Abrams, Col, Michael Jackson had jab to curb sex urges for young boys;
The Mirror (UK), 9 August 2009
A doctor has revealed how he prescribed Michael Jackson a “chemical castration” drug to suppress his sexual urges towards under-age boys.
The Abuse of Power,
From UK Today (Date unknown)
TO JUDGE by much of the media you would think that paedophiles are the main and
constant danger to children. They are not.
Each year about 80 children are murdered - 73 of them will be killed by their
parents or close relatives. On average only seven children will die at the hands
of strangers, and only a couple of these will be motivated by sex.
In fact the stereotype of the 'dirty old man' is far from the truth
Abuse witch-hunt traps innocent in
a net of lies, November 26th 2000, author & source unknown.
Public alarm over paedophiles has led to a relentless 'trawl' for sex perverts.
David Rose and Gary Horne report on one man whose life was ruined when he fell
victim to the wave of panic.
A well documented case to put in your archive for the next article you'll
Adler, Amy, The
Perverse Law Of Child Pornography, The
Columbia Law Review March, 2001 [External link]
In this Article I raise questions about the censorship imposed by
child pornography laws. I argue that these laws, intended to protect children from sexual
exploitation, threaten to reinforce the very problem they attack. The legal tool
that we designed to liberate children from sexual abuse threatens to enslave us
all, by constructing a world in which we are enthralled - anguished, enticed,
bombarded - by the spectacle of the sexual child.
Agro, Brittanny & Ruffins, Ebonne, Branded for life;
Children's advocates oppose Illinois law requiring juvenile sex offender registry;
Medill News Service, 9 December 2006
While juveniles were responsible for at least 26 percent of all Cook County sex crimes in 2005, a law that requires juvenile offenders to
register with local authorities lacks support among children's advocates.
Aleccia, Jonel, The
threat of child abuse typically lurks close to home; Spokesman Review,
April 8, 2007
While popular perception warns of "stranger danger" and urges society to protect children from outsiders, law enforcement experts and advocates for abused children say the real threat most often lurks close to home.
Nearly 85 percent of abused children are hurt by a parent acting alone or with another person, according to the federal Child Welfare Information Gateway. That includes about 80 percent of sexual abuse cases and nearly 90 percent of
Amiel, Barbara, Question the legislation, not the
Times, March 1988
Legislating against a state of mind and people's individual sexual fantasies
seems to me tyrannical. In the era of permissiveness, prostitutes plied their
wares, homosexual behaviour was glamourized and magazines lauded fantasy and
experimentation. Now, after the tyranny of the libertines, the pendulum is
swinging back to the tyranny of the conservatives. I think it would be rather a
relief to have no tyranny in this area at all.
Anarchist U, A
course: Terror & Sexuality - The
announcement of a course given by Anarchist U in Toronto, Canada. The
announcement gives some thoughts and relevant questions, as well a list of
Anderson, James D., How To Survive in Prison as an Innocent Man Convicted of a Sex Crime; ITP Forensics Journal, Volume 9, Numbers 3/4, Summer/Fall, 1997
This article includes some strong views that may be surprising and challenging. We have chosen to publish it because
we believe prisoners have a right to seek interaction with those outside
the prison walls.
We also believe there are many innocent men and women in prison who are wrongly convicted of sex offenses. They too, have a
right to stand up for their innocence.
Bill, Consent and playing with marbles.
Andriette, Bill, Into the
Wilderness, Homosexuality & the massacre, The Guide, June 1999
About the Littleton school shootings
Andriette, Bill, The Guide Interviews
Camille Paglia; Has the gay movement turned down the wrong path? Bill
Andriette talks with Paglia about sex, violence, gay bashing, and liberation.
The Guide, January 1999
She says "Contemporary gays who try to distance themselves from this issue
of boy-love are in effect committing cultural suicide. They're cutting
themselves from all the highest achievements of gay men..... Because I am a
woman, and therefore I cannot be charged with man-boy love, I felt I had a moral
obligation - and I don't recognize morality in most areas of life - a moral
obligation to speak out against this kind of persecution in puritan Protestant
culture, this persecution of a sensibility that as far as I can see has been
intertwined with the highest achievements of art and intellect since the period
of classical Athens."
