Description : Essays debate whether current age of consent laws protect or harm teens and suggests ways to make the legal system more just.
Description : Sex and Harm in the Age of Consent cautions against the adoption of consent as our primary determinant of sexual freedom. For Joseph J. Fischel, consent is not necessarily always ethically sound. It is, he argues, a moralized fiction, and it churns out figures for its normativity: the predatory sex offender and the innocent child. Examining the representation of consent in U.S. law and media culture, Fischel contends that the figures of the sex offender and the child are consent’s alibi, its negative space, enabling fictions that allow consent to do the work cut out for it under late modern sexual politics. Engaging legal, queer, feminist, and political theory, case law and statutory law, and media representations, Fischel proposes that we change our adjudicative terms from innocence, consent, and predation to vulnerability, sexual autonomy, and “peremption,” which he defines as the uncontrolled disqualification of possibility. Such a shift in theory, law, and life would be less damaging for young people, more responsive to sexual violence, and better for sex.
Description : Victorian society -divided by rigid class barriers, obsessed with a puritan conscience, in the midst of industralisation and poverty -was in 1885 confronted by a sustained attack on the organisers of prostitution in Britain and continental Europe. A "douvle standard" of morality prevailed, and prostitution was on the wholde condoned by the establisment. Josephine Butler rejected the double standard and demanded continence from both sexes. The Salvation Army, Methodists and the Quakers joined in, and William Stead, in the influential Pall Mall Gazette, conducted an exposé of London prostitution and the whole slave traffic to the continent. In this lively and perceptive study, Michael Pearson describes one of the seamier sides of Victorian life -the brothels, the characters who frequented or ran them, corrupt policement, indifferent politicians. Here also is the story of the origins of the Women's Liberation Movement, of the crusading Booth family, and of a skilful but unscrupulous journalist who vigorously campaigned for legal reform. -4e de couv.
Description : According to criminal law in Australia, the age of consent refers to the age a person is considered to be capable of legally giving informed consent to sexual acts with another person. This paper looks at why there are age of consent laws; what is the legal age of consent in Australian state and territory jurisdictions; and are there legal defences against sexual interactions with persons under age.
Description : This book is a Communist Manifesto for the global justice movement, a weighty political vision designed to supersede the movement's own often flimsy constructive agendas. Monbiot's central idea is simple and revolutionary. Why should democracy not be practised at the same level as economics and culture: our planet itself? Let the battle of ideas commence. This is an extremely important book. Monbiot offers a searchingly rigorous analysis of the sources of US power and presents a package of proposals that would radically redraw the present world order. It is breathtaking in its radicalism, but for anyone who is serious about tackling the current US hegemony, it is difficult to fault the logic.
Description : The Age of Consent; Young People, Sexuality and Citizenship addresses the contentious issue of how children's sexual behaviour should be regulated. The text includes: ·A unique history of age of consent laws in the UK, analysed via contemporary social theory ·A global comparative survey of age of consent laws and relevant international human rights law ·A critical analysis of how protectionist agendas shaped new age of consent laws in England and Wales in the Sexual Offences Act 2003 ·In-depth theoretical discussion of the rationale for age of consent laws ·An original proposal to reduce the age of consent to 14 for young people who are less than two years apart in age Responding to contemporary concerns about young people's sexual behaviour, sexual abuse and paedophilia, this book will engage readers in law and socio-legal studies, sociology, history, politics, social policy, youth and childhood studies, and gender and sexuality studies; and professionals and practitioners working with young people.
Description : High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! In 1977, a French petition against age of consent laws was addressed to the parliament calling for the abrogation of several articles of the age-of-consent law and the decriminalization of all consensual relations between adults and minors below the age of fifteen (the age of consent in France). At the time, a change in the French Penal Code was under discussion in the Parliament of France. A number of French intellectuals, including prominent names, signed the petition. In 1979 two open letters were published in French newspapers defending the release of individuals arrested under charges of statutory rape, in the context of abolition of age of consent laws.