An excellent article that adopts a rational look towards the age of consent!
Kamayani Bali Mahabal | March 23, 2013, Times Crest
The whole debate around the age of consent is clouded by foolish misconceptions, some of them legal and many of them cultural.
Do Baba Ramdev and others know what the implications of reducing the age of consent are? They have been crying themselves hoarse that the move will lead to a rise in the incidents of rape.
‘Age of consent’ does not imply the age at which you are allowed to consent for sex. It is a legal concept which means that this will be the age below which ‘consent’ will not be considered a valid defence against a rape charge. So if a 16-to-18-year-old boy is charged with rape, he will be convicted even if the girl tells the court she had consented.
There is also another misconception at work in this debate. The age of consent is not being reduced…
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