Funny thing is, those who proposed lowering it to ten (the Campaign for Homosexual Equality and the National Council for Civil Liberties, here in the UK), only did so "as a compromise with public attitudes", asserting that "it is both logical and consistent with modern knowledge about child development, to suggest that the age of consent should be abolished"- if they had their way, there wouldn't be an age of consent at all (and wouldn't have been since the mid-70s). And you'd think that sort of thing'd damage someone's career, but not when you've got the liberal luvvies behind you every step of the way to whitewash it all away- that petition was signed and submitted by Harriet Harman, who also supported the Paedophile Information Exchange, went on longest serving female PM in the UK, and as a vocal feminist, pro-EU and anti-freedom of information campaigner, is the liberal media's favorite to become the next Speaker of the House of Commons (effectively giving her the power to block any legislation from being passed, and to give preferential treatment to any causes she chooses to champion in the House). Liberal logic, eh?
Liberals will put us in the dark ages
@CrazyCatMister Clearly this isn't partisan. I have yet to see a democratic candidate who wants to lower the age of consent to 10.
It's not all of them, but those who have typically are to that party. Besides I say the dark ages for many more reasons than this one thing, there's a darker side to these politicians than we could ever know.
That's what the National Council for Civil Liberties (NCCL, now better known as 'Liberty', the foremost LGBTQ advocacy group in the nation), here in the UK, called for back in 1976. And even that was only "as a compromise with public attitudes", stating that "although it is both logical and consistent with modern knowledge about child development, to suggest that the age of consent should be abolished, we fear that, given the present state of public attitudes on this topic, it will not be politically possible to abolish the age of consent". They also argued that "childhood sexual experiences, willingly engaged in, with an adult result in no identifiable damage" and suggested that more harm was caused when the children retold their experiences in court or to the press- with their submitted petition signed by Harriet Harman, now the longest-serving female MP in British history, former leader of the House of Commons and deputy leader of the Labour Party, currently being vocally supported by the BBC and all pro-Remain liberal media as the "best candidate" to become the new Speaker of the House of Commons. What do you think of that?
Their statement is horribly misguided and misinformed at best (and horrifying at worst). In the US, only 10% of men have had sex by 14 years of age. For women, this is 5%. The average age is around 18 years for both men and women. Think about that for a second. Only HALF the population will have had sex at 18, and this committee here wanted to lower it down to 10.Furthermore, the body of a 10 year old might technically be able to have sex (and not even in all cases), that doesn't mean that it should. The vast majority of 10 year olds do not think about sex at all. It is much better for them to figure their own body out first,I could go on and on about the damage this could do, but I frankly have better things to do. Suffice it to say, lowering the age of consent to 10 would ONLY benefit those who want to have sex with kids (hint: pedophiles).
Also worth mentioning, this was back in the mid-70s, when the average age of the menarche was 14- almost three years later than the average age of the menarche today. So we aren't talking about the bodies of ten year olds- we're talking about the bodies of the average present-day 7 year old. Which they weren't ashamed to publicly declare that they wanted back then, and which they still advocate for today- just with more smoke and mirrors, behind closed doors, and in the small print of their proposed legal reforms, in the name of 'tackling discrimination against sexual minorities'.
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Very well said
Consent at 30 way over