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Bennari, Latifa,

La Fin d'un silence; Pédophilie : une approche différente, 2003 
Puisse ce livre œuvrer dans le sens d’une plus grande humanité et d’une meilleure prévention de la maltraitance sexuelle ! 

The End of a Silence; Pedophilia: a different approach, 2003
[Translation in English by Ipce's webmaster]
"I hope this book may help to reach a more humane approach to, and a better prevention of sexual abuse!"

Synopsis [En français]

Review of 
Dean, Vice & Janus, Eric S., Failure to Protect - America 's Sexual Predator Laws And the Rise of the Preventive State  
In his new book, Vice Dean and Professor Eric S. Janus exposes the broad threat to civil liberties inherent in today's aggressive "sexual predator" legislation. 

Beautiful Children; Charles Bock; Random House, 417 pp., $25: 
Franklin, Ruth, Depravity's Rainbow
; The New Republic Published: Wednesday, May 07, 2008 
The majority of missing children are runaways. 
Why do children disappear? This is one of the preoccupations of Bock's novel. Beautiful Children has been discussed as a novel about runaways. But it is also, even more darkly and more importantly, a novel about pornography and prostitution, those twin pillars that together support what is euphemistically known as the "adult entertainment industry."

Review of
Brody, Hugh, The People's Land; Inuit, Whites and the Eastern Arctic, (Penguin Books 1975) Douglas & McIntyre, 1991 paperback edition, 272 pp.: 

Sharpe, Robin, The teacher who liked to make love to boys; A Book Review; 2006 
Brody wrote THE PEOPLE'S LAND in the seventies before the current hysteria about man/boy sex had become pervasive. In his book he hardly mentions sex again as he explores how the Inuits and the Whites see themselves and each other. 
He uses the story about the teacher who liked to make love with boys as an illustration of the differences in perception and lack of communication between the arrogant Whites and the reticent Inuit. 

Burgess, Melvin, Doing It; Andersen Press
Two book reviews:

Frean, Alexandra, Charities criticise sexually explicit children's novel; The Times [UK]. March 29, 2003
A CHILDREN’S novel containing graphic depictions of sex between a boy and his woman teacher and stamped with the words “warning: explicit content” is causing controversy even before it has gone on sale. 

Fine, Anne, Should Doing It be published by a children's imprint? Saturday March 29, 2003, The Guardian 
All of the publishers who have touched this novel should be deeply ashamed of themselves. Astonishingly, they are almost all female.

Dekadon, M. G.,  (2002), DAS PROTOKOLL - Die Vernehmung und Überführung von  Zielperson 
Dear Gentlemen, as a German I dare to address you attention in my meager English to a new book. As the author of "Das Protokoll", I want to let you know its appearance  at  Kontrast-Verlag in these days. From a professional point  of view (I am Psychologist), the book reflects some hysteric and abusive  aspects of present  discussion about "pedofilia" in Western Society.

Downey, Rod, The Moralist, a novel < >
Fifty-year-old "spin doctor" Red Rover volunteers for a creative writing mentoring program and falls in love with his twelve-year-old protege Jonathan. Over the next year and a half, as their relationship and the boy matures, Red becomes outraged by the witch-hunt hysteria gripping the nation. When his best friend's house is burned, he decides to act, even if it means threatening his love for Jonathan

Interview with the author on a .wmv file

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s super ped! Rod Downey, The Moralist, A review by Tom O'Carroll  

Jones, Arnold Wayne, Dallas author Rod Downey treads shaky ground with new novel about older man and young boy - The dangerous topic of pederasty; Dallas Voice, 2002
As I read about the ideas espoused by Rod Downey in preparation for our interview, [...]

Hower, Billy, The Moralist: Apology or empathy for pederasty? In: Celebrate! 
"Man-boy-love" are three words most people do not like to see strung together. The Moralist is a novel about a man’s crusade to change public hostility toward boy-lovers. The author, Rod Downey, has the same goal. [...]
The book argues that consensual sex between adults and minors is usually a positive experience for the youth. [...] He argues that society’s hysterical reactions cause the most harm. [...] In spite of my agreements with some of the author’s thesis, I have reservations about the power relationship between the lovers. [...]
The Moralist is worth reading because it brings much needed light to a subject generally considered taboo.

