A 16-year-old girl approached her teacher and burst into tears.
Girl: I was raped.
Teacher: By whom?
Girl: By someone whom I thought was my friend!
Teacher: Where is he now? Have you reported this to the police? Has there been any action taken already?
Girl: Yes, I have. We learned it isn't possible to charge a minor with a crime.
Teacher: Oh, he's a minor?
Girl: He's only 17 and that's why he's walking free instead of suffering behind bars for what he did to me! This nation has such stupid laws!
Girl: Why can a minor not be charged with a crime? Isn't it possible for someone below 18 to commit the same things their environment influences them to?
Teacher: It is. It really is.
Girl: Is crime exclusive to those of legal age?
Teacher: No, it's not. You're...
Girl: Damn it! Rape isn't some small, ignorable thing! Rape is rape! Be the perpetrators 15, 16, 17, or freaking 88-years-old, the law should do something to serve justice for its victims!
Teacher: You're right.
Girl: They should be able to do something about situations like mine!
Teacher: Stop talking.
They both went silent for about a minute.
Teacher: He raped you. Yes, he raped you and the government doesn't seem like it could do something about it. Well, STAB HIM! Don't kill him, though. Just stab him and make him bleed. Make it hurt. If they couldn't do anything about your rape case, who's to say they could do anything if you resort to physical retribution? So, yes. Go ahead. STAB HIM!
I'm not, in any way, advocating the teacher's suggestion. Violence is never a solution to anything.
-The message I want to convey here is one that encourages SENSIBLE legal reforms.