Sunday, December 11, 2005

The Siren Song of Sex With Boys

This NY Times article surprised me:
Though it might seem that way from the headlines, women having sex with teenage boys is not new. A federal Department of Education study called "Educator Sexual Misconduct," released last year, found that 40 percent of the educators who had been reported for sexual misconduct with students were women. ...

But Professor Rind and others point out that Canada and about half of Europe have set the age of consent at 14 after recommendations by national commissions. To set it much higher, as most states do, they say, ignores the research, and the hormones.
I do agree with the article that it is a big mistake to lump all sex crimes together. Some are much worse than others.