Gerassi, John, see
Mackey, Thomas C.,  "Review of John Gerassi, The Boys of Boise: Furor, Vice, and Folly in an American City," H-Urban, H-Net Reviews, May, 2002.  

Review of
Giroux, Henry A., Stealing Innocence: corporate culture's war on children, 9.99
Childhood is a social construction as well as a biological process. Parents, increasingly backed up by the state, have always tended to raise children in the light of what they believe others will expect of them in later life, with such expectations varying according to family wealth and prevailing cultural and economic norms.

Greer, Germaine, The Boys:
About The Boys, AAP, January 24, 2003 
Feminist icon Germaine Greer expects to be branded a pedophile after writing a new book challenging conventional views on child pornography.
Greer, 63, says The Boy, which looks at male children in Western art, is about reclaiming the right of women to enjoy the beauty of boys.

Hammel-Zabin, Dr. Amy, Conversations with a Pedophile, 2003
Two book reviews.
Conversations With a Pedophile is a landmark book. It is the first time the uncensored voice of a pedophile will be heard.

Hood, Lynley, A City Possessed, The Christ-church Civic Crèche Case, Lynley Hood, Longacre Press, NZ$59.95, 2001:

Chrisholm, Donna, Book sparks call to pardon Ellis, Sunday Star Times September 30 2001 page1
AN AUTHOR who has spent seven years researching the Peter Ellis case has called for the government to pardon Ellis and set up a commission of inquiry into the criminal justice system.
Lynley Hood's long-awaited book A City Possessed, on the Christchurch Civic Crèche case which saw Ellis sentenced to 10 years' jail in 1993 for sexually abusing seven children, concludes he was innocent - the victim of a city's moral panic.
She says her investigation gave her "shock after shock" as she realised the scale of the flaws in the criminal justice system - and the flimsiness of the prosecution case.

Chrisholm, Donna, Ellis in blunderland; A new book on the Peter Ellis case concludes he was the innocent victim of a city in the grip of mass hysteria; Sunday Star Times, New Zealand, September 30 2001 Page C5
OPEN Lynley Hood's latest book like an onion and peel back layer after layer of injustice. Read it and weep. Put the cops in the Peter Ellis case on trial, along with the sex abuse industry, social welfare and the judiciary and return the verdicts. Guilty, guilty, guilty.
And Ellis? Convict him of having a big mouth and long fingernails. But sexually abusing kids? No way.

Lanning, Kenneth V, Child Molesters: A Behavioral Analysis For Law-Enforcement Officers Investigating the Sexual Exploitation of Children by Acquaintance Molesters, Fourth Edition September 2001

Levine, Justine, Harmful for Minors, The Perils of Protecting Children from Sex, 
Harmful to Minors will make a much needed and significant intervention into discussions of children's sexuality, adult fears and irrationality about the same, and about the moral, political, and public health risks of failing to come to grips with this culture's anxiety and ignorance about children's erotic desires and needs. This work is extraordinarily informed and wittily incisive—in addition to academics and professionals, our hope is that this book will engage adult and perhaps teen readers, and be reassuring to parents.


Overview of the book

About this book 

Excerpt of: The Pedophile: The Myth 

Excerpt of: CENSORSHIP, The Sexual Media and the Ambivalence of Knowing



'Harmful to Minors' - The perils of protecting children from sex.

Lecture about the book of Judith Levine, Harmful for Minors, The perils of protecting children from sex, 2001. By Frans Gieles
Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 1 November 2002, Study conference 'Aljen Klamer group', Paul' s Church, "Abuse by definition? Image and reality"  



Burning a Book Before It's Printed, By Eloquence, Sun Apr 7th, 2002,

Burning a book before it's printed, overview & quotes, Ipce newsletter E 13, june 2002

Bronski, Michael, The kids are alright, April 2002
Judith Levine’s new book calls for honest debate about children and sexuality. She’s hit the right’s gag reflex.

