Posts tagged "age of consent"

“Jeopardy” Contestant’s Answer Is Wrong In Many Many Ways

Watching "Jeopardy" can be pretty intense if you're an old bat like me who finds trivia and Alex Trebeck enticing, but watching this dude give a very wrong and very predatory answer is pretty awkward and squirm-inducing for anyone. If Tom really thinks the age of consent for girls is 12, then maybe we should…

By: Katrin Higher / April 5, 2015

Lawyer Wants Age Of Consent Lowered To 13 To Stop “Persecution Of Old Men”

Yup, you read that headline right: a British lawyer has called for the age of consent to be lowered to 13 because a dirty old man touching 8th graders' boobs should be totally OK. London lawyer Barbara Hewson penned an impassioned piece for a contrarian British publication called Spiked in which she wrote about the Jimmy

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 9, 2013

Today In Terribleness: 14-Year-Old Girl Commits Suicide When ID’d After Statutory Rape

A week ago today, 14-year-old Samantha Kelly of Huron Township, Michigan, came home from school and hung herself. Why would a young girl take her own life? Over the past few months, her classmates at Huron High School had been bullying Samantha when they learned her family was pushing a statutory rape charge against a…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 15, 2010