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Originally posted on ANU.
If we were to put aside our case for non-contact pedophile rights - just for a moment, how many adverse consequences could we list for society in general? I almost considered grafting extra fingers to count them all. In this half of my post, I consider the negative impacts on Children:
On May 5, 2008, the BBC broadcast an edition of ‘Am I normal?’ on the subject of sex, presented by the media-friendly clinical psychologist Tanya Byron. It included an interview with a pedophile; an ‘out’ (but non-practising) girl-lover, who has been bravely campaigning for wider acceptance of child-love and for the abolition of age-of-consent laws […]
At http://www.ipce.info/library_3/files/fink_baus_91.htm David Finkelhor says this:
Ultimately, I do continue to believe that the prohibition on adult-child sexual contact is primarily a moral issue. While empirical findings have some relevance they are not the final arbiter. The social judgment that slavery is reprehensible would not have been challenged by empirical findings that some slaves felt positively […]
…Daniel Lièvre’s rebuttal of AMC’s March 13 article for Absolute Zero (an anti-pedophile organisation).
The article concerned appears to be an attempt to use cherry-picked and unsupported medical literature to (illegitimately) justify the current trend of intense hatred directed towards minor attracted persons - a group, it appears, taxonomically confused with child sex offenders and generalised […]
Our ‘culture’ consists of the knowledge and values transmitted by our language. In the process of learning language, we learn the meanings that other people have ascribed to particular words and phrases.
“When I use a word,” Humpty Dumpty said in a rather scornful tone, “it means just what I choose it to mean – neither […]
Anyone familiar with Jodorowsky’s ‘El Topo‘, will vividly recall the opening scene, in which El Topo leads his son, naked on horseback, into the desert. There, he instructs him to bury his first toy and a photo of his mother. “You are seven years old”, he tells him, “You are a man”.
This is inconceivable […]
“The Rind Report”…
…Do you know what it was about?…
It was published in the highly prestigious Psychological Bulletin (a publication of the American Psychological Association)…All published research, must go through comprehensive peer review, and be cleared as sound, before it goes to the press…
…so, there must have been something honest, and of value, in it…else, it […]
The infamous slogan of the title is said to be the motto of the René Guyon Society. Here, I outline an argument (independent of Guyon’s doctrines) that demonstrates its – naturally theoretical – appropriateness in modern society.
The argument needs a background context. It is essentially this: the existing social order is based upon exploitation in […]
Today, participating in another debate on child sexuality, responding for the so-manieth time to the ‘argument’ that children cannot consent to sex because they do not understand it as adults do, I was struck with an insight that, while not strictly new, I had so far not realised the full significance of.
Quoted here is the […]
As you can see in http://oma.home.pages.de/1.Beschluss.pdf I did not provide sufficient proof to the judges that my scientific work on Wikipedia was indeed of high enough quality to be copyright-protected. But I celebrate this first defeat as a victory since the case has been accepted and the required proof should be deliverable.