Thursday, August 30, 2012


I actually think we should take more seriously than we tend to these days the idea that teens are actually interested in sex and might be open to relationships with adults, whatever legal impediments we think are appropriate to put between those relationships.* But, uh, no, 14-year-olds aren't seducing their priests, and eve if they were trying to it's reasonable to expect moral authorities to show a bit of moral authority.

*Not endorsing such relationships, I just think we've become so freaked out about teen sexuality that we pretend it doesn't exist. Even if we deny them agency in a legal sense, it doesn't mean they have zero agency.