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Can someone clear something up for me? Is it really legal to have sex at 14 in Canada? If it is, I find that oddly disturbing for some reason...

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From:olukemi
Date:September 13th, 2002 - 07:23 am
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Apparently it is. But you don't have to take my word for it. And why disturbing?
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From:avariel_wings
Date:September 13th, 2002 - 07:44 am

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14-year-olds shouldn't have sex! That's just wrong! My sister's 16, and legal where we live, and that disturbs me enough (don't want to think my little sister's grown up, it makes me feel old!), without thinking about 14-year-olds going at it!
From:olukemi
Date:September 13th, 2002 - 07:55 am
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I understand where you're coming from, but consdier this: only a hundred years ago, 14-year-olds were getting married.
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From:neonglow
Date:September 13th, 2002 - 08:29 am
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Less than a hundred years ago--I had an aunt married just after she turned fifteen.

But! I can see where Kate is coming from. Given that soooo many things have changed since then, it is rather disturbing to think about fourteen year olds having sex. Especially legal sex, which doesn't necessarily mean with another fourteen year old. And that is just gross. I remember me at fourteen. Ew.

O/T--Kate, your choice in music rocks! I loooooooove Queen!
From:olukemi
Date:September 13th, 2002 - 09:09 am
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Ew. Okay. You're so right about that. A fourteen year old having sex with someone older--I'm not talking 18, because really, that's only four years in the scheme of things--considerably older, is enough to make my stomach turn. And that's hard to do.
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From:til_midnight
Date:September 14th, 2002 - 01:54 pm
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My Spanish teacher, who isn'tthat old, has a cousin who was married when she was thirteen. I was sqicked for the rest of the day.

In America, if someone under 18 has sex with someone over 18, it's statutory rape. And I think that even if you are under 18, it's statutory rape if you have sex with someone who's five or more years younger than you. (The school felt it wise to inform me of that when I reached the age that having relations with someone older than 18 became fairly plausible.)


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From:theoreticgutter
Date:September 13th, 2002 - 03:08 pm
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*shakes head* I don't think there's any legal age here... Maybe... Either way, people are having sex at that age.