France Moves to Make Its Age of Consent 15 Years Old

France is moving to make 15 the legal age of sexual consent following two very public cases involving the rape of 11-year-old girls, according to the Agence France-Presse.

Equality Minister Marlène Schiappa told reporters that “the government has decided to set the age at 15,” after widespread criticism broke out against the laws that allowed two men to escape rape charges following sexual misconduct with underage girls. According to France’s current laws, sex with a child younger than 15 years old can be criminalized only if it is proven that the act was forced. She said a new law would be presented to France’s equivalent of a cabinet on March 21.

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28 thoughts on “France Moves to Make Its Age of Consent 15 Years Old

  1. What people don't understand is that there is not enough education on sex before hormones start going haywire.
    If I remember correctly, Sweden is one of the most open countries when it comes to having conversations on sexual matters, and introduce sexual education at a very young age, it is also the country with the least underage pregnancies.
    Many people think "not emotionally ready" "too young" "underage pregnancy" "pedophiles".
    How I see it, is that we live in a world, where the western influence, for example publicity, is very much sexualized, obviously with a female body, so it's not only girls we have to consider, boys too, because men are usually sexually active at a much younger age than women. And those of you who think "Pedo" is because those of you have something seriously ill in your minds, and YOU are judging it that way.
    I don't see a problem with a 15 year old girl loosing her virginity to a 17 year old boy, or vice versa, because people usually assume the woman is always younger. I am not saying it is correct for a 15 year old person loose their virginity to a 25 year old for example.
    It's something completely natural, at that age you crave it because your hormones are going all crazy, the best you can do as a parent is have them prepared, IF that time comes so there are no unwanted offspring, because whether you teach them or not, they are going to find a way to do it anyway.

  2. 75% of complex subscribers and half of american hip hop audience is stupid as fuck. That's what i learn today scrolling this vid (witch is by the way no news at all, 15 always was the age of consent since decades…don't get your actual news in a channel build around hiphop cookery and fuckery)

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