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Change the age of consent from 16 to 13(in UK) to protect old men??

A British Lawyer(Barbara Hewson) wants the age of consent to be lowered to 13 as it would prevent the "unjust" prosecution of Older men. She talks in particular about two men, Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons, and actor Savile. She states that Savile fondling of underage girls(reaching up their skirts, grabbing their breasts and other sexual advances) were nothing to be concerned about. That he shouldn't be punished. She proposes that, "It’s time to end this prurient charade, which has nothing to do with justice or the public interest. Adults and law-enforcement agencies must stop fetishising victimhood. Instead, we should focus on arming today’s youngsters with the savoir-faire and social skills to avoid drifting into compromising situations, and prosecute modern crime. As for law reform, now regrettably necessary, my recommendations are: remove complainant anonymity; introduce a strict statute of limitations for criminal prosecutions and civil actions; and reduce the age of consent to 13." So not only shall we lower the age of consent but no woman or child should be able to keep any anonymity in the Press. She also refers to his pursuit of young girls as a Fetish...instead of Pedophilia. My husband wrote and interesting piece as well about the push in America(from the Liberal left) to designate Pedophilia as a lifestyle choice comparable to Homosexuality and to deem it a protected lifestyle choice. This is a dangerous road to go down, not only is our society leading to more and more sexualization of younger and younger children, but are we to know say it is ok to have sexual relations with young children because it is just a "lifestyle" or "fetish"??? Link to her article

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Asked by tntmom1027 at 11:14 PM on May. 9, 2013 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Bet she wouldn't say that if it was her child that was being fondled by an adult. They are called children for a reason! Perhaps she's the one that needs to be fondled by a man that she doesn't want to touch her. We could put her in a room full of men who have raped women and say go at it. It's ok to touch her any way you want and she said it was ok with her.

    Answer by baconbits at 1:29 PM on May. 10, 2013

  • LOL Baconbits.

    She is a lawyer that from what I can gather has fought very hard on the pro-choice front and is supposed to be all for women's rights, yet she does this?? Doesn't make sense to me.

    Comment by tntmom1027 (original poster) at 2:34 PM on May. 10, 2013

  • What a twat! Obviously she's into that kind of thing, or someone she loves is- why else would she defend these types of CRIMES? Awful.

    Answer by lovingmy4babies at 3:57 PM on May. 10, 2013

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