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Old September 28 2012, 11:19 PM   #36
Locutus of Bored
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Re: Why Are So Few Statutory Rapes Prosecuted?

Knight Templar wrote: View Post
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Knight Templar wrote: View Post
Never thought I would see so many people defending rape.
They're having a discussion about the nature of statutory rape law --the subject you brought up. If you don't want that discussion, I suggest you take the advice given to you in the TNZ thread that you "misunderstood" before you started this thread and take your show on the road. If you want the discussion to remain, don't start misrepresenting what people are saying to depict them as being in favor of rape, because that'll earn you a trolling warning real fast. Clear?
I'm not misrepresenting anything.

It seems to me that people are indicating in their arguments that "statutory rape is not REAL rape".

Is that the correct or not?
No, they're indicating that sometimes it's a complex issue involving age of consent laws that not only often differ from country to country but state to state, involving different application of the law based on the separation of age between the two parties (an 18 year old and a 17 year old vs. a 28 year old and a 17 year old, for example), and involving different cultural value systems that can't always be neatly categorized into your knee-jerk, thoughtless, black and white, yes or no world.

Where the misrepresentation comes in is that since people are discussing the nature of the laws you're assuming that they're advocating rape when they are simply discussing their opinions on the law. If someone discusses reducing the sentencing for crack cocaine versus other drugs because that sentencing unjustly targets minorities in greater percentages, that doesn't mean they're saying "hey, let's all go use some crack."

Let me give you an example of misrepresenting someone's point:

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as long as someone lives under your roof and you pay their way, you have a measure of control over their behavior.

Otherwise, you're a lousy parent.
So, what you're saying is, that since you live under a roof your in-laws gave you and essentially get paid an allowance because you work at your family's business, that means they can tell you when you can have sex, right?

See, I could have determined from the subject matter that we're talking about sexual activity amongst minors living at home and not adults, but instead I just decided to get rid of all that boring context stuff and go right for the jugular, much like you did when you started accusing people of being pro-rape.

We clear now?
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