Re the March 24 News-Times editorial, "Sex could send teens to prison":
These boys and girls engaged in unwise and risky behavior. They may also
have caused great trauma to their respective parents. If the law says they
engaged in criminal behavior, then the law is wrong and should be changed
With regard to "child molestation," consider that a 14-year-old girl and a
15-year-old boy may be only months, weeks or days close to the same age,
depending upon their birth dates. This is not a case of an adult preying
upon children. It is a case of three boys whose hormonal drives leads them
to disrespect females and young girls, and whose lack of self-respect leads
them to affirm the boys' bad attitudes. Consider the fact that the boys
assumed their advances would be welcomed.
While each of the boys and girls involved in this situation have themselves
to blame, there is a deeper level of causation in this matter. We adults
who revel in a sex-obsessed social environment are the real cause of so many
kids engaging in sexual behaviors just as soon as their bodies are capable
of it, ignoring the fact that their psyches are not.
But, money talks; we will continue to sell sex, dress our girls like
hookers, praise the jock who gets all the girls and then, when the kids
respond: Send them to prison.
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