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View Diary: Judge sentences ex-teacher to 30 years for raping student who killed herself. No wait, 30 DAYS! (142 comments)

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    and my feelings have nothing whatsoever with the genders of the parties involved - I feel the same way about straight couples.

    It's perfectly normal for teenagers within about 3-5 years of each other to date and have sex. That may not necessarily be what their parents would want for them, but it's not abuse. It's not rape. It's not in any way at all comparable to rape. Many if not most states have specific exceptions in place to acknowledge this fact.

    Treating consensual sex between teenagers as rape is not only patently absurd and destructive; it's also offensive to actual rape survivors.

    "Let’s just move on, treat everybody with firmness, fairness, dignity, compassion and respect. Let’s be Marines." - Sgt. Maj Michael Barrett on DADT repeal

    by kyril on Tue Aug 27, 2013 at 10:43:08 PM PDT

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