BBC presenter Stuart Hall has admitted molesting underage girls
This is a follow up to a scandal the Judiciary Report broke first regarding problems with pedophilia at the BBC (May 2, 2013 article "Pedophilia At The BBC Comes To Light Just As The Site Predicted WithArrests In Jimmy Savile Scandal" May 5, 2013 article Another Pedophile AtThe BBC Arrested Admits Sex Crimes Against Children and October 7, 2009 article Madonna Violates The Privacy Of Minors).
The Judiciary Report thinks it is a terrible idea lowering the age of consent. Children need the opportunity to be allowed to be kids free of sexual molestation and sexual harassment. Teens need time to mature and develop sound judgment, so others do not take advantage of them.
It's amazing how some, not all men obsess over women's ages and youth, when they aren't getting any younger themselves (no one alive is and it should be self-explanatory, if you are living, you are aging). Certain men could have wrinkles, laugh lines and crow's feet, but decide they are the be all and end all of how women should look and behave, criticizing women for aging, when they themselves are not babies. What if all women thought that way regarding men and age (and sadly some women do). However, this obsession with youth leads some, not all people, to take things to sick extremes, breaking the law via child molestation.
Some men in particular deceive themselves at times. Why should a very young, underage girl or boy have a man two, three, four or more times their age crawling all over them. Boys and girls should be free to be teenagers and experience innocent, age appropriate relationships with their peers. Same goes for certain adult women, who sexually prey on underage boys and there's been a rash of such cases in this regard, especially among teachers. Leave the kids alone. Let them have their youth in peace.
When I was 15-years-old in Miami, a Middle Eastern cab driver in his early thirties told my mom he wanted to buy me from her and he was completely serious. She tried to laugh it off in a nervous way and change the subject until we could walk away, but he was dead serious and kept asking. Neither of us were amused. I was angry and offended. I was more interested in the boys at school my own age and that's how most teenage girls think. No one should take that from them.
Don't get me wrong, some teenage girls are promiscuous, wanting to grow up too fast, getting into relationships with men two or more times their ages, but it is often not sincere and undertaken for money or bragging rights to say they dated an older man. The older and wiser they become, the more they end up feeling used. Hence, the age of consent should not be lowered.
The entertainment industry worldwide has a problem with pedophilia and it needs to stop. World governments need to redouble their efforts in regard to protecting children from people who seek to take advantage of them sexually. There needs to be sting operations and raids of entertainment companies who have in their employ, people engaging in said sexual criminal misconduct against children. Being in the entertainment industry on radio, TV and the internet is a privilege and not one that should be abused to take advantage of underage children.
Stop persecuting ageing celebrities and lower age of consent: UK barrister Barbara Hewson
In an article for online publication Spiked, Hewson, a barrister at Hardwicke chambers in London, who specialises in reproductive rights, called for the end of anonymity for complainants. And the human rights lawyer labelled crimes committed by Hall, who recently admitted indecently assaulting 13 girls, the youngest aged just nine, as "low-level misdemeanours".
In a statement, Hardwicke said: "We are shocked by the views expressed in Barbara Hewson's article in Spiked. "We did not see or approve the article pre-publication and we completely dissociate ourselves from its content and any related views she may have expressed via social media or any other media outlets."
Her comments come as Scotland Yard continues Operation Yewtree, an investigation split into three inquiries into allegations involving deceased presenter Jimmy Savile, claims involving Savile and others, and those involving just others. A number of high-profile figures have been arrested under Yewtree such as entertainer Rolf Harris, former pop star Gary Glitter, DJ Dave Lee Travis, comedian Jim Davidson and PR guru Max Clifford...