Archive for the 'Personalities' Category
I notice the Pope has just apologised for sexual abuse by catholic priests in Australia, though one lobby group has complained about the fact that he did not apologise to any of the victims in person, as apparently he did in the U.S.
Why have so many priests been caught ‘interfering’ with children in various parts […]
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 […]
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 […]
Isn’t it funny how Wikipedia will allow unpaid volunteers to spend hours constructing an article, only to let some bureaucratic administrator purge it because no one could link a source?
David Thorstad, American political activist and author, has been a prominent member of the gay rights movement since the 1970s, and was a founding member of […]