I love Sigmund Freud. His theory of the human mind and its development is an absolute marvel. There is no human behavior it cannot explain. That said, his actual therapeutic techniques are quite lacking. So while it can provide a good theoretical understanding, it isn’t particularly useful when it comes to resolving psychological problems. Regardless, I find it fascinating to apply and considerable fun to play around with. So when I read this article by August Løvenskiolds, I was highly entertained. It is, therefore, all in good fun that I write this critique of August’s application of Freudian theory, attempt a few corrections, and make a few points of my own.
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