Back when I was researching on age of consent laws to expand my legal knowledge, I found a lengthy explanation on “child grooming” that is using planned means to acquire consent from someone.
The whole concept feels idiotic and wrong to me. Generally speaking this concept applies only to those under the age of consent, which varies from country to country. But due to the recent false assumption that the age of consent is 18 worldwide, many apply it also to people who are already legally capable of consent.
The reason the concept is redundant is because, if they are under the age of consent (Which needs to be discussed further), the there is already a crime, no need to add another crime to the list. And if they are not under the age of consent, then there should be no crime.
With this in mind it is also worth noting that grooming is often literally just courting from an older suitor. Sex is often a result of a general attempt at seeking a love relationship with someone. Therefore courting and grooming are no different with the exception of the ends. The means are the same.
With this in mind, “grooming” makes little sense because it is criminalized on people under the age of 18, but seen as the norm on the rest in the form of “hookup”.
Isn’t the typical hookup not just mere grooming between two persons older than 17? Lies, deception, convincing arguments, false promises. All the things that count as “child grooming” are actually legal if they take place at a nightclub and between people close in age.
As such all we can see is the double standard of hookup culture. Maybe we should return to courting and do away with both hookup idiocy and “grooming” laws altogether.
After all, if she is 15 and persuaded by a 30 year old man to marry her, leading to a healthy marriage and a functional family, could it be called grooming?
As usual with puritanical laws based on feminist views, grooming is nothing but an intentional hindrance to normal male sexuality which actually encourages the same act but perpetrated by both men and women who are older than 18, shamefully renamed “hooking up” to cover the fact that it is not the age of the participants but the intent that should concern us.
I am more worried about a 15 year old man leaving a bunch of single mothers ages 14-16 or a 20 year old man producing single mothers ages 18 and up than about a 26 year old man asking for the hand of an 11 year old girl in marriage offering her a stable household and a future family.
Where most see two normal men and a pedophile I see two failed adults and a man who seeks a wife.