at seventeen

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” Remember those who win the game
Lose the love they sought to gain
In debentures of quality and dubious integrity
Their small town eyes will gape at you
In dull surprise when payment due
Exceeds accounts received at seventeen”

What was a rushed piece of legislation appeared rushed this morning as what was promised to be gender neutral appears to remove girls under 17 from the possibility of offence as pregnancy would equal rape would equal offence would equal life in prison. Cock & Bull Minister.

[From the Examiner ] Last night, Justice Minister Michael McDowell said that this section, which seems to discriminate against boys, had been inserted after consultation with the Director of Public Prosecutions.

“The view was that if a pregnant 15 to 16-year-old girl were not given this out, it would follow as a matter of law and fact that she would be seen as a victim of rape, or had committed an offence.

Labour & Fine Gael will support it. They majority of women in Irish prisons are there for non payment of fines, dont ya think it cruel and heartless that the gobshites in the PD led FF Govt. could get this so wrong, with known and confessed rapists walking free. A Govt. fell as someone had been shown to have known about Fr Brendan Smith and was seen to have done nothing about a warrant, it is time that the govt. fell on its sword and handed the running of the country to the people of the country again.

In England, Scotland & Wales age of consent is 16, in Ireland North & South its 17. the rushed legislation does not deal with the age of consent issue necessary as part of a removal of automatic nature of the 1935 act found unconstitutional. So now they are making it worse. I hear the labour leader making noises about consenting intercourse between 16 year olds etc. but he aint backing up those fears with action, this is creating a half arsed piece of law, clearly it needs multiple remedies that would make no minister for justice popular in a society not prepared to educated itself on the sexuality of its young (never mind sex education for its young) while allowing the organ of capitalism that is advertising to feed sexual consumerism down the tube 24/7. take a look a BeBo, there is trouble ahead.

Age of consent in Norway is 16; France, Denmark & Sweden it is 15 in Italy it is 14

the age of consent in Spain it is 13, the age the law reformers suggested.

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