15,700 statutory rapes reported to U.S. law enforcement agencies in 2000:
News stories of young men sent to prison for statutory rape:
Levine, Harmful to Minors, University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis, 2002. pp. 68-70.
Age of menarche has fallen over the past 150 years:
Early laws governing age of consent
Droit du seigneur:
Juliet looking forward to losing her virginity:
Romeo and Juliet. Act 3, Scene 2, Lines 10-16.
The white slavery panic
Berkowitz, Eric. Sex and Punishment: Four Thousand Years of Judging Desire. Counterpoint Press, Berkeley, CA, 2012. Pp. 332-337, 350-356, 384-385.
D’Emilio, J. and E. Freedman. Intimate Matters: A History of Sexuality in America. Harper and Row, NY, 1988, p. 153.
Levine, J. Harmful to Minors: The Perils of Protecting Children from Sex. University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis, 2002. Pp. 30, 82, 88.
Walkowitz, J. Prostitution and Victorian Society: Women, Class, and the State. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 1980. p 17.
One in five maidservants bore their employers’ children:
D’Emilio, J. and E.B. Freedman. Intimate Matters: A History of Sexuality in America. Harper & Row, NY, 1988 pp. 12-14, 43.
Levine, J. Harmful to Minors, p. xxix.
Statues governing child marriage
Efforts to change child-marriage laws
Foderado, L. “It’s Legal for 14-YTear-Olds to Marry. Cuomo Disapproves.” New York Times, March 14, 2017.
Kristof, N. “’It Was Forced on Me:’ Child Marriage in the U.S.,” New York Times, May 28, 2017.
Cougar-cub sex: Is it child sex abuse?
Alarie, M. “Sleeping with Younger Men: Women’s Accounts of Sexual Interplay in Age-Hypogamous Intimate Relationships,” Journal of Sex Research (2019) 22:1.
Hines, D.A. and D. Finelhor. “Statutory Sex Crime Relationships Between Juveniles and Adults: A Review of Social Scientific Research,” Aggression and Violent Behavior (2007) 12:300.
Trantham, S.M. “Male Psychological Adjustment Related to Early Sexual Experiences: Childhood Sex Abuse,” Ph.D. dissertation. 1999.