Nathan, Debbie, The Taboos of Touch, AlterNet, April 18, 2002

Lerner, Sharon, Kids' Sexuality Finds a Champion -- and Conservatives Attack Underage and Under Siege, in: The Village Voice, Week of July 3 - 9, 2002
[..] Drawing on social science and history, Levine makes a strong case that the denial of sexuality is the true cause of harm to minors. [..] Harmful to Minors' most important contribution is tying that protective impulse to adults' deep-rooted discomfort with their own sexuality.

Levine, Judith, A Question of Abuse, Mother Jones, July/August 1996
An influential group of therapists is promoting a new scare: children who molest other children. Those who question the murky evidence are said to be in denial. But it is the kids, taken from home and given intense therapy, who might be sufferering the most.

Levine, Judith, The Romance a Teenage Camper Couldn't Have Today Summer of Love, in: Village Voice, Week of July 3 - 9, 2002

O'Keefe, Mark, Some in mainstream contend certain cases of adult-minor sex should be acceptable, Newhouse News Service, Star Tribune [Minneapolis, Minnesota], March 26, 2002

O'Carroll, Tom, Review of JUDITH LEVINE: HARMFUL TO MINORS, University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis, 2002 (Published on the www, July 2002)
No book I know of on child sexuality or paedophilia has been so trumpeted or traduced in advance as Judith Levine's Harmful to Minors. Months ahead of publication it was being denounced as "evil" by right-wing Christian fundamentalists, and high-level political pressure was heaped onto the University of Minnesota Press to abandon the project.

Q and A with Judith Levine, the author of Harmful to Minors: The Perils of Protecting Children from Sex

Rosin, Hanna, Lust Busters, The perils of protecting adults from protecting children from sex,, june 2002 

Flanders, Laura; The Risks of 'Protection': Panic Over Youthful Sexuality Endangers Kids
Review of Judith Levine's book "Harmful for Minors".
Short report about the attacks of the Religious Right.
Levine's book is not dangerous, but there are dangers out there -- dangers that ravage at least as many lives as the pedophiles the cultish Concerned Women want everyone to worry about.
We as a society are way too quick to see aggression, molestation and outright deviance in healthy expressions of youthful sexuality -- and way too quick to shame, criminalize and patholologize healthy children for making all sorts of sexual explorations that are just part of their natural development. - Says Levine.



Levine, Judith: 
What's harmful?
Harmful to Minors is a controversial book that examines our cultural 
attitudes towards childhood sexuality; April 23, 2002, Judith Levine radio interview transcript. 

[Levine:] " The fact is that teenagers have sexual lives, and that a fair number of them, probably millions every day, are actually involved in what would legally be called statutory rape situations. Most kids, you know, if that were so harmful, we would see a lot more sexual misery among teenagers. So, my tendency would be to look at this from a child welfare standard rather than a kind of criminal standard." [...]
[Interesting are the frequent interruptions of Mr Rober Kight, from a conservative organization. Knight:]
" I think it's morally evil to encourage children to masturbate, because it gives them a false sense of what sexuality is about. " [...]
{Levine:] " I think one of the main points of my book is, let's listen to young people about their real lives. [...] We need to listen to kids and not just tell them what they think and what they feel [...].  

David Marr,
The Henson Case -Australia: 
Craven, Peter, No nudes today, zealots rule, OK? - The Age; October 6, 2008 
The photographs by Henson, subjected to the most intense scrutiny by the highest authorities, in a context of aggravated moral panic and revulsion, have been cleared of any taint of pornography, quite apart from artistic merit. 
The opposite viewpoint has no legal basis and is socially deranged because it assumes the only non-family motive for ever taking photos of children must be perverted.
This falls into precisely the trap of sexualising children that the campaigners so fear.
It's sick, and it has to be resisted. 

Mackey, Thomas C.,  "Review of John Gerassi, The Boys of Boise: Furor, Vice, and Folly in an American City," H-Urban, H-Net Reviews, May, 2002.  Introduction 
< >
When this volume first appeared in 1966, it fit the liberal times. Its sneering tone at mainstream United States culture reflected the East coast author's superior attitude of knowing what was best for the population of far-away Boise, Idaho. His goal was to inflict heterosexual guilt on the locality, to impugn the character and motivations of the local elites and the established Idaho social order, and to force social change onto a "backward" area of the country. As such, The Boys of Boise is a cultural relic of the social liberalism of the 1960s. 

