• @Murais
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    2610 months ago

    Put all your libertarian homies on watch. They’re grieving right now.

  • @Felemuso@feddit.deOP
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    910 months ago

    The definition of rape was broadened to “non-consensual sexual intercourse” from “forcible sexual intercourse”, aligning Japanese law’s definition with other countries.

    The legal age of consent, previously at only 13, has been raised to 16 years.

      • CIWS-30
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        410 months ago

        Not actually 13, that was only allowable if the other party is 17 or under.

        from the article:

        Previously, Japan had one of the lowest age of consent among developed nations. However, a person who has had sex with a minor aged 13 to 15 will be punished only if the person is five or more years older than the minor.

    • Slythra
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      410 months ago

      Finally no more weebs with their „WeLl AcTuAlLy ThE aGe Of CoNsEnT iN jApAn…“

    • @buhala@sopuli.xyz
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      310 months ago

      The difference functionally between those definitions is that if you didn’t fight back hard enough charging with rape wasn’t gonna happen. Plenty of rapists walked away free.

      • WalrusDragonOnABike
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        210 months ago

        Some states in the US still have marriage exceptions in the age of consent laws and some states still have laws allowing you get married at young ages with parents/judge approval iirc. Also several states that have some exceptions for some forms of marital rape. So not really surprising that other countries would also technically have laws like that. Definitely room for improvement in a lot of places…

      • grus
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        210 months ago

        Nonsense. It is quite literally impossible for humans to live that long. 6227020800 years? Are you kidding me? The oldest of us barely even make it to 100!

        • @groupofcrows@lemmy.ca
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          10 months ago

          you say its impossible but then your last sentence claims we can barely reach 9.3326215443944E+157… so which is it? j/k

          • grus
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            10 months ago

            Damn it. I didn’t even notice I did the same thing, hahahah

      • Eavolution
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        110 months ago

        From what I know though (and I could be wrong), that was sort of like the country wide minimum, however each prefecture had a higher one, so it actually wasn’t 13 anywhere.

    • Syltti
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      110 months ago

      13? I could’ve sworn it was already 16…

      • Maestro
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        110 months ago

        It was 13 if the age difference was less than 5 years, otherwise it was 16.