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HellaFella
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Jimolopolas
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Should we reduce the age of consent to 13?

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Jimolopolas
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 9/13/2015 Category: Society
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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HellaFella

Pro

Just to dispel any false accusations here I am NOT a pervert and/or a pedophile who wishes to have sexual acts performed on 13 year olds, my point here is to make the case for said 13 year old to choose wether or not he/she chooses to have sex with because I believe the act of sex is an enlightening experience that can benefit teenagers 16 and beyond. That is all...
Jimolopolas

Con

The age of consent law is designed to protect children and young people from sexual exploitation and abuse. This law effectively determines that children and young people below the age of consent (16) do not have the emotional maturity to consent to sexual activities. They have come to this conclusion through peer-supported research.

It must be stated that the age of consent does not outlaw sexual intercourse between individuals under the age of 16, it only outlaws sexual intercourse between an adult and someone under the age of 16. If two thirteen-year olds have consensual intercourse it is not a legal matter. If a 21-year old has intercourse with an 15-year old then it is, same goes if the offender is older than 21 or younger than 21. For those aged 17 and 18 special consideration is taken into measure to determine if sexual abuse did occur, these are known as the Romeo and Juliet Laws. These laws also apply toward couples who had been having a sexual relationship before the age of consent and continued after, an example is if a couple met when one was 15 and the other 13 and they continued having a sexual relationship when one was 17 and the other 15.

The age of consent is only there to protect against abuse, nothing more nothing less. Lowering it would not have any positive effects on social reasonings, it would just pave the way for those who are classified as perverts and pedophiles to subvert the law.
Debate Round No. 1
HellaFella

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Debate Round No. 2
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Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by kkal 2 years ago
kkal
I feel there should be no age limitation.In fact, no limitations what so ever! Sex for humans should be at any age, between any sex or with any object, period. After all we are the master form of life in the universe and we should not be limited in any way. Rules are made by some men in an attempt to separate us from the animal kingdom. We like to call it civilized. I am so glad that humans are becoming more and more uncivilized by killing each other, raping each other and foregoing outdated rules and traditions. No rules, no tradition and no cultural taboos, this is an exciting time to be alive and I love where we are headed!!!
Posted by Wylted 2 years ago
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Posted by HellaFella 2 years ago
HellaFella
I've fixed it now :) you should be able to accept.
Posted by V5RED 2 years ago
V5RED
I would love to accept, but the settings you chose disallow it.
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