Andriette, Bill, Castrating
the Church; At root, the priest sex hysteria is about extinguishing the male;
Gay & Lesbian Review, Boston, 2002 [short version] & The Guide, August
2002 [full text]
Behind the talk of rooting out "pedophiles" and punishing
"abuse," the priest-sex scandal is about extinguishing the male. Not
literally of course -- though bio-engineering raises doubts about the future of
the sexes, with the male the most efficient to eliminate. Rather the priest
scandal is about extinguishing the male psychologically and symbolically. It is
about de-legitimizing male moral and political authority, of which the Catholic
church is exemplar. It is about subjecting males, based on their sex and
sexuality, to a reign of terror and damnation of Biblical proportions. It is
about obstructing the underground homo-social processes by which boys become
men. If the Catholic church facilitated the castration of thousands boys for its
choirs over the centuries, this scandal is a further step toward reducing entire
generations in the West to neutered totalitarian subjects.
APA Statement, June 2003:
Oseran, Laurie, American
Psychiatric Association Statement: Diagnostic Criteria for Pedophilia; www.psych.org,
June 17, 2003
Pedophilia, included in the American Psychiatric Association Diagnostic and
Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) since 1968, continues to be
classified as a mental disorder.
Appleton, Josie, Losing
touch; The Guardian, February 9, 2005
With teachers and carers no longer allowed to offer comforting hugs - or even
put on a plaster, their relationship with the children they look after is
suffering, writes Josie Appleton.
Comforting a child when they're upset, putting a plaster on them, changing their
wet pants - all these everyday ways in which adults care for young children are
now seen as suspect.
touch those kids! - spiked-online, February 28, 2006
New research reveals
why teachers and childcare workers now avoid putting a plaster on a child's leg
- even though they know the rules are ridiculous. [...]
Some staff realise that they are poisoning their relationship with their
charges, and depriving kids of the care and attention they need. One special
school, with children as young as five, generally only touched when it was
strictly necessary and avoided 'caring touching'.
Arehart-Treichel, Joan, Pedophilia Often in
Headlines, But Not in Research Labs Clinical & Research News, May 19, 2006,
Volume 41, Number 10, page 37
Since the average age of child molesters in the United States is 13
years, helping families identify
adolescents who have fantasies about sexually molesting children might help keep those adolescents from acting on their
Arlidge, Carleen R., President of California Attorneys For Criminal
in opposition to Proposition
83; February 14, 2006.
This proposition is another Jessica's Law style violent sex offender law.
Proposition 83 would cost taxpayers an estimated $500 million but will not increase our childrens safety. Instead, by diluting law
enforcement resources, the initiative would actually reduce most childrens security while increasing the danger for those most at
Arndt, Bettina, Panic rules reality in child
abuse debate, Sydney Morning
Herald, 19 March 2002
[..] We have been led by the nose by zealots of all persuasions - from
arch-conservatives, self-claimed sexual healers to anti-male crusaders - who
played on parental fears to create a panic about sexual offenders, exaggerating
their threat to society. [...]
Associated Press, Ruling won't damage sex offender law;
9 November 2006
Supporters of a ballot initiative that slaps tough restrictions on paroled sex offenders say a judge's ruling against
parts of it won't dilute its effectiveness.
A federal judge on Wednesday blocked provisions of Proposition 83 prohibiting sex offenders from living within 2,000 feet of schools
or parks. The ruling said that and other restrictions in the measure are punitive and cannot be applied retroactively to the state's
roughly 90,000 registered sex offenders. Voters overwhelmingly approved the Jessica's Law initiative in Tuesday's election.
Associated Press, Key Kansas lawmaker: Proposal on sex offenders 'a bad deal';
November 16, 2006
Proposals for keeping sex offenders from living close to schools or day-care centers may appear attractive
politically, but they won't protect children, a key legislator said Thursday.
Associated Press, Priest In Boston Clergy Scandal Denied New Trial;
November 27, 2008
One of the central figures in Boston's clergy sex abuse scandal [Paul
lost his bid for a new trial yesterday when a judge ruled a victim's repressed memories were rightly used against the