Art Vandelay wrote:beatdrum wrote:Interesting thread...
Here's a question. If the marriage was completely consensual, with no allegations of rape, would there still be this outcry?
The point that many are making is that a 12-year-old is incapable of consenting to sex with an adult, at least legally. So "consensual" sex between a 12-year-old and a 40-year-old is rape.
Yeah... There are sort of two discussions interwoven here. One is people pointing out that no matter what, this is against the law. The other is a discussion about whether or not the law is justifiable. I think the first point is really undebatable.