i have given up on writing thought-provoking pieces, so here are two stories about sex:
Underaged prostitution is now legal in California:
CBS Sacramento reports that space cadet Governor Jerry Brown signed SB1322 into law on Tuesday. Among other things, this bill exempts minors from the current California prostitution laws. In other words, a person under the age of 18 can no longer be arrested for violating prostitution laws that apply to adults.
Existing law makes it a crime to solicit or engage in any act of prostitution. Existing law makes it a crime to loiter in any public place with the intent to commit prostitution. This bill would make the above provisions inapplicable to a child under 18 years of age who is alleged to have engaged in conduct that would, if committed by an adult, violate the above provisions.
And babies can now have three genetic parents:
The world has welcomed its first baby born through a new technique which incorporates DNA from three parents.
It was revealed by New Scientist on Tuesday that Abrahim Hassan was born in April to Jordanian parents Ibtisam Shaban and Mahmoud Hassan, but his DNA also includes some from a donor.
Shaban, the infant’s mother, carries the genes for Leigh syndrome, a fatal disorder which causes the central nervous system to fail. There are a total of 37 genes with this syndrome, found in mitochondrial DNA. Separate from the majority of DNA, mitochondria are genetic materials passed down from mothers and create energy which cells can use.
Welcome to the behavioral sink, kids. And remember: if you can do it to a rat, you can do it to a human: