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I p c e 

N E W S L E T T E R 

Number E 15, March 2003 








Is pedophilia a mental disorder? Discussion in Archives of Sexual Behavior (Dec. 2002) - Report by Frans Gieles



Book review

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




Book review

Harmful to Minors, by Judith Levine; reviewed by Tom O’Carroll





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

Lecture about the book of Judith Levine, Harmful to 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"




Book review  

By Bruce Rind, Archives of Sexual Behavior, Vol. 31, No. 6, Dec. 2002:

Moral Panic: Changing Concepts of the Child Molester in Modern America. By Philip Jenkins.




Is it child abuse, gay porn or our literary heritage? by emu Nugent  




Baggy-pants thuggery & hip-hop burlesque: Clothing as sexual politics in America, By Kevin Esser



Documentation Service List March 2003       

Ipce is a forum for people who are engaged in scholarly discussion about the understanding and emancipation of mutual relationships between children or adolescents and adults.

 In this context, these relationships are intended to be viewed from an unbiased, non-judgmental perspective and in relation to the human rights of both the young and adult partners.

Ipce meets once every one or two years in a different country, publishes a newsletter and a web site, co-ordinates the (electronic) exchange of texts and keeps an archive of specific written publications. 


Here you are: the 15th electronically published Ipce Newsletter.
Note that the real newsletter is on line at 
< http://www.ipce.org/ > in the section “What is new?”. This is the paper version for those who cannot reach the Internet.  

Those who wants to understand and emancipate mutual relationships between children and adolescents and adults (see here above), need an insight into how these relationships are viewed in modern society: not always from an unbiased non-judgmental view, not always in relation to the human rights of both the young and adult partners (see again here above). 

Yet, there are authors who want to contribute to a rational discussion, or who want to explain how these matters are developed and interpreted. Those wanting some insights should read these authors’ publications. This Newsletter gives more or less an overview of some of them.  

The December 2002 issue of Archives of Sexual Behavior  is an honest attempt to have a rational discussion. Richard Green' paper proposes that we no longer regard pedophilia as a mental distortion and that it should be removed from the DSM list of such distortions. Gunter Schmidt's essay points out many pedophiles act responsibly and asks us to to respect them. Twenty one peer comments follow, after which Green and Schmidt reply. The first article of the Newsletter gives a report – and a short comment.  

Rod Downey published “The Moralist”, in effect a love affair about such a relationship, and the problems it encounters.

Judith Levine has written "Harmful to Minors", a book that is highly critical of the (U.S.) policy to ‘protect children from sex’, a policy which in itself is perilous for those  ‘children’, especially the teenagers. We present a review and a lecture about this book.

We have written earlier about Moral Panic, Philip Jenkins’ book. Jenkins gives us the history of the former century in which the moral panic gradually grew to what it is nowadays, an irrational fear of the wrong phenomena. We present a review by Bruce Rind, written in the same issue of Archives of Sexual Behavior.  

Two authors follow with an essay, one about the banning of gay related books in Australia, the other about the banning of nice and beauty clothes for modern boys and men out of fear of to be seen as a beauty, a gay. 

As is customary, a list of documents closes this Newsletter; about a petition in Germany (not resulting in a law), a (won) court case in Australia, and more.



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