I frequently stay away from commenting on major news stories. There are a handful of reasons for this that range from being too lazy (or not having time) to sift through the tons of articles that have been or are being written about the story to simply feeling like everything that could be said is already being said and I have nothing new to add. But every now and again, I will comment on a particular story. The UVA “rape culture” story is about to make the leap from the former to the latter.
Statutory rape laws are based on the premise that persons below a specified age or who suffer from certain mental deficiencies are incapable of providing consent. These laws make it illegal for adults to coerce children into having sex. Unfortunately they fail to protect boys who impregnate their rapists.Read More