penalty can be evoked - LOUISIANA's age of consent is 17. However Louisiana law allows prosecutors to seek the death penalty for people
convicted of having consensual sex with a person under 12 years old. The Louisiana state Supreme Court declared the law constitutional in 1999 because of a 1977 U.S. Supreme Court ruling addressing the rape of an adult, not a child. The U.S. Supreme Court in 1977 banned the death penalty for raping adult women, but the justices did not say whether it could be applied to child rapists. The U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear the 1999 Louisiana case, allowing the death penalty law to stand.

And in SOUTH CAROLINA its age of consent is 16.

And people 18 or younger can have consensual sex with someone as young as 14. South Carolina law allows prosecutors to seek the death penalty for people twice convicted of having consensual sex with a person under 11 years old.

Not really in agreement with having sex with kids that young but the death penalty is too damn strong.

 
At 10 Dec 2007, 20:44:00, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So is the eldest of the couple always the rapist? I had lots of oral sex with a 15 year old girl when I was 14... should she be locked up? Or should I? Both of us? Neither of us? What?

 
At 10 Dec 2007, 22:38:00, Anonymous terry said...

In a time when consensual sex between teenagers is considered the same as rape of a little child, we have a cognitive problem in society.

I agree. That's warped.

 
At 11 Dec 2007, 00:20:00, Blogger Pascal [P-04referent] said...

You don't fucking say!
Some judges should be sent to jail.
Like the one who jailed a minor girl for taking nude photos of herself and posting them on the internet, she got locked up for "pornography involving a minor".

In Lebanon, at worse the case of Genarlow Wilson might legally end him up in a marriage to preserve everybody's honor.
And still, I remember Pres. Clinton saying up loud what the vast majority of Americans believe today: "If there's no intercourse, it's not actual sex"...
(I don't share that "creative" belief, but I'm not american.)

In France, the legal age of sexual consent is 15. Meaning, if you're consenting and 15, the law has no fucking business in whether YOU fuck. But it has every business if you're abused or raped: then being under 18 makes you a minor, and being below 15 makes it an aggravating circumstance for your aggressor.

Ironically, in that same country pornography remains restricted to 18+. So, it's okay to have sex, as long as you don't watch what you're doing in a mirror?
(Just kidding. I still remember the huge effect hardcore porn had on me the first time. Not punishing sex doesn't mean you should ENCOURAGE it in immature teenagers, either.)

With such moronic application of the law, the USA could go as far as jailing anyone under 18 who masturbates under the charge of self-rape on minor, sheesh! ):-P

Juan Hernandez Villa-Lobos Ramirez said...
"I thought at first it was referring to the country Georgia."


You're effing excused! One would think twice before believing this would happen in a self-proclaimed civilised country.

"the state of Georgia has since revised their Code to make it a misdemeanor between teenagers"

Well, I'm relieved. "Mis-demeanor" is literally the adequate term for such irresponsible but non-criminal demeanor between da minors. Still the first judge who passed that sentence was, is, an will probably remain an ass unfit to decide over other people's lives.

"Not really in agreement with having sex with kids that young but the death penalty is too damn strong."

You said it. Especially when a homicide won't necessarily earn the chair. The law really doesn't seem consistent with the gravity of crimes sometimes.

"I had lots of oral sex with a 15 year old girl when I was 14... should she be locked up?"

Considering you probably also raped yourself several times when you were underage, you should be given the chair immediately, you mortal danger to the whole Society! Inflation, unemployment, rising criminality, political corruption, 9/11, Jerry Springer on TV... no doubt it's all your fault. :-/

"God hates America because you spilled your seed", to quote that whatsisname loonie.

 
At 11 Dec 2007, 09:46:00, Blogger Monsieur Beep said...

Ano: I had lots of oral sex with a 15 year old girl when I was 14...

I envy you! So young, so fresh.
What did I miss... :-((

 

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