The age of consent is just an idea we fabricated in the last century when we decided to tie it to education. It has no meaning when it comes to maturity. Children over 6 years old are perfectly capable of making their own decisions regardless ifyou think otherwise. The government denied rights to children for countless of lifetimes for the same reason, And that reason is no longer acceptable. Dueto our modern age of technology information is accessible to anyone of any age, And people can learn billions of things in a lifetime faster than before. Also, The only reason the child in question isn't "mentally mature" is because they were taught not to be. I believe that if we really wanted too, Millions of children will be able to have the same knowledge like any other adult. A well-educated 6 year old is capable of making basic adult decisions. Most 6 year olds are not well-educated, Because our education system is incredibly flawed. Our culture defines kids as kids, And generally speaking they are considered as fragile goods. Too inexperienced to have the capacity and perspective to understand how to make decisions not based on hormonal pressures. But society can change, And we can in theory have and let 6 year olds make adult decisions. Sex is like poison. You take the poison, Then you blame the manufacturers that you got sick. Consent is much the same. Think of like a person who's trying spicy food. He doesn't know it's THAT spicy, Yet he tries it anyways, Then he suffered the conciencinces. Dogs CAN consent to sex with a person (through their body language). In case you have doubts about this, Just tell me HOW you would FORCE a male dog to hump a woman. With a guy and a female dog, It is a bit more subtle, But those who know and trust and LOVE their dog to this level can read her and know ifshe is "in the mood". Going by that logic humans can't consent because humans are animals. Many animals dohave behavior, Such as capuchin monkeys that will flirt with a male for days to mate with him and I've observed capuchins doing this courting towards humans. Animals can consent you just have to know the behaviors that are displayed. Saying they can't consent is like saying a nonverbal human has no ability to consent when they could be trying to consent but because we rely so heavily on spoken language we think it has to speak in order to consent. Society is to blame for all of y'all's lack of truth. Animals can consent, But it doesn't make it right. Just because it is unsafe, Or it's immoral, Doesn't mean that it should be illegal and people should go to prison for it. A lot of things are "unsafe" or "immoral" but at the end, The 1st amendment protects everything, And everyone, And even if you think not, Doesn't mean that isn't the truth.