Whom Do Age of Consent Laws Really Protect?

Why 16?

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The Cut
Aug 2 · 6 min read

By Lux Alptraum

When The New Yorker published a profile of the lawyer and academic Alan Dershowitz, it likely did not intend to spark a spirited debate about the age of consent. But when a stray comment about an op-ed Dershowitz penned in the nineties advocating for a reduced age of consent led to that op-ed surfacing on Twitter, Dershowitz felt

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