I’d like a quickie.
A fast tumble with this issue. There will be time for more than a fumble later. The cabinet said it would do the same today because it made it known that the minister for justice was going to report on developments this morning. The cabinet has also made it know that it is not going to rush to legislate.
If only “Mental Meanderings” were alive, I’d know so much more about the legal stuff.
The only point I have time to make today is the we live in quaint times: the age of “consent”. Isn’t consent the thing a man needed to request from a girl’s father when he was about to propose marriage?
Consent isn’t the right word for what goes on between two people when they have the hots for each other and can’t hold back. I’m not sure what is the right word but ‘consent’ is too cerebral.
It used to be fashionable for boys to propose and girls to dispose. The boy pushed as hard as he dared and the girl let him go as far as she was up for. Always a difficult issue. Always a thrilling issue. Always a fraught experience in the early days.
Now it seems that girls are even more up for sex than boys. I can hardly believe this but there was a recent survey.
Everything to do with sex is so much more complicated these days, thank goodness. It was awful when it was totally ‘black & white”, when there was only one thing you could say in public - unless you wanted the god squad on to you.
I hope this debate over when sex should be legal runs and runs for a while, so that we have time to register the enormous changes that have been completed. Clearly there is no way back to the time when it was legal for a woman to seduce a 13 year old boy and illegal for a man to do the same to a girl.
Like all quickies, I’m left a bit dissatisfied with the result, but at least I’ve lost my virginity on this one.