Feminist Law Professors asks:

Why does our society seem so fascinated by “fallen women” and so magdalene01concerned to take stern remedial action at the first sign of a “fall.” Why do we hammer down on teen-age girls who, though perhaps not yet worldly wise, probably know what they want about as well as most people? Launching prosecutions for crimes that can bring a decade or more of imprisonment, and decades after that of sex-offender registration, residency restrictions and other miscellaneous hounding by government is no minor thing. It is certainly no way for a nation to treat its children.

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