14-year-olds are minors.
It seems like kids these days are more fashion-savvy now and somehow get to skip the awkward braces phase that a lot of us went through, but they’re still kids. They should be treated as such.
Lisa Germaine said she didn't have a date until she was 18.
She wrote, “I was in the Glee Club and an art student. I made ribbon barettes and I babysat on weekends. A geek… Aggressive boys made me super uncomfortable then. Aggressive men make me super uncomfortable now.#ThisIsMe #NoMoore“
Kathy was grounded for an entire summer when she was 14.
If you’re young enough to be grounded, you’re not mature enough to navigate a relationship with an assistant district attorney. No 32-year-old should be asking for a 14-year-old’s phone number with the intention of dating her.
Kids do not have the capacity to deal with something as horrible as being lured into sexual touching with an adult.
Twitter user @bcksmth illustrated how something like this can affect a kid’s life in such a drastic way.
We hope that the added awareness of sexual assault issues lately will help put an end to them.