By Dylan R.N. Crabb
Throughout the United States, the age for sexual consent ranges between 16 years and 18 years. In my state (New Mexico), the age consent in 17 years. Consent laws are reasonable enough – they are a deterrent against adults seeking to take advantage of a child usually in a sexual manner. Prosecutions are carried out under these laws regardless of any defense made by the child (or children) for the predator(s). It is generally understood that if you have sex with a person whom has not come of age, you’ve committed a crime regardless of your under-age partners pleas on your behalf. The case of Roman Polanski (1978) is a famous example of this kind of crime.
Why are the words of the under-aged not taken into account during these kinds of criminal cases? Because it is also generally understood that young humans with under-developed brains lack the full capacity to reason due to the fact that the frontal lobe of the human brain is the last part of the brain to develop in adolescence.
In short, children are (generally) stupid. This is why children must receive their parents’ permission to sign legally binding contracts as well as wait until a specific age to receive a drivers’ license or vote for their representatives in our governments. A child’s under-developed brain combined with their short supply of life experience prevent them from comprehending the long-term consequences of their actions.
All this said, why does there seem to be a growing consensus among the LGBTQ(+ whatever) movement in favor of medical emancipation of children from their parents? Why should a child be able to permanently alter their body because he puts on a dress one day? Children say something one day and say the opposite the next day, may do something one day and do something contradictory the next day, because children rarely think beyond one fleeting moment. Children are notorious for their short-attention spans as well as their fervor in fighting to get what they want in any one moment. So, why don’t we let children live on their own, handling their own money, making important decisions that will impact the rest of their lives? Because children are incapable of thinking a decision through to the rest of their lives. Parents take care of their kids for 18+ years because the kids do not know how to live on their own yet.
If a child is unable to consent to sexual intercourse, why should they be allowed to permanently alter their sexual organs?
“Biological sex is not assigned. Sex is determined at conception by our DNA and is stamped into every cell of our bodies. Human sexuality is binary. You either have a normal Y chromosome, and develop into a male, or you don’t, and you will develop into a female. There are at least 6,500 genetic differences between men and women. Hormones and surgery cannot change this.
An identity is not biological, it is psychological. It has to do with thinking and feeling. Thoughts and feelings are not biologically hardwired. Our thinking and feeling may be factually right or factually wrong (Michelle Cretella, The Daily Signal (2017).”
One more thing on these transgender post-modernists who often make the absurd claim that there is no such thing as biological sex. If sex and and gender are socially constructed, then how can sexism be real?