There was an item on the television recently asking whether 16 year olds should have the vote, on the grounds that they can have sex, get married (with their parents permission) smoke and I believe they said drink too.
I have to admit the drinking one doesn’t sound quite right but as I’m so far past the age of being able to buy a drink in a pub, I’m almost coming round from the other end.
There was a suggestion that at 16 people were too immature to know what they were thinking with regard to voting and a young spokesperson was put forward to argue the case for the youth vote.
I believe the young lady put forward was called Katie Adsett who was arguing that at 16 she was more than mature enough to vote, however one doesn’t like to judge people on their appearance but we inevitably do and this young lady presented herself with a ring through her nose, a piercing through her eyebrow and one under her bottom lip and I believe she had her ear lobe stretched with a ring thingy.
Whether this look is the look of a immature young girl or that of a fully mature adult sufficiently old enough to get the vote, I will leave you to decide but I suspect in later years when she is older she may change her look.
I had thought she had done her case no favours when she argued that 16 year olds were old enough in law to have children, although whether one would be thought of as mature if you chose to have a child at 16 I couldn’t possibly say.