For example, with age differences comes a power play.
Come on, we all know that there’s a difference between a 16-year-old and an 18-year-old being in a relationship compared to a 14-year-old and a 30-year-old.
Statutory rape laws are generally far more concerned with the latter.
They protect kids and teenagers from manipulative predators who can easily manipulate their way into a younger person’s heart and bedroom. what if I’m 16-years-old and my boyfriend just turned 18-years-old? Now, here’s where things get a little funky and there’s a name for this funkiness: Romeo and Juliet laws. Trust, it’s really not as over the top and fatal as it sounds.
Love is love, but laws are laws and sketchy is sketchy.
When it comes to statutory rape, sometimes there’s a shade of gray that makes things complicated, but we’re going to try to keep it real. If you’re underage you can’t consent to having sex. It’s not necessarily the violent rape you’re probably thinking of, but it’s still a form of rape.
Isn’t it sort of stupid for a law to determine how old I have to be to consent to sex? Everyone matures at different ages; some 16-year-olds are more mature than 20-year-olds and are able to make smarter decisions about sex than their elders, that’s true.
They’re supposed to be there to guide you through a certain subject or skill, not guide you to the bedroom. No, really, nobody is fit to teach at a school if they’re going to creep on their students. Doesn’t matter, it’s not like they’re approving of you two to be legally married or something. Think of it this way: Imagine being 17 and dating someone six years younger than you. You’re at a totally different stage of life and maturity at 17 than you are at age 11.
A 23 year old would be out of college trying to live their life.
Most 15 year olds are still in high school and aren’t even allowed to drive yet, let alone get served at a bar like their 23-year-old boyfriend.
Every time we write about it we get a ton of comments claiming that we’re being unfair, that we don’t believe in true love and that we’re old fuddy duddies who aren’t getting any.
Well, I can assure you, we’re none of those things, but we are definitely young women who are trying to look out for y’all.
So here’s everything you need to know about statutory rape. Statutory rape is sexual activity between two people in which one person is under the age of consenting to sexual activity in the first place. Okay, how do I find out what the age of consent is where I live.