16 Things That Are Technically Legal but Still Gives People the Ick

The laws of the land tell us what we can and can’t do as a society. But that doesn’t always mean everyone agrees with what is legal and what is not. One person on a popular internet forum wondered, “What is considered technically legal but still gives you the ick?”

Things That Are Technically Legal but Still Gives People the Ick

1. Child Beauty Pageants In the U.S., child beauty pageants are legal nationwide, making many people uneasy. The biggest issue many have with child pageants is the sexualization of young girls.

2. Child Marriages Did you know child marriages are legal in 43 out of 50 U.S. states? In 20 legal states, children can marry adults with a simple waiver from their parents. Many commenters find child marriage disturbing because kids cannot consent.

3. Mommy Vloggers and Family YouTube Channels Some families take to YouTube to find fame by exploiting their children online. Users agreed that using kids as entertainment to gain views online harms their development.

4. Harvesting Personal Data On the internet, your data could be more secure. In fact, tech companies across the country are allowed to harvest a certain amount of data for their own mysterious uses.

5. Limited Restrictions on Political Campaign Funding Politicians face minimal restrictions when it comes to campaign funding. Many commenters claim that it’s hard to avoid corruption in politics when this is the case.

6. Using “Barely Legal” to Advertise Adult Films If you visit just about any adult film site, you will find tags like “teen” and “barely legal” advertising adult films that specifically try to make it look like an adult is a child.

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