I'm seeing some appreciation for this letter since earlier this morning.
The "write a letter" series in The Guardian is itself interesting. They pay 25 pounds per published letter (about $40US) and have published 351 so far on many topics. Who knows how true these are, but the confessional or angry letter format have a real feel to them.
The letter that bfx posted here, whether true or not, should be put in a high school or middle school reader for class discussion. It would be a good research topic for a high school kid. What would happen in your state or province? Could this be a true account in this country?
I imagine you've all heard of the "yes means yes" movement, replacing the "no means no."
How old is a minor in your state province? Do people even know or just "hear" about age of consent. Here's something from the Canadian Justice Department:
For example, a 14 or 15 year old can consent to sexual activity with a partner as long as the partner is less than five years older and there is no relationship of trust, authority or dependency or any other exploitation of the young person. This means that if the partner is 5 years or older than the 14 or 15 year old, any sexual activity will be considered a criminal offence unless it occurs after they are married to each other (in accordance with the "solemnization" of marriage requirements that are established in each province and territory, governing how and when a marriage can be performed, including the minimum age at which someone may marry). If you are a young person reading this, you might want to check your local laws.
There is also a "close-in-age" exception for 12 and 13 year olds: a 12 or 13 year old can consent to sexual activity with another young person who is less than two years older and with whom there is no relationship of trust, authority or dependency or other exploitation of the young person.