"I think your knowledge base is largely that of academia and not real life.
Now, the woman probably does meet the standard of a sexual predator, in the cougar sense of the word. But you people trying to act like this kid is just some wounded…"
"You did not describe anything that is not a part (potentially) of any sexual relationship. You're also describing parental issues, not legal.
The consequences you're speaking of here are the consequences that come from irresponsible…"
"Sounds like, well, the implications of having a sexual relationship with purtty much anyone regardless of age.
What you just described was not the emotional and psychological issues of a 15 year old boy with a grown woman. What you just described…"
"I understand your point. Mine is simply that there is an inherent masculine energy to male sexuality that isn't present in female sexuality which is only multiplied by the physiology. A woman is inherently not as capable of predatory sexuality…"
"She's not guilty of rape or anything like , Rick. Rape is violent. And without consent. What she is guilty of is something between seduction and coercion, depending on the specifics. She should be charged with some variation of indecent…"
"All true and reasonable points, Milo.
What I object to is telling this 15 year old (and society at large) that he's a helpless victim, that there is no difference between had the genders been reversed, or that this woman is no different than a…"
"I specifically and clearly articulated the wrongness of behavior in both parties. You clearly articulated your idea that the woman in the case should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law, which in this case does put her in the same…"
Thanks. There was a snow storm outside (in Virginia) this California girl wanted to avoid for the time being, but I wanted to test the brand-new camera. There wasn't much that was cute in University housing.
"It is interesting, on a sociological level, how we humans attempt to quantify something that is subjective: we feel the need to have a law to protect those who are too immature to handle "adult matters," but we have no means of assessing…"
"At least the professional sommeliers and wine-makers I've met have been honest. They all had the same recommendations: 1. Don't buy a wine because an expert says you should like it; buy it because you like it. 2. Don't judge a wine by…"
"I like this guy. And, I don't even drink beer.
I've long figured most armchair wine connoisseurs can't really tell the difference between a $20 bottle and a $200 bottle. Snobbery is usually more about impressing people…"
""I love beer. I love trying new beer. My fiance and I always go to small breweries whenever we get the chance (they're ubiquitous in New England). And after trying so many beers, I find that I am enjoying the simple, predictable…"
"If that case happened in Canada 15 years ago, there'd be no crime. If it happened today, there'd be a crime. If it happened today but the kid was 16 instead of 15, there'd be no crime. If it happened today and the kid was 16 but the…"