Saturday, June 24, 2006

New Sex Laws in Canada – Khaleej Times Bites

Oh, home sweet home…

I called the supermarket asking for Gulf News this morning. I figured with my current connection, it’s a lot cheaper to buy a newspaper then to the surf their pages online. (Seriously, I’ve now spent more than a thousand dirhams in the last week surfing through my mobile. That’s a hell of a lot for Internet expense.)

Anyway, the guy landed at my door with Khaleej Times. I took the paper, knowing it was all that’s available here. I do live in Ajman, and the daily necessities for foreigners have yet to arrive to this hole.

Here starts my mini rant: Khaleej Times. I do not believe you’ll find a more unintentionally comic news paper published world-wide. Only a dip-shit would think it’s efficient to publish a half-a-dozen or so, half-stories on the font page, directing you to places in the middle of the paper for the rest of each article. That shit’s confusing and disorganized. You end up reading half of one story with the final half of another, but since the language published in this paper is notoriously crap, reading two halves of two different stories will almost certainly give you a better picture of one actual event than reading a single Khaleej Times article in full. Seriously, someone needs to burn that publishing house down; the paper is a mockery to journalism everywhere and a perfect example of the shoddy, low-quality performance accepted throughout ‘professional’ companies within the entire UAE.

Moving on, under the ‘International News’ section something caught my eye. Despite my better judgment I logged on to the net to try and find a link of the article at Khaleej Times. But do you think this superb news paper that is literally better used as kindling or toilet-paper than getting news, would have a digital print of the story, or even a link to the original (because you can tell the English in this article just isn’t original Khaleej Times) found on their site? Of course not!

So, you’re just going to have to take my word on this one. Or rather, I’m just going to have to plagiarize the article in full.

Ottawa to hike the age of consent for sex

OTTAWA - Justice Minister Vic Toews on Thursday presented a new law to raise the age of consent in Canada from 14 to 16, to zap possible sexual predators lurking on the internet, particularly from abroad.

“More and more, ordinary Canadians are concerned about the growing problem of child sexual predators, especially in the Internet age. … They want us to protect our young people from being exploited and preyed upon by adults,” he said.

Mark Hecht of Beyond Borders welcomed the proposed law as “essential for the protection of children.” So, too, did Canadian law enforcement officials. But critics lamented that it cast too wide a net and could “criminalize puppy love.”

Toews countered that the legislation was not meant ‘to criminalize youth who may be involved in sexual activity with their peers,” and so an exemption was included in the draft act to allow youths to have sex with people up to five years older without criminal prosecution. This would, for example, allow a 15-year-old to legally have sex with a 20-year-old. The current age of activities such as prostitution or pornography, or where there is a relationship of trust, dependency or authority, remains 18, Toews noted. - AFP


On to my intended rant; since when was prostitution made legal anywherein Canada? And what a glory it is to know that if I were there, my son could legally become a father in his teens, with a woman just 5 years older than him! Or my 15 year old niece is currently doing no wrong, with her alleged drug-dealing 19 year old boyfriend, running through the gutters despite her mother, my sister’s pleas for her to come back home and go back to school.

Canadian laws suck. It’s just one more fucking reason I’m glad to be here in the UAE and not there. You want my fucking passport, please, please take it. I’m ashamed to belong to such a country that condones child sex with anyone, even among peers.

Last I read (and this was like 5 years ago), the ratio for teen girls with STD’s in British Columbia, was 1 in every 3. That’s disgusting. I can only assume the number has increased since then. The audacity of believing puppy love and sex should go hand in hand and be legal is disgusting. You’re just allowing our women to become tramps and our men to become dogs at young ages. D.I.S.G.U.S.T.I.N.G.

No fucking parent should be condoning their teenager to have sex. Let me not start on the number of teen parents there. And again, who the fuck cares what the parents want? Canadian law will always beat the shit out of the adults in pursuit of the ever-expanding rights of their ‘independent’ kids. We might as well change the God damned definition of ‘independent’ to living off your parents, raging in the hormones of puberty, in complete rebellion to your parent’s wishes, disrespecting them but being legally able to walk all over them and fuck the world, and becoming a parent yourself while you’re at it.



Blogger Black Collar Worker said...

I just want to say that in the UAE old men still get married to pubescent yound girls, and if that isn't sick then nothing is. The age discrepancy is over 30 years in some cases, and there is no statute preventing it. Anyway, I will not rant about this here, I'll post it on my blog some time.

4:50 PM, June 24, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Canada follows big brother US of A, don't it? Single mom's a trend across the border, so be it in Canada. My point; who's to blame? Parents, education, accountability, proper upbringing, morals/ethics or they don't apply anymore in today's fast paced fucked up lifestyle?

9:55 PM, June 24, 2006  
Blogger Tainted Female said...

Thank you louis...

Exactly the point I was trying to make. They don't apply in today's fucked up world.

12:56 AM, June 25, 2006  

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