Statutory rape law a disgrace
Published 27/03/2010 | 05:00
THE High Court has rejected an appeal in a case where a then 15-year-old boy challenged the laws under which he was charged with a crime for having sex with a then 14-year-old girl. His teenage paramour faces no such sanction.
This is the rampant misandry that passes for law in Ireland. That a young man (now 18) faces five years in jail and a ruined life for engaging in an act that has no criminal consequences for girls is a disgrace. Why don't we just pass a law making it illegal to be caught in possession of a penis?