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Re: File this under "Headlines that left you speechless"

Postby ChristianBecker » Tue Apr 10, 2012 6:20 am

Well, it was mainly because of the terms "beastlyness" and "horridness" that I asked.
From a purely logical point of view it is of course correct that you cannot consent if by definition you're not able to. I still think it is strange, while I also see why this law/ regulation exists and that it has its merits.
What is the age of consent there? 14*? If I think of myself at this age, I think that 1) I'd've thought myself very able to decide for myself and 2) wouldn't've let an opportunity pass.
Oh well.

*according to Wikipedia it's 16 in the UK - :shock:
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Re: File this under "Headlines that left you speechless"

Postby cheery_j. » Tue Apr 10, 2012 7:39 am

MongoGutman wrote:Being under the age of consent she is therefore incapable of giving her legal consent. Sex without consent is, of course, rape.


If you call everything that happens under the age of consent rape, then the boy was also raped by the girl.
I agree that the age of consent is important to protect young people, but I believe that rape and teenagers experimenting shouldn't be put on the same level. One is an act of aggression that is NOT about having sex, but about power over another human being the other is kids made stupid by their hormones.
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Re: File this under "Headlines that left you speechless"

Postby Penfold » Tue Apr 10, 2012 8:59 am

ChristianBecker wrote:What is the age of consent there? 14*? If I think of myself at this age, I think that 1) I'd've thought myself very able to decide for myself and 2) wouldn't've let an opportunity pass.
Oh well.

*according to Wikipedia it's 16 in the UK - :shock:

The age of consent in the UK is 16 and in some (at least I think only some and not all - correct me if wrong) American States it is 18 (21 if you want to buy a beer).

One problem I encountered with this was when I worked on the cruise ship, in the casino. We had a restriction of no one under the age of 18 allowed. A South American man in his thirties came in who I thought was his daughter, aged about thirteen/fourteen. I pointed this out to the manager and that she shouldn't be allowed in the area only to get the reply that she was his wife! :o Because the age of consent was thirteen in his home country, and we were in international waters, no laws were being broken (If I recall correctly, it was an arranged marriage as well). I found the whole concept very difficult to come to terms with but, then again, different cultures have different values and social mores from us - who am I to judge? :)
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Re: File this under "Headlines that left you speechless"

Postby wicked woman » Tue Apr 10, 2012 9:11 am

Married at 13 to a man twice her age. :shock: Wonder how much choice she had too. Different country or not, that's rape; and child abuse.
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Re: File this under "Headlines that left you speechless"

Postby spideyGirl » Tue Apr 10, 2012 9:18 am

Wow! That story should be used in Sex Ed classes as a warning to young kids everywhere, seriously it should. I can't imagine the humiliation and hurt that girl has suffered now and ongoing through her life by having it blasted all over YouTube and he walks unpunished and then brags about it??
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Re: File this under "Headlines that left you speechless"

Postby Quatermass » Tue Apr 10, 2012 9:31 am

Can someone find another headline? There's leaving me speechless, and then there's "I'm not touching this sh** with a barge pole".

Oh, never mind, I'll pull one up.

http://bigpondnews.com/articles/Entertainment/2012/04/08/Matthew_Newton_arrested_in_Miami_737500.html

Matthew Newton, actor son of Aussie entertainer, Bert Newton, has been arrested. Again.

*facepalm*

Seriously, what is wrong with this guy? Not that I like Bert Newton much, but he's just mildly annoying. His son has been in trouble time and again, and there should be a point where they should throw him in a cell and keep him there until he gets better. Or if he gets better, anyway.
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Re: File this under "Headlines that left you speechless"

Postby Bouncy Castle » Tue Apr 10, 2012 10:25 am

Newton's lawyer Chris Murphy took to Twitter to vigorously defend his client...


Says it all, really. :roll:
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Re: File this under "Headlines that left you speechless"

Postby Quatermass » Tue Apr 10, 2012 11:25 am

Bouncy Castle wrote:
Newton's lawyer Chris Murphy took to Twitter to vigorously defend his client...


Says it all, really. :roll:


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Re: File this under "Headlines that left you speechless"

Postby raptornx01 » Tue Apr 10, 2012 4:53 pm

ChristianBecker wrote:
raptornx01 wrote:Lol, sounds like my mom. "Just use protection, that's all i ask"

So I gather you're not originally from prudish southern Florida but moved there from a more liberal part of the world?
Nevertheless, nice piece of the planet (at least the parts of Florida I've seen).


Lol, its the whole country, not just here. but yeah we are originally from Pennsylvania. the home of the Amish :lol: i think its just my mom thats liberal.

but the law here is weird. the age of consent is technically 18, BUT if both parties are under the age of 18, but not under 16 it is legal. but once one of them reaches 18 it has to stop until the other reaches 18. so, 18/17 = not legal, 17/16 = legal, 17/17 = legal, 16/16 = legal, 16/15 = not legal
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Re: File this under "Headlines that left you speechless"

Postby Bouncy Castle » Fri Apr 13, 2012 10:51 am

Morgan Freeman : I'm NOT Getting Married to My Step-Granddaughter

Morgan Freeman is adamant ... he has NEVER had a romantic relationship with his 27-year-old step-granddaughter E'Dena Hines ... and slams all of the reports to the contrary as "defamatory fabrications."

Morgan just released a statement responding to recent reports that he and Hines have been dating for roughly 10 years and were planning to get married in the very near future.

Freeman's rep tells us the actor remained silent for years because he didn't want to "dignify these stories by commenting" ... but now he feels compelled to speak out after the reports were picked up by various "mainstream media" outlets.

In his statement, Freeman says, "The recent reports of any pending marriage or romantic relationship of me to anyone are defamatory fabrications from the tabloid media designed to sell papers. What is even more alarming is that these fabrications are now being picked up by the legitimate press as well."

E'Dena has also issued a statement ... saying, "These stories about me and my grandfather are not only untrue, they are also hurtful to me and my family."

For the record, E’Dena is the granddaughter of Morgan’s first wife, Jeanette Adair Bradshaw. She and Morgan are not related by blood.

:shock: :shock:
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Re: File this under "Headlines that left you speechless"

Postby raptornx01 » Fri Apr 13, 2012 12:33 pm

Bouncy Castle wrote:For the record, E’Dena is the granddaughter of Morgan’s first wife, Jeanette Adair Bradshaw. She and Morgan are not related by blood.


I would hope not. be kinda regretable if your step daughter was a blood relative. you'd have some 'splainin' to do.
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Re: File this under "Headlines that left you speechless"

Postby Bouncy Castle » Fri Apr 13, 2012 12:41 pm

I'll say!


File this under Made me Laff.

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Re: File this under "Headlines that left you speechless"

Postby Penfold » Fri Apr 13, 2012 1:12 pm

I guess they tried to hop it. ;)
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Re: File this under "Headlines that left you speechless"

Postby Bouncy Castle » Fri Apr 13, 2012 1:14 pm

I wonder if one of them was called Bouncy? ;)
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Re: File this under "Headlines that left you speechless"

Postby raptornx01 » Fri Apr 13, 2012 1:34 pm

Did they at least let him keep what he caught?
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