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Sex change: what about the “consent” of minors?


ANALYSIS - Child protection discourse disappears when it comes to the issue of transgender children and adolescents.

The delicate question of “consent” - the title of Vanessa Springora's book in which she revealed the influence she had suffered from Gabriel Matzneff at the age of 14 - has become central to the denunciation of sexual violence.

The great myth of emancipation, which projected the naive ideal of a sexuality without limits, without violence, completely appeased under the reign of "freedom", has been shattered.

We realize that the absence of rules often consecrates the triumph of the strongest.

Already complex to define when it comes to a relationship between adults, consent is rightly declared impossible when it comes to children.

A bill has been tabled in the Senate to create an age threshold for non-consent at 13 years old.

This text therefore increases the penalty incurred in the event of sexual relations between an adult and a minor under 13, which would become a crime punishable by twenty years in prison (and no longer simply an offense, as at present,

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Source: lefigaro

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