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German court rules 15-year-old can have sex with 47-year-old uncle: Are statutory rape ages set too high?

  • It is not our place to dictate the customs of other countries or cultures.

    This was the case a few decades ago with an African tribe that practice genital mutilation that sparked cries of outrage among Western nations. It is wrong for the West to try to shape or form longstanding practices of other cultures, regardless of how heinous they may seem. We may see the above case as wrong, but our view should not be considered superior morally or otherwise to those who have practiced such acts for centuries and have formed it as part of their culture. It of our practices must be seen as wrong or immoral by other cultures and we would not tolerate any interference from them. Our role should be to offer asylum to those who seek to escape these practices and not to exert our influence in order to change local customs.

  • Yes, I think so.

    The change of law in Germany is definitely the way it should be because when a less powerful person is being attacked they automatically need to rely upon their instincts – sometimes fighting might prevent the attack but often it can trigger far worse violation both physically and mentally.
    It appears the need to call out “NO” (for the record) may soon need to be ingrained upon the minds of people of all ages (thanks multiculturalism). I wonder if anyone delved into the possibility that the 15 year old cultivated this young boy and set him up for the predator.

  • In this case they are set too low

    I agree with the court's decision since a court's job is to interpret law, not legislate from the bench. But the age should be raised. 15 is too young to consent to sex with an adult. Hopefully this case will be a motivation for German voters to demand a change to the law.

  • If i understand the question then no

    There is no way that this should be allowed. Not only is the age a major concern but it is the uncle. So you have statutory rape and incest. Anyone that thinks this is ok is severely messed up. There is no way that a 15 year old can give full consent here and that is the main issue with statutory. If this happened in a third world country then maybe that would make more sense but this happened in Germany one of the most developed countries in the world. So sad and disgusting.

  • No, statutory rape ages are not set too high.

    No, statutory rape ages are not set too high. If anything, they are not set high enough. Our society seems to think that young people are capable of making serious decisions for themselves at very young ages, but the truth is, their brains haven't even developed fully yet until around age twenty. There is no way a fifteen year old is capable of making informed decisions for herself and her sexuality.

  • 15 is far too young.

    If you are fifteen years of age than you still haven't even finished your first year of high school. You can't even drive yet. I think being able to have sex with a 47 year old should be last on your list of things to be worrying about. Why is this even a question? This is just disgusting.


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