Pedophilia - Opinions
Eberstadt, Mary, Pedophilia Chic
- If you thought sex with children was taboo -- think again. The Weekly Standard I-39, 17 June 1996
a number of enlightened voices have been raised in defense of giving
pedophilia itself a second look.
After all -- or so some of these voices have suggested --
|what if pedophilia is in fact a victimless crime? |
| What if teenagers, and even children, are more in control of their emotions, their bodies, their sexuality, than
the rest of us think? |
| What if sexual relations with adults are actually "empowering" to the young?|
|What if pedophiles and would-be pedophiles are in fact victims
themselves -- exploited by the cunning young people they befriend?|
Eden, Dan, Crimes Against Children - Why do some people want to hurt children?
By Dan Eden - Quotes, with
chief sparks row over stigma of sex with children; Sunday Times, 19
November 2006 - Leading Article: Drawing the Age Line
THE police’s leading child protection officer has said that men who have sex
with children should not be classed as “paedophiles” if the victim is
between the ages of 13 and 15 years old. [...] Only those who targeted
prepubescent children deserved to be labeled and treated as “paedophiles”.
He added that the term “child pornography” should apply only to images of
children aged below 13, for the same reason.
F.E.J., A 'good' example of a bad text
Here below, in the blue boxes, are quotes and summaries from an article
[... *] In the yellow [yellow] boxes are my comments.
By Frans Gieles, PhD
|[*] Crimes Against Children - Why do some people want to hurt children?
By Dan Eden|
Gieles, FEJ, Wrong Word &
Concept; Summary of a lecture given by Frans E.J. Gieles, Ph.D. on 22
January 1997, introducing a panel discussion on pedophilia at Alcmæon, the
Utrecht Faculty Association for the Social Sciences.
McDonald, Roland, Pedophilia;
The Pedophilia/Pedophile Education Web Site Mirror - Mirror of a censored Web
Site - no date known.
What is pedophilia? - Who are pedophiles? - What do pedophiles believe? - How do
pedophiles behave? - Censorship - The bottom line.
Rivas, T., Voluntary
and harmless affectionate relationships between minors and adults outside
For several decades now,
sexologists have been conducting research into the phenomenon of voluntary
"pedophile relationships". These are relationships which at least as
long as they exist are experienced by the child as voluntary and in which there
does not have to be any sexuality. We're talking about affectionate
relationships between an adult with pedophile feelings (of erotic attraction or
being in love) and a minor up to sixteen years of age.