An 13 year old 8th Grader in Maryland is being charged with second-degree assault for kissing a girl as part of a dare.

Is this really a criminal offense now?  For boys to kiss girls?  What happened to the girls just being able to slap a boy for being too forward, or tell him to stop and go away and that be the end of it?  I understand our society has changed over the years, but this is asinine to escalate to this extreme.