France’s government has proposed setting a formal age of sexual consent after two-high profile cases involving 11-year-old girls, according to the country’s Equality Minister.
Equality Minister Marlene Schiappa said the government “has decided to set the age at 15,” after consultations with the public and an expert panel. She said a new law would be presented to Council of Ministers — France’s equivalent of a cabinet — on March 21.
In France, current laws criminalize sex with children under the age of 15 but prosecutors must prove that the sexual act was forced.
Two cases involving the 11-year-old girls provoked outrage in France after the alleged perpetrators were acquitted of rape.
In November a 30-year-old man was cleared of rape after the court found that the victim had not been subjected to “constraint, threat, violence or surprise.”
In the other case, charges against a 28-year-old man, also accused of raping an 11-year-old girl, were downgraded to “sexual relations with a minor,” according to French news agency AFP.
Marlene Schiappa is so flooded with cases of dudes raping little girls and these little girls being totally cool with banging old dudes that she legit is saying ‘fuck it’ and letting 15 become the age of consent. The worst part is that you know she wanted to make it like, 12, but she knew it would look bad so she settled on 15.
I remember being 15 years old, vaguely. Most girls in my grade didn’t even realize they were supposed to wear deodorant or shave yet. If you’re over the age of 15, you shouldn’t be refreshing your AP news app waiting for the breaking news of whether or not Marlene Schiappa lowered the age of consent so that you can bang a little girl and then purchase her first tampon for her in the same week.
Welp, looks like the rape problem has been solved in France. Everyone vote for president Roy Moore next election season over there.