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Seriously, you can't make this stuff up.

Age of consent should be 13, says barrister

A prominent barrister specialising in reproductive rights has called for the age of consent to be lowered to 13.

Barbara Hewson told online magazine Spiked that the move was necessary in the wake of the Jimmy Savile scandal to end the "persecution of old men".

She also said that complainants should no longer receive anonymity.

source: BBC

Really, Ms. Hewson has more brass that every single member of the Tea Party... according to the BBC account, the barrister warns of "fetishising victimhood."
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"What we have here is the manipulation of the British criminal justice system to produce scapegoats on demand. It is a grotesque spectacle," she said.

"It's time to end this prurient charade, which has nothing to do with justice or the public interest."

Truly, this stands on its own as cowardly, elitist, and ridiculous ... and I wonder how many of those in power are secretly applauding Hewson's offensive utterings.

Ms. Hewson, the grotesque spectacle is you and all those persecuted old men, those old masters of the universe who've not only defiled young children but the planet at large.

keyrist on a cross... when does the insanity stop?

vulgar. lewd. obscene. unethical. dishonorable.

had to add this from the comments:

The "Grass On The Field" Proposal ... (1+ / 0-)
... the only surprising thing about this is that it was first suggested outside the US.  Neolibs would argue that this is an example of removing arbitrary government barriers and expanding the Marketplace of Consent to those that have been excluded - allowing for more choice from rational actors.  Libertarians would say that it is not the place of government to protect children.  Theocons would say that it is God's will for these young women to obey the wishes of the community elders plus it gives her more time to produce offspring.  Unless you're 'blah'.  Because we need more white babies.  Because our Middle Eastern-yet-totally-Caucasian-God said so.  Paleocons would say 'sex good..me want sex..me not care what woman say' or some such nonsense.

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