Quote Originally Posted by Shaolin Exile View Post
Many of the posts on this thread are missing the point. The issue is the confused legal status of 16-18 year olds who are considered to be adults in some contexts but not others. Only this morningthere was a news item on BBC breakfast arguing the case why a 17 year old should be treated as a minor when in plice custody. It doesn't matter how good an individual is; it's about the presumed capacity (or lack thereof) of the many individuals who are not that good to meaningfully give informed consent to participation

It is similar to saying that its ok to fuck a 15 yr old girl just cos she can fuck as well as an adult