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Aug 27th 2010 at 5:58:30 AM •••

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Aug 27th 2010 at 6:41:26 AM •••

I didn't understand this until I looked up the context.

  • In the episode "Go Stewie Go" Lois tried to have sex with Meg's boyfriend, Anthony. He was entirely willing but that doesn't change the fact that he's around Meg's age, which is 17, and Lois is in her 40's.
  • Is it appropriate to point out that the age of consent is 16 in Rhode Island?
I'd consider a seventeen year old capable of consent, but in another state I guess he might have been legally incapable of consent - it sounds like that's how it works.
- I guess the question is at which point in people's lives they become capable of consent, and which factors determine this. Otherwise the question it reduced to Madagascar (21 years) or Nigeria (shrug).

Edited by AlsoSprachOdin
Aug 28th 2010 at 9:00:11 PM •••

Yabbut in Rhode Island, where Family Guy is more or less set, a 17-year-old — indeed, a 16-year-old — is legally capable of consent. That's what "age of consent" means.

I think a 16-year-old is likely to be capable of consent, but the State of New York disagrees with me (not that it ever comes up in my own life at almost 32). In any case, "statutory rape" means sex with someone below the age of consent, whatever that may be and however reasonable or unreasonable it is.

Edited by HersheleOstropoler
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