March 23, 1981

On This Date in! in 1981 the U.S. Supreme Court upheld a law making statutory rape a crime for men but not for women. As the all male court explained in their post decision brief, while a 25 to 30 year old man can in fact take unfair advantage over a naïve 16 to 17 year old girl, when the roles are reversed, and a 16 to 17 year old boy has sex with a 25 to 30 year old attractive, hot woman, it’s called getting really, really lucky and the little bastards just need to stop bragging.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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