Southwestern Law School Professor Catherine Carpenter puts it bluntly in her new research paper, Throwaway Children: The Tragic Consequences of a False Narrative. "Truth be told," she writes, "we are afraid for our children and we are afraid of our children."
Carpenter’s paper explains why it’s wrong to automatically place under-age perpetrators of sex crimes on the sex offender registry. This policy is guided by the mistaken presumption that these kids will become sexually predatory adults, writes Carpenter.
This fear, "is premised on a false narrative that includes flawed studies on recidivism rates and misguided case decisions that embraced these findings,” according to the paper.
Yes, flawed. Recidivism rates—the rates at which juvenile sex offenders re-offend—are so low as to be indistinguishable from the rate that non-offenders offend. But that's not what the public believes. Instead, it believes that juvenile sex "criminals" (including a slew of teens who had consensual sex) can never stop pouncing. From Carpenter’s paper:
The utility of an overly-simplified registration scheme comes with a hefty price tag: the acknowledgement that mandatory lifetime registration captures and shatters the lives of many non-dangerous children. It is a price tag we should no longer be willing to bear.
How bad does it get for kids found guilty of a sex crime?
…fear of our children has prompted legislation that requires children as young as nine years old to register on adult sex offender registries. No matter whether the child’s sexual transgression is voluntary or coerced – and here the mandatory reach of the regime is underscored – many children face lifetime registration. In some jurisdictions, the offense is deemed the equivalent of a comparable adult offense under controlling federal or state law….
Their ghosts still roam the countryside as long as blue laws and abortion clinic murders are a thing. Religious extremism is a stench that never completely goes away. It's like living in a house someone smoked in.
>feminists haven't worked to erode due process rights for males accused of sex crimes
>feminists haven't warped the term "rape" so much that they think most normal sex is rape
>feminists won't accuse you of supporting rape culture if you even consider touching the mandatory sex registration requirements
>feminists don't promote stereotypes about males being evil rapists and chimos
toppest kek anon
Feminists agree with religious conservatives on plenty of issues. Absurdly harsh punishments for crimes that women are virtually never convicted of is one of those issues
>Religious conservatives work to make abortion illegal.
>Religious conservatives work to make birth control difficult to obtain.
>Religious conservatives work to only make abortion legal in cases of rape and incest, because they obviously know what's better for women than they could ever decide for themselves.
>Religious conservatives care more about fetuses than living, breathing humans whose lives could be potentially at risk.
Look my man I'm gonna need some credible citations to your greentext bullshit.
>Absurdly harsh punishments for crimes that women are virtually never convicted of is one of those issues
Because they commit less crimes?
I don't see why one is to whine if you didn't do anything, but I find it ridiculous what people actually prioritize.
wtf are you even talking about? How does abortion have anything at all to do with this conversation?
Have you literally never talked to a feminist? Go tell a feminist you don't think it's rape when a guy hooks up with a drunk woman. Go tell a feminist that sometimes men accused of rape are innocent. Were you living under a rock when the Rolling Stone story broke? Did you completely miss Mattress Girl?
You're a fucking retard if you don't think feminists are contributing to this sex offender hysteria crap
>guy hooks up with drunk woman
That's pretty hard to debate against them though. It's all in the matter of whether they were awake and partly sober enough to consent or if they did it while the woman was drunk-passed out in an alley.
There's a difference between a political faction eroding due process and ruining innocent lives because of their prejudice, and another political faction literally trying to prevent the murder of children. What feminists consider the "mainstream" is as radical as the KKK and shares many policies that are indistinguishable from Klan ideology if you just change the word "men" to "non-whites".
If a man and woman are equally drunk and have sex, feminists call the man a rapist and the woman a victim. The definition a lot of them use is something like "was she drunk enough that it affected her judgement."
There's also their "affirmative consent" nonsense. If the woman doesn't explicitly, verbally state that the man may put his penis in her vagina, it's rape. If you finger a girl in foreplay and she didn't verbally tell you that you could, it's rape. This makes 90% of sexual encounters "rape" to feminists
>Have you literally never talked to a feminist?
To be quite honest, fam, the kind of bullshit you're talking about only really exists online and occasionally on university campuses. Nobody talks, acts, or thinks like that in real life.
dont most sex offenders start off with pornography though?
like, they have pictures, then the pictures aren't enough so they go to video, then that's not enough, so on and so forth?
Except for cases like the children aformentioned, where its mostly just normal hookup occurrences, or if young, exploration and discovery, and we've just put a bunch of weird age guidelines enforced with zero-tolerance laws and lifelong penalties.