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Why do we need age of consent laws?

I'm not sure, is it allowed to ask such questions here, but here it is. Yes, I'm serious. Yes, I want to know the answer.
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Presumably because children (those protected by the laws) are neither emotionally nor physically mature enough to engage in sexual intercourse.

landcover(11) Disputed
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Why you need to be mature enough to engage in sexual intercourse?

LichPotato(362) Disputed
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I think that statement speaks for itself.

If you either don't understand proper grammar or care to use it, should you be asking that question?

Mint_tea(4061) Disputed
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sigh

Ok. ok. Let me ask you. Why do you think you need to be mature enough to engage in sexual intercourse? Think about it please.

To prevent the Muslims from taking our 3 year olds as wives.

landcover(11) Disputed
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Okay. So, why do not ban Muslims and early marriage then?

We should ban the Muslims. The Quran is an open decleration of war.

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She was 6 when he married her, 9 when he impregnated her but good jeer, this one I dig. Upvote!

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Because people need to have a certain level of cognitive and social maturity to know what theyre consenting to. If you dont know what you're consenting to and you give consent is it even really consent? I dont see how it could be.

landcover(11) Disputed
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So you can't buy your child an ice cream because he can't consent? And that is the same as forcefully feeding adult person except far more appalling because he is a child?

AveSatanas(4426) Disputed
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Buying an ice cream =/= sexual acts. And buying an ice cream =/= forcefully feeding it to them. If you force it down their throat then thats just assault.

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"Why we need age of consent laws" is a statement, not a question. I assume you just punctuated it wrong?

Otherwise, asking a question about that would make you look ... immature.

landcover(11) Disputed
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Sorry for my English. But I think you understand pretty well what do I mean: "Why do we need age of consent laws at all?"

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So that you are not nailing toddlers back behind the preschool?

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So people can avoid taking advantage of someone who can't consent.

landcover(11) Disputed
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What advantage exactly do you mean? And why child can't consent?

Sitar(3682) Clarified
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What were we talking about?..........................................................................................

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Because children are not fully developed mentally, it's much easier for adults to manipulate and coerce them into engaging in intercourse. Studies have also shown that underdeveloped minds are more likely to engage in risky scenarios and keeping that in mind in combination with the lack of readily available information for minors regarding sex, one can see how allowing minors to engage in sexual activity could allow for disaster.

landcover(11) Disputed
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Okay, it's much easier to engage them in intercourse, so, what is the problem?

What is the risk in having sex with an adult who can watch for a child and make sure that everything is alright?

Why do not make sexual information more available then?

What disaster?

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Well, if you get your 8 year old daughter pregnant, that simply makes you a goat herder.