O'Carroll, Tom, Paedophilia, the Radical Case, 1980 (External link)
Considering the passions the subject generates, there are surprisingly few books on paedophilia. It may be that some 'professionals' - psychiatrists, criminologists and the like - are reluctant to express too great an interest for fear of being thought prurient, or self-interested. Their contribution tends to be confined to articles in specialist journals, or the odd page or two in huge textbooks on 'abnormal' psychology.
Except covertly, in novels and poems, there have been few contributions from paedophiles either, for the very good reason that being an 'out' paedophile in our society is a hazardous business. In any case the taboo against paedophilia has rendered it literally 'unspeakable' (hence 'unwriteable') except when referred to in the most denunciatory terms.
I am a paedophile, and in the chapters that follow it will become apparent why I have felt it necessary to crash through the barriers of societal disapproval by speaking out.

Ree, Frank van, Pedofilie; een controversiële kwestie. Analyse van een maatschappelijk vraagstuk

A new call to think critically, Book review by Chris, The Netherlands, Taken from Koinos # 31 (2001 # 3; with one paragraph added
In April 2001, the Dutch psychiatrist Frank van Ree published the book Pedofilie; een controversiële kwestie. Analyse van een maatschappelijk vraagstuk (Pedophilia: a controversial issue. Analysis of a social problem).
Van Ree starts out by asserting that the media present a one-sided picture of "sex with children and young persons", and moreover, that they are poorly informed about the terminology used in these matters.

Ein neuer Ansatz zu einer Nuancierung; Buchbesprechung; Chris, Niederlande, Koinos Magazine No. 31
Der niederländische Psychiater Frank van Ree hat im April 2001 sein neuestes Buch Pedofilie; een controversiële kwestie. Analyse van een maatschappelijk vraagstuk (Pädophilie; ein kontroverses Thema. Analyse einer gesellschaftlichen Frage) vorgelegt. Van Ree stellt zunächst die These auf, dass die Medien ein einseitiges Bild von ‘Sex mit Kindern und Jugendlichen’ vermittelten und obendrein über die einschlägige Terminologie schlecht informiert seien. 

Review of
Robson, Catherine, Men in Wonderland: The Lost Girlhood of the Victorian Gentleman 
Fascination with little girls pervaded Victorian culture. For many, girls represented the true essence of childhood or bygone times of innocence; but for middle-class men, especially writers, the interest ran much deeper. In *Men in Wonderland*, Catherine Robson explores the ways in which various nineteenth-century British male authors constructed girlhood, and analyzes the nature of their investment in the figure of the girl. In so doing, she reveals the link between the idealization of little girls and a widespread fantasy of male development -- a myth suggesting that men become masculine only after an initial feminine stage, lived out in the protective environment of the nursery. Little girls, argues Robson, thus offer an adult male the best opportunity to reconnect with his own lost self.

Roiphe, Katie, ... [title unknown: book about Lewiss Carroll:
'Alice' author exposed; Alice Liddell posed for Lewis Carroll
BBC News, 31 October 2001
US feminist Katie Roiphe has written a novel based on the relationship between Alice In Wonderland author Lewis Carroll and his child muse.
It is well known that Carroll, whose real name was Charles Dodgson, admired Alice Liddell, the inspiration for his famous book.
But Roiphe's novel portrays the relationship in sexual terms, with Carroll struggling with feelings about 11-year-old Alice, which tormented him because he was determined not to act on his physical urges.

Sandfort, Theo; Brongersma, Edward & Van Naerssen, Alex; Male Intergenerational Intimacy, Journal of Homosexuality Volume 20, 1/2, 1990, also edited as a book.

Sandfort, Theo; Brongersma, Edward & Van Naerssen, Alex; Man-Boy Relationships: Different Concepts for a Diversity of Phenomena; Introduction to this issue. 
In contemporary Western society, intimate and sexual relations between men and boys are considered as immoral, unlawful, psychologically deviant and damaging to the boys involved, regardless of the emotional contexts in which they occur. By almost exclusively studying these relationships as forms of sexual abuse, the social sciences have narrowed our view of this subject. The current social climate makes it rather difficult to look at these relationships in an objective way.

