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Our great Mikado, virtuous man

10 January 2008
Our great Mikado, virtuous man
when he to rule this land began
resolved to try
a plan whereby
young men might best be steadied.
So he decreed in words succinct
That all who flirted, leered or winked
Unless connubially linked
Should forthwith be beheaded.
    (W.S. Gilbert)
Hat-tip to Father David MacGregor
clipped from
South Africa’s new Sexual Offences Act includes a clause which could allow youngsters to be criminally charged for kissing or fondling.

Twelve to 15-year-olds fall under the new legislation, which covers acts that it describes as “consensual sexual violation”.

Among the acts defined as “sexual violation” in the bill include “direct or indirect contact… between the mouth of one person… and the mouth of another person”.


It is always a touchy issue when legislation is passed on what is seemingly a moral issue
Oli Kapopo, London

Where minors are concerned, such acts are illegal even if performed with consent.

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One Comment leave one →
  1. 11 January 2008 4:31 am

    Big Brother is at it again. Useless laws will change nothing – good parenting might – Jesus will.

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