Most states have an age limit for informed consent to sex, with an exemption if both parties are within a certain age range. For instance, it may be legal for a 17 year old to sleep with a 15 year old, but it would not be legal for a 30 year old to do it.
Zach, I approach everything as a challenge. The way I see it, if you don't, then you won't get the best out of other people, and they won't pull the best out of you. Sitting down, and having a chat about the existential ramifications of modern feminism doesn't interest me at all. A fact based debate about the current results of the feminist movement would. To be honest, I don't care at all about people's motivations, good or bad, to me, the end result is what counts. That, I think, is the fundamental difference between us. You are happy to talk about the why, what seems like endlessly, while I want to talk about the what, as in, what to do about it, and research the why enough to find out how to prevent it from happening again.
I have gone head to head with $SP$, Overbear, and other more left leaning members without issue. They stated their case, I stated mine while contradiction theirs, they responded to my points, I responded to theirs. Back and forth, the debate/discussion evolving with both sides being forced, yes, I say forced intentionally, to admit that some of the other side's claims or points are valid, and that some of their own are not. By doing that, you don't convert the other guy most of the time, but you build a thread where someone can come into, read, and get both sides of the story from what are most likely two or more very biased people. You do run a chance of changing not the rock solid stance, but the extremity of the views of the people on the other side.
My main problem with your posts are that you seem (to me at least, read below) to intentional obfuscate the things by dragging in unrelated, and obscure theories to muddle the issue at hand. Most of your posts seem slightly condescending at least, and down right arrogant at worst. I see "You misunderstand me" in your posts all the time, but you rarely make any attempt to explain the basis of your point in any type of detail, how it was misunderstood, or why you brought it up in the first place.
From my stand point, I went to School of the Arts, in Rochester NY for most of high school. 450 art students in one small building. Dance, stage, graphics, music, you name it, they had a class for it. I was there for graphic arts, nothing more. I didn't want to deal with people, or be a star, I wanted to learn more about using 2D, and 3D images to convey a point without having to explain it, since that had direct applications to making jewelery*
You had to audition to be accepted, so most of them had delusions of grandeur right off the bat. The logic was "Well, I will be a star, I got into SOTA, didn't it?" Now, take all the ego of a primodana, wrap it in the arrogance of a teenager, and stir with a good dose of unearned self esteem, and you get a standard issue SOTA student. It was a breeding ground for the philosopher kings, and the leftist do gooders, prodded on by unfulfilled artists who couldn't make it in the big time, so they settled for teaching. I spend three years dealing with those people, and I have no tolerance left for them. I had to deal with people who were so verbose, saying hello to them would invite a 20 minute diatribe on why, in the social context they are currently inhabiting, the salutation "greetings" is not only more appropriate, but also more correct, based on the historical implications of said salutation. These pundits would regale you with their personal views of the current social taboos of greeting others, and how those taboos implicate a steady decline in the wider application of greetings, and their impact on the social order in general, and in specific..... You get the idea.
They would do it for no other reason than the fact that they liked to hear themselves speak, and it drives me nuts. Maybe my reaction to your writing style is nothing more than a knee jerk because of old dislikes. Maybe it's a flaw in my character. Maybe, well, maybe you just like to hear yourself speak
This time, I'm putting this whole damn thing in a text file, so screw you computer, die all you want!!!
* I started making jewelery when I was 12 by becoming a pseudo-apprentice to a local gold smith. I cleaned his shop, he allowed me to use his equipment with my own metal. By the time I was 14, I had saved enough money to buy the basic equipment needed to produce jewelery, and set up shop in the shed behind the house. By the time I was 15, I had pieces in the Memorial Art Gallery in Rochester, and they were selling in spurts, and starts. When I was 19, I got a job with a local jeweler, and started doing production, and one of a kind pieces under his name. By the time I was 28, I was sick of dealing with the art types (other jewelers, and gallery owners, and snobby customers) and their bull**** to the point where I gave up jewelery completely, and I haven't looked back since.