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3-04-2011 @ 4:07PM
I dunno. I have a hard time feeling like this guy might be taking "advantage" of her. I know shes probably 15 or 16.. and if he's a lot older it would probably be best to leave well alone. That being said sometimes it makes me angry when people assume that just because the person might be a couple years under 18 makes them super innocent and not responsible. I think age of consent is 16 is a lot of states. Anywho i dont know what point im trying to make.
3-04-2011 @ 5:37PM
I think innocent is the wrong word to use here. A lot of teenagers are obnoxious and self-centered. However, a large part of their boneheaded behavior can be attributed to inexperience and raging hormones. While letting them learn from their mistakes can be helpful, most people are reluctant to either let them make mistakes with long-term consequences, or let other adults not afflicted by the inexperience and raging hormones to take advantage of these teens.In contrast, while adults make equally bad decisions, usually the causes are reasons like thoughtlessness or ego getting the better of them. People have a lot less sympathy for these causes.
3-04-2011 @ 5:48PM
@Jed"sometimes it makes me angry when people assume that just because the person might be a couple years under 18 makes them super innocent and not responsible"It's because it's not an assumption. It's fact. People know at that age that few if anyone can truly understand the scope of their actions. They know that for a variety of reasons teenagers are more likely to make the mistake first before listening to someone. They have first hand experience in the matter so don't argue with them. Learn.The girl in the article is young and the guy is much older. The consequences she faces are life altering. What if they meet in real life? Maybe they just become friends and that's it or maybe the guy decides he wants to have sex, or rape her, or hurt her, or hand her over to a buddy whose "into" that stuff, and the list goes on.My example may sound like an extreme situation but it's what happens. This is that's what the girl is up against. A couple of positive outcomes and thousands of ways for it to go horribly wrong.
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