Fair enough. Still, what does that entail?
When I was 12 years old, I had my own bank account (kids could have bank accounts then), do my homework autonomously, handle social situations, travel the bus and train on my own, engage in commerce.
Should I have been granted adult fully autonomous status, free of any external authority outside of those that adults are already beholden to?
I’m curious with your thoughts on this because I was once heavily involved in “rights of kids/teens” on the early Internet (1990-1995); I created a mailing list that ended up with thousands of members online, and we discussed these issues back then, 20-25 years ago and made comparisons as one of the discussion topics.
It’s unfortunate the archives were wiped although I have a FEW copies of some of the discussions.
[I passed the ownership of group on to a 14 yr old homeschooled Alaskan girl and a Legal Advocate for children and Uni professor from Australia in ’95 once I was 23 and we had gone through the same circle of discussion topics several dozen times,and it ran a few more years without me]
Anyway, I’m curious to your thoughts on this.