You'd be surprised which things are still legal in certain parts of the world. Did you know that child marriage is still very much a thing in multiple countries? Oh, and believe it or not, it happens a lot in the United States, too. (Not that you're shocked by anything coming out of the United States these days...)

That might be more on the extreme end, but you'd be surprised to discover what other things are still technically on the books or are still regarded as "acceptable" even though society's tastes and norms continue to evolve.

After Redditor cabin_neighbor asked the online community, "What should be illegal but strangely isn't?" people weighed in.


"There are a lot of laws..."

It's not illegal to film up a woman's skirt in some places of the US. There are a lot of laws that haven't caught up to current technology. Like, things that should clearly be illegal but the law hasn't had time to be written and passed yet, or it "hasn't come up."

blankcanvascartwheel

"I don't mind tips..."

Paying employees a wage underlegal limits because the employees get "tips" so the companies can justify not paying their employee. I don't mind tips and think they should be considered a bonus. I f****** hate relying on and occasionally asking cusomers for extra money I should be getting paid already.

itachiman95

"To me, it's just baffling..."

Stealthing is still not illegal anywhere in the United States. To me, it's just baffling that there aren't specific laws against it.

Basically, if a woman consents to protected sex using a condom, the guy could take it off and finish before she knows he's doing it, with no legal repercussions.

anythingistrump

"People just see them..."

Abuse of non mammalian or avian animals on social media platforms, the amount of clear animal abuse against fish reptiles and amphibians on social media is insane. People just see them as "different" even though some reptiles are theorized to be more intelligent than some birds and mammals with data backing it up.

Nick-Animal-Guy

"If I have to buy a seat..."

Deconstructed airline pricing. If I have to buy a seat after buying a ticket, what have they sold me? It's false advertising used to manipulate fare databases.

Fenius_Farsaid

"The excessively high cost..."

The excessively high cost of a college education in America. It's insane!

blackblondes10

"If somebody thinks..."

Radio ads with emergency sirens and car horns in them, because they pose a danger on the road. If somebody thinks they're being honked at, they might slam on the brakes or hit the gas when it's unsafe to do so.

They should also ban radio ads with alarm clocks, crying babies, and song-based solicitations for car donations, for the sake of everyone's sanity.

theshoegazer

"Gerrymandering..."

Gerrymandering and many other political practices designed to inhibit people's rights.

Fleshy1537

"They control the fiscal policy..."

Private banks effectively controlling the U.S. Federal Reserve. They control the fiscal policy of the entire country and are printing free money for themselves, all of which fall on the tax payers. When they still manage to go bankrupt, don't worry they just get a huge bailout package, so they can pay themselves giant bonuses. It is absurd.

nomdeguerre_50

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