Bauserman, Robert, Objectivity and Ideology, Criticism of Theo Sandfort’s Research on Man-Boy Sexual Relations; Journal of Homosexuality, vol. 20, nr. ½, 1990
Three critiques of Theo Sandfort’s research on man-boy sexual relationships in the Netherlands are examined and evaluated. Three types of criticism - methodological, speculative and moral - are identified. Specific criticisms of the study are evaluated on the basis of their validity and, where appropriate, their underlying assumptions. It is argued that moral condemnation of such relationships, combined with a prevailing ideology of boy "victims" and adult "perpetrators," results in efforts by Sandfort’s critics to attack and discredit his research rather than evaluate it objectively.

Brongersma, Edward, The Thera Inscriptions Ritual or Slander? 
Inscriptions carved in a rock on the Greek island of Thera and dating from the 6th or 7th century BC have homosexual contents. Originally considered a testimony to ritual sacred acts, they were described [...] as vulgar pornographic graffiti. Arguments against this view and in favor of the formal ritual interpretation are proposed. A final explanation is suggested, conforming to local customs and the general conceptions of ancient Greek boy-love.

Naerssen, Alex van, Man-Boy Lovers: Assessment, Counseling, and Psychotherapy  
Clinical experiences with  36 males, between the ages of 21 and 60 are described. All of them felt an enduring sexual attraction for boys. [...]
Several modalities of interpersonal interaction in man-boy relationships are proposed and the ways conflicts can arise within these frames of reference are explored in counseling and psychotherapy.

Zessen, Gertjan van, A Model for Group Counseling with Male Pedophiles 
Group treatment programs for pedophiles are often designed for populations of convicted men in closed institutions with limited application to other populations. Treatment is usually focused on reducing the ‘deviant” sexual arousal and/or acquiring hetero-social skills and eventually establishing the ability to engage in adult heterosexual relationships. A six-week highly structured program is presented to five men in a non-residential setting. In addition to individual psychotherapy, group counseling is offered.

Sharpe, John Robin, R. v. SHARPE: A Personal Account, November, 2001. [External link]
This book is about my child pornography charges under Canada's broad and restrictive laws. It is written from the viewpoint of the defendant, the view from below. It is my perspective and interpretation of what happened, it incorporates my values and ideas and what I see the law meaning for broader social and legal questions.

Vogel, Wolf, Heimliche Liebe - Eros zwischen Knabe und Mann; Jahn & Ernst Verlag. [A Word document] 

Waiton, Stuart, Scared of the Kids? Curfews, crime and the regulation of young people
, May 2001.
Scared of the Kids? is a thorough examination of the lives of and relationships between young people and adults within communities today. The book is recommended as an important overview or anybody working within the community – especially those working with children, young people and families.
A key question the author addresses is "How should those of us working in the community deal with the levels of fear and insecurity that exists between the generations?"

Richard Webster's [book:] The Secret of Bryn Estyn: 
Brislow, Jennie, The making of a modern-day witch hunt;, 30 January 2009 
The publication of the paperback version of Richard Webster's [book:] The Secret
of Bryn Estyn
is a powerful reminder of who is driving today's hysterical anti-paedophile witch hunts: police, judges, politicians -- the elite, not the mob.

Wilson, Paul, The Man They Called A Monster, Sexual experiences between men and boys; Cassell Australia Limited, 1981 [External link]
One of the last taboos left in this age of sexual openness is the prohibition against sex between adults and children. Indeed, men who engage in sex with young males or females are treated as modern day folk-devils, deserving society s severest and most draconian punishment.
Clarence Osborne was a 56-year-old Australian court reporter who regularly had sex with young boys and adolescents. Indeed, this mild, frail-looking man was able to have sexual adventures with 2500 adolescent males, most of whom appeared willing to physically and emotionally relate to him.
In exploring the life of this sexual pied-piper, Wilson raises questions about sexuality that are bound to make this book a highly controversial one. The questions challenge conventional wisdom: [...]