Well, which?

A British teenager who was convicted of lying about being gang raped

OK

“I have decided to give her a second chance,” the judge, Michalis Papathanasiou, told the packed courtroom, citing her age,

OK

The woman hugged her family

Eh?

Which is it? A teenager who needs protecting both from the world and her own actions. Because, you know, she’s not an adult who really knows how to deal with things.

Or a woman, strong and independent, who gets to vote on what all the rest of us can do, join the army, drink, abort a child and all that other stuff?

It’s extraordinarily difficult to be both at the same time, isn’t it?

8 thoughts on “Well, which?”

  1. Which is it?

    It could, of course be neither. It could instead be a judge repairing a stitch-up by the rozzers and trying to ‘park’ an embarassment.

  2. “Teenager” and “adult” are not mutually exclusive. If one becomes an adult at 18 years of age, one could be an 18 year old adult teenager.

  3. To me they were all just silly kids who needed a boot in the arse. But when I look in the mirror and see my white hair, I would think that wouldn’t I.

  4. I wonder how many of the “16 year olds are mature and wise enough to vote” brigade would entrust a bunch of 16 year olds with their wallet and credit cards.

  5. Not really. When it suits the Left for women to be Amazonian Superwomen thats what they are. When it suits them to be children not capable of taking responsibility for themselves, thats what they are too. Its hardly news, we’ve been seeing it paraded in front of us for decades now.

  6. “’I have decided to give her a second chance,’ the judge, Michalis Papathanasiou, told the packed courtroom, citing her age”

    What if she hadn’t admitted that her allegations were made-up, the men had been convicted, and the judge had said the same thing at their trial? Would the newspapers have reacted in the same way?

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