One of the advantages of being "old" is that young people think you cannot hear them.
Truth be told, that is often the case.
However, a few days ago I happened to overhear some young guys speculating about a Libertarian fantasy where non-consensual sex was not a crime.
I don't think the boys were inherently evil. I think they were exploring ideas using words as young adults often do.
Unfortunately, it occurred to me after-the-fact that a universe where non-consensual sex is not a crime will also be a universe that encourages fathers, brothers, husbands and boyfriends to avenge their wimmin's honor by killing the person who forced himself upon her.
Seen through that lens, laws regarding rape and sexual assault are more about protecting the perp than it is about protecting their future victims.
Imagine a world where a perp must always worry about picking up 115 grains of hot lead in the back of his head. Maybe not today. Maybe not this week or this year. But it is coming. Suddenly, that Libertarian fantasy might not seem like such a great idea.