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Report to lower age of consent for sexual activity presented in parliament

Malta Independent Online - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
A report presented in Parliament today by Government Whip Godfrey Farrugia recommends that the age of consent for sexual activity in Malta be reduced to 16.

MPs call for lowering of sexual consent to 16, debate on close-in-age exemptions

MaltaToday - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
A group of MPs have formalised a report that calls for the age of consent to be lowered from 18 to 16. They also called on government to analyze closely the possibility of close-in-age exemptions, which would allow people below the age of consent to ...

Acquittal of man who had sex with two underage girls in Kitchener upheld

Waterloo Record - ‎3 hours ago‎
Although they willingly participated, "since both girls were under the age of 16 years, as a matter of law, they could not consent to sexual acts," Cronk wrote. The man, who lived in Waterloo, didn't ask their ages and they didn't tell. He assumed they ...
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Katie Price claims she was 'frigid' because she lost virginity at 16... the legal age of consent - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
Katie Price has claimed she was "frigid" during her teenage years after waiting until 16 to loose her virginity. Speaking on Loose Women , the glamour model confessed she was petrified of kissing boys and waited until the legal age of consent to have ...
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Why I Became A Sexual-Assault Activist At 15 - ‎7 hours ago‎
I didn't set out to become an activist: Activism found me three years ago at the age of 12, when my friends started to date.

Department of Youth and Community Studies statement about legal age of sexual consent

Malta Independent Online - ‎8 hours ago‎
The Department of Youth and Community Studies noted that sexual readiness occurs at different ages and what is considered as the appropriate age for sexual initiation differs from one adolescent to another in a statement today. Whereas there are 16 ...

Former Long County teacher had been w...

Coastal Courier - ‎9 hours ago‎
Long County sheriff's Detective Nicky Anderson has said the girls range in age from 17 to 18. The sexual assault against a person in custody charge refers to the “custodial” relationship teachers have with students.
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Missouri preacher pleads guilty to sexual assaults of girls

Kansas City Star - ‎8 hours ago‎
During testimony, Smith acknowledged the sex took place, but he said the acts occurred after the girl turned 17, the legal age of consent. Smith's attorney, according to a story on, argued that testimony from the girl's father indicated ...

Amy Goodman agrees with Noam Chomsky: “The media manufactures consent for Donald Trump”

Salon - ‎17 hours ago‎
“In this high-tech digital age… all we get is static… that obscure[s] reality, when what we need the media to give us is the dictionary definition of static: criticism, opposition, unwanted interference,” Goodman said.

Legislature overrides LePage veto of school sexual assault bill

Press Herald - ‎1 hour ago‎
Under current law, it is illegal for an educator to have sexual contact with a student under age 18, while the general age of sexual consent in Maine is 16. However, according to current Maine law, a person may be enrolled in high school until age 20 ...

To Tell Meaningful Stories About Child Marriage, Feature the Voices of Girls -- Not Just Their Faces

Huffington Post - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
Every year around the world, 15 million girls marry before turning 18, the legal age of consent in many countries. India - where I live and work - is home to one-third of these brides.
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Parents can now monitor their underage children's Tinder activity

Mashable - ‎13 hours ago‎
This demographic makes up about 7% of Tinder users, and this group can only match with other users in the same age range. But there's no saying an ... that bad situation. TeenSafe can't legally be used on anyone 18 years or older without their consent.

What It's Like Being a Professional Male Dom for Women

VICE - ‎8 hours ago‎
After first discovering his taste for kink at the age of 12 in the pre-internet 1970s, Faction found kindred spirits through an ad in a swinger's magazine.

Planned Parenthood survey: Little consensus on what constitutes consent in sexual encounter - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
"In order to curb sexual violence, we need to teach young people how to talk about sex, including how to ask for and recognize consent," Childs-Roshak said. "Age-appropriate comprehensive sex education combats sexual assault at its roots by providing ...

Consent Still Means Different Things To Different People, Planned Parenthood Survey Finds

Bustle - ‎5 hours ago‎
These numbers may not be ideal, but it bodes well that the participants in the Planned Parenthood survey did believe everyone should be offered education on consent at a young age. Eighty-two percent said they think middle schoolers should be taught ...

Privacy Shield Rejected, GDPR Approved - What This Means To Automotive Organizations

Mondaq News Alerts (registration) - ‎11 hours ago‎
Although GDPR is intended to harmonize data protection in all 28 member states of the EU, there are certain provisions of the new regulation left to local laws (for example, in the area of processing health information and the age of consent), which ...

When Should Kids Start Learning About Sex and Consent?

The Atlantic - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
Both educators believe that children would be better off with a more comprehensive understanding of sexuality, beyond just the issue of consent—one most effectively taught at a younger age as part of a larger curriculum that includes teachings on ...

Professor Mary Holland on Vaccination Policies and Human Rights: United Nations 25th International Health and ...

Age of Autism - ‎15 hours ago‎
In the aftermath of Nazi medical atrocities, the world affirmed the Nuremberg Code which stated that the “voluntary consent of the human subject is absolutely essential.” The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights further enshrined this ...

Sask Ag Releases First Crop Report

DTN The Progressive Farmer (registration) (blog) - ‎3 hours ago‎
This chart compares the current Saskatchewan topsoil moisture rating reported in the first crop report of the spring (or as close as possible to it) to early ratings reported in the past five years.