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Old 01-16-2019, 08:31 AM
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Just to put a broader context on this issue -

Here in the US, and likely in much of the Liberal Western world, the idea of an older man with an under 18 girl is seen as deeply repugnant. However, in other cultures this is not seen in quite the same way. There are active movements to condemn these practices in those cultures.
But how much of that is seen as Western meddling by the targets?

Even in the US, it seems that certain segments of the population, (dare I say it) usually with a strong fundamentalist religious component, support/promote relationships between adult men and teen girls. (Roy Moore, Warren Jeffs)

I am in no way suggesting we loosen our standards on this issue in our culture. However, I'm more inclined to see this as a bigger issue than a few "bent" individuals who show up on a TV show.