E 18, February 2005
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Myths & Facts
Common Myths - What psychology says; agetaboo.org
|2||The myths versus the facts - DPA Member|
A part of
Myths & Facts
Child sex acts 'not uncommon,' experts say; Corey Mitchell, The Saniaw News, December 02, 2004
|6||Attraction to younger guys; What psychology says; agetaboo.org|
What we stand for, The Dutch Association MARTIJN
Teens top child porn viewers;
14 January 2005, By Oskar Alley
Child suicides on the decline; The Record, June 11, 2004
Judging Michael Jackson and ourselves; Cal Thomas Townhall.com, November 25, 2003
|2||Development in the Netherlands; by JON|
Quotes from some articles about Mary Kay Letourneau
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.
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.
reader of the 18th E(lektronic) Ipce Newsletter.
The Newsletter is especially made for who cannot reach the Ipce web site and is sent to them in the paper version. It gives a look at the developments and a selection of the most important articles. For the reader on line, it gives a quick view. The real Newsletter is the page “What is new?” on the Ipce web site, which gives a lot more information and refers to many other files.
main theme of this newsletter is “Myths and Facts”. There are a lot of myths
in the field of mutual relationships between children or adolescents
and adults. You will see some articles who give the myths, but also the facts.
section, about ethics, is a short one. You will see that at least two
organizations, Martijn and Clogo, have chosen the same guidelines as Ipce did in
the meeting in 2004, as is reported in the former Newsletter. Facts are
important in this field – ethics are also important.
section is also a quite short one. We only give a quick view to the developments
by referring to recent articles.
More room is
used by the section about some current events. The case of Michael Jackson will
draw a lot of attention, especially in the USA media. It seems that the case
already before it began had more attention in the USA media than the war in
Iraq, which is strangely enough because it is there that their sons fall in
battle, while the Jackson case only concerns some lessons in – not arithmetic,
but – masturbation. If there is a law that forbids such lessons, let a judge
pass judgement about it, but let it as much as possible be what it is: a private
matter between two people. We do not intend to give so much attention to the
case, but for a good and sharp analysis will be room, as you will read in this
We give also
room to the case of Mary Kay Letourneau. A reader of our web site wrote us that
he found it remarkable that not much information is given in the site about
women. This correct. On the web site, there is a new overview of the articles
In this case we
see a woman who came to have sex with a beloved male minor. After eight years in
prison, the couple will soon be joined in marriage. The reader sent us some
articles, a part of which could be placed here. He gives facts and analysis and
asks why women with such kind of love affairs are punished far more severely
than men, even than murder. Happily enough, in this case, real and patient love
is the winner.
Your secretary and webmaster,
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