On a recent outing I realized that I have no idea how old people are. I mean, I know when they are OLD (like me - clearly above age) but when they are young - how old are they? My 16 y.o. daughter gets mistaken for being in her 20s - A LOT! My just turned 21 y.o. is mistaken for being a lot older. (Well, she is 6'1".)
So, if a girl say - 16 y.o., tells a guy - say 20 - that she is "old enough" or that she is 18 or 20 & they have consensual sex - what the heck?! I mean - too many times it truly is the girl leading the guy down the path. Why did she lie in the first place? It is not her first time, right?
So, guys (especially - I am being sexist but this is a fairly sexist law - although I do know they prosecute teachers for female on male) should be checking i.d.s. But then what about these girls who have fake i.d.s? What about the girls in bars, drink in hand (which indicates 21 or older in Texas) - should a guy be held accountable if he was mistaken in that way? He IS accountable under the Texas law.
Used to be that you could tell a young girl - you could tell by the lack of makeup (or minimal makeup), & you could tell by clothing that covered them. You also knew because they weren't in bars. Today, as a friend noted on FB, girls go around looking like hoochie mamas. (Another said that her husband called them prosti-tots.)
Where are these girls parents? Who buys, lets them buy, or lets them go out, dressed that way?! And why are they in bars acting like adults?
What's the answer to this? It is puzzling, and seemingly not very fair in many circumstances.
Oh, and by the way - I don't want to see the guys with their pants "sagging" halfway down their butts or their underwear showing. What the hell?! Pull your dang pants up. Who is letting their boys go out like that? Every time I see someone dressed like that I wonder (1) how many times their pants have fallen down & (2) how uncomfortable that must be.
[I don't hesitate to tell my clients I, nor the court has any interest in seeing boobs, cracks or underwear - dress appropriately. I have even been known to make that a condition of my contract. ; 0]
Just some food for thought.