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Tennis players raped?

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In the U.S., at this time, a potential blockbuster case is brewing over the charges of a woman claiming to have been raped by basketball player, Kobe Bryant.

So I wondered, are there statuory rape laws outside of the U.S.?
Anna Kournikova was having sex with 28+ year old men between the ages of 16-18 and no one seemed to car, including her parents.

Kim Clijsters was doing it with Hewitt when she was 17 and not a single protest was brought.

In real life the sex partners of those girls would have been jailed.
Is there a hidden double standard for famous women, in that they are not considered rape victims as other girls in the America?
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TheBoiledEgg said:
Hong Kong: gay 21, lesbian unknown, heterosexual females 16, heterosexual males 18

how they gonna work that one out ??? :lol: :lol:
In the US at least, there is often a disparity between girls and guys about the legal age of consent. It's always been this way and is only now starting to change. I guess it began as a way to "protect young girls" or something like that, who knows :rolleyes:

There is also a disparity between gay and hetero sex as you mentioned, which I find really amusing, consdering gay sex doesn't lead to pregnancy or some of the STDs common in teens (note I said SOME).

Ahh, this great country of ours :rolleyes:
Josh Salah al-Din said:
Why make it higher when generally speaking teenagers are maturing earlier and have sex at an earlier age than a few decades ago?
As someone correctly noted in this thread above me, people are maturing faster physically now than ever before, but emotional maturity is being stunted. Physical maturity, especially sexual maturity, is happening earlier and earlier now because of better nutrition and a more developed environment. It's all biological, and you can't stop biology (easily, at least).

But the attitude that has permeated through the US at least, and perhaps even most of the Western world, is one of delayed adolescence. This mostly has to do with higher standards of education. It used to be that, after high school, it was normal for the kid to move out and get a job. College wasn't a necessity, and didn't become one until it became nearly impossible to earn a living wage straight out of high school. But basically, the longer it takes to complete one's education, theoretically the longer one is dependent on one's parents/family and the longer one can spend in the adolescence flummox.

I could go on and on and on about this, but won't bore the thread. If you'd like more details, feel free to PM me :)
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