Template:Debate Guide:Arguments about children and minors
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People under the age of majority can be sexual...
- Against: Cognitive ability = consent - Some argue that true informed consent to voluntary sexual activity is a "special case".
- Against: Childhood innocence - Childhood innocence is not a state of asexuality that can be "stolen".
- Evolutionary logic - Why CSA makes no sense in evolutionary terms.
- Cyclical paternalism - Protecting children brings about the need to protect them more.
Sexually repressing children and minors does not benefit them...
- Against: Online dangers - The internet is generally not a dangerous place for minors.
- Reverse sexualisation - Popular acknowledgement of sexuality in nude photography is revealing.
- Liberty-empowerment - Empowering young people will benefit them.
- Turn of events - How the reporting and prosecution of sex can change the perspective of a youth.
Child advocacy is often illogical...
- Against: The kids do not want it - Legal minors must supposedly "embrace" or "consent to" law reforms.
- Against: Teen brain - Teen brain speculating (inferiority) is value laden, pseudoscientific propaganda.
- Against: Corresponding age attraction - Questions the assumption of a unique "childhood" sexual orientation.
From the encyclopedia...
- Youth are sexually persecuted through the legal system
- So-called child pornography and it's effects on minors.