This is going to be a long one, so stay with me here. I saw this being discussing on Digg.com and decided to check and see if we had this topic already, and I didn't see an instance of an entire topic on it, so I made an all encompassing one to make up for it.
NOTE: I want your responses to be based on your own ethical, moral, and personal judgment, not that of your country, reputation, or religion specifically.
This article I'll be quoting was taken from: CanadianCRC: Women Who Sexually Abuse Children and Teens
First of all, what is everyone's take on the standards in which a "Sexual predator" is defined? What is the age range for it? Is consensual sex actually an assault when the "illegal" person was seriously pursuing the encounter?
Second of all, is it a masculine thing to want to have sexual relations with younger persons?
75% of sexual predators are male and 25% are female.
86% of the victims of female sexual predators aren't believed, so the crimes go unreported and don't get prosecuted.
Considering these facts, arrest statistics for child sexual offenders by gender are meaningless.
From "The Sexual Abuse by Women of Children and Teenagers"
UK TV programme - Panorama - BBC1 - 10 pm Monday, October 6th, 1997
Third of all, does our society actually give a degree of amnesty towards women who are not part of any public institutions?
Fourth of all, what is your take on the idea of Tracey's Laws? When a person one year under the age of consent has sexual relations with a person only one year above that age, it is considered the same as if the latter person were of any age above that of consent; therefore, they are registered as sex offenders and have to deal with the consequences.QUEBEC (CP) - A Quebec woman who had sex with a 13-year-old boy has been sentenced to 15 months in prison.
The relationship between Julie Dorval, 31, and the boy began after the youth made advances over the Internet. Within about three months they had sex on several occasions. Youth protection services were called after Dorval and the teenager were seen walking hand-in-hand and hugging each other. Dorval pleaded guilty last April to sexual assault.
Prosecutors had been seeking a sentence of at least two years in a federal penitentiary, while the defense suggested a conditional sentence of nine to 12 months.
© The Canadian Press 2007
CanadianCRC editor's note: Notice how in cases in which the female is an adult sexual predator, the articles use words such as above "having sex" and not sexual assault. If this had been a 31 year old male having sex with a 13 year old female, the sentence is typically more. In addition, sentencing a male perpetrator to at least 2 years in prison would put the prisoner in federal penitentiary. The result would be further punishment by men in prison who don't take kindly to a man who sexually assaults a 13 year old female.
Finally, what is your take on human sexuality in relation to age and gender? At what age do you think sexuality start to be "all right" to express to another human being of similar age? Does gender matter to you in this scenario?