Waiton, Stuart, Fear
goes with the fences, 04/01/2002 Times Educational
Most of the teachers I speak to feel uncomfortable with the development of
prison camps once known as schools. Surely something must be done to stop the
future generation growing up to be even more paranoid.
L'Affaire Foley; GuideMagazine November 2006
A high-profile crusader for so-called "decency" and author and
co-sponsor of internet censorship legislation, Foley has made a career of
attacking those who engage in the same behavior he himself so lustily enjoys.
Judith, Dude, You've Got Problems; A New York Times Blog,
April 16, 2009
Early this month, Carl Joseph
Walker-Hoover, an 11-year-old boy from Springfield, Mass., hanged
himself after months of incessantly being hounded by his classmates for
Warren, Jennifer, Living with sex offender housing laws;
Los Angeles Times, November 1, 2006
"Probation and parole supervisors cannot effectively monitor . . . offenders who are living under bridges, in parking lots, in tents at
parks or at interstate truck stops,".
Despite such concerns, Iowa's Legislature has declined to overhaul the law. One member, Republican Sen. Larry
that "things may not be working the way we'd hoped." But in an
election year, he said, legislators would not support anything "making life easier for these pariahs."
Iowa is among about 20 states and hundreds of communities that have adopted rules governing where released sex felons may live.
and Sexual Abuse: An English Opinion, in:
Archives of Sexual Behavior, 12/1998
In view of the popular stereotype of priestly pederasts
chasing after choir boys and the many newspaper reports of scoutmasters and the
like "interfering" with boys under their care, the initial lack of
professional interest seems odd, but probably reflects a tradition that boys
should be able to look after themselves.
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What Ever Happened To Play?
22nd April 2001 [USA, source & Author unknown]
Theresa Collins lives next to a park, but her kids don't play there all that
often. For one thing, all three of her children lead busy lives, what with
school, piano lessons, soccer practice and the constant distraction of the home
computer. What's more, she fears that the park is dangerous. "I've heard of
people exposing themselves there," says Theresa, a 42-year-old
special-education teacher in Sarasota, Fla. And while she's not sure if the
scary stories are true, she would rather be safe than sorry, like so many other
contemporary parents. Her daughter Erica, 9, isn't allowed to visit the park
without her brother Christopher, 11, who wasn't permitted to play alone there
until about a month ago. As for Matthew, 16, who might have supervised
Christopher, he avoids the park by choice. He favors video games.
When a Picture is Worth a Thousand
Worries, Canada:, December 26th 2000
A recent child pornography case discussed in Canadian newspapers has serious
implications for everyone. Why? Let's look at the details first.
In February 2000, an Ottawa area man, Andrzej Mikuta, was charged with making
child pornography because of photos of his 4-year-old son. The Children's Aid
Society immediately removed his two children from his home. [...]
Young kids know that nudity is natural. They have fun doing ordinary
things in their homes without clothes on. But as soon as there is one private
picture of this, their parents become the worst criminals. They may immediately
lose their children, their job, their reputation -- long before any trial. They
are guilty until proven innocent. And to prove or sustain innocence, they must
undergo a humiliating psychological program.
Our culture has a phobia about unclothed bodies. [...]
The real perversion isn't nudity, it's fear and loathing of it.
White, Bill, 'Deliver Us From
Evil' is a heartbreaking look at broken trust; Seatle PI, November 10, 2006
"Deliver Us From Evil," a documentary on Father Oliver O'Grady, whose crimes as a sexual predator were covered up for nearly a
decade by the Catholic Church, is such a level-headed, even-handed treatment of a controversial subject that it makes most other
documentaries look like temper tantrums. [...]
The interviews with O'Grady are disturbingly candid. He sees his actions not as criminal, but as a mere compromising of priestly
ideals. [...] Berg films the families of the victims in real space. They are not
talking heads, but real people.
The Wichita Eagle, Legislature Didn't Get Jessica's Law Right;
Editorial, December 26, 2006
No bill enjoyed more attention, debate and, frankly, grandstanding from the 2006 Legislature than Jessica's Law.
[...] That should have meant its problems would be pre-emptively addressed before passage.
Wilson, Dan, Judge takes stand against sex offender registry;
Waupaca case raises underage-consent issue; Post-Crescent, May 4, 2006
A Waupaca County judge has ordered convicted sex offender Sam Roloff's name to be added to the state's sex offender registry,
but not until nearly 100 years have passed.
Circuit Judge Philip Kirk said the list, which now numbers more than 18,000 people, is rendered useless when it includes people like Roloff
who engaged in consensual sex with underage parties.
Two Sane Perspectives on Man-Boy Love, From Gay Community News (Boston),
December, 1983, Book Review pp. 1-8; Reviews of
Paul Wilson, Cassell Australia
Limited, North Ryde, New South Wales, Australia, 1981, 150pp., $12.00
The Man They Called A Monster,
The Sexual Aspect of Paedophile Relations, Theo Sandfort, PAN/Spartacus,
Amsterdam, 1982, 136pp., $12.50
Both books show the harm in the current blanket ban on any adult-child
relation involving sex. Whether society will come to see this as worse than
man-boy relations themselves will probably depend on whether
pederasts/pedophiles — and young people — are able to organize and right
for their rights.
Withers, Edwin, Victim of false paedophile slurs tells of his torment;
peterleemail.co.uk, 2nd August 2008
A FORMER miner has told how he contemplated suicide after being hounded
by rumour-mongers who branded him a paedophile. Edwin Withers says he has suffered years of physical and mental abuse
after a whispering campaign against him started eight years ago. Since the false rumours began, his marriage has broken down and close
friends have stopped talking to him.
Woo, Elaine, Vern
Bullough Obituary; Vern Bullough, 77; Prolific Author Was Scholar
of Sex History; Elaine Woo, LA Times,
July 2, 2006
Bullough, 77, who died of cancer June 21 at his Westlake Village home, eventually channelled his curiosity into a career as one of the most prolific scholars of sex, who wrote, co-wrote or edited nearly 50 books on topics ranging from prostitution to
Worden, Amy, Expanded Megan's Law offers wider information to parents;
Inquirer Harrisburg Bureau, Dec. 11, 2006
Under recent changes to Pennsylvania's Megan's Law, the state police Web site provides more information on thousands of registered sex
offenders. The site has been updated with the street address, municipality or prison where the registrant lives.
Abuse and Recovered Memory; in:
September/October, 2004, issue of Legal Affairs.
The accusations against Shanley rely on a psychological theory called
dissociated or repressed memory. [...] One of Ford's first therapists, Robert
Azrak, testified in a deposition that "there is no scientific basis"
for the type of recovered memories described in this case.
|Crisis of Faith;
Carnal Knowledge; The Nation, March 16, 2009 [An article about Father Paul
There was no evidence in the case, just a claim that
depended entirely on faith. Dr. Brown was in the courtroom to give it
the imprimatur of science.
"Decades of research and scientific debate have clarified over and over again that the notion of
traumatic events being somehow 'repressed' and later accurately recovered is one of the most pernicious bits of folklore ever to infect
psychology and psychiatry."
|The Passion Of Father Paul Shanley, in: Legal Affairs - date not mentioned. |
The criminal charges against Shanley, 73, are rooted in the "recovered
memories" of one man, Gregory Ford, whose claims, it now turns out, will
never be tested in court.
The accusations against Shanley rely on a psychological theory called
dissociated or repressed memory.