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 Number E 25, July 2008   - [ZipWord version]


1. Statement & Question 

2. A Very ‘Typical’ Immoral Panic - The Perils of Researching Intergenerational Sexualities

3a. Curley family drops case against NAMBLA 

3b. Statement by David Thorstad on Dismissal of Anti-Free-Speech Suit 

4a. Adults 'scared to go near kids' 

4b. Thou shalt not hug, Frank Furedi

5. Australia debates about child nudity - "The evil is in the eye of the beholder"
5.1. The Bill Nelson case 
5.2. The case of the girl on the cover of Arts Monthly Australia

6. Fear of photos 

7. It's ridiculous that we treat child nudity as a problem - Nan Goldin

8. Ipce’s Internal Matters  
8.1 Report of the secretary  
8.2 Report of the webmaster 
8.3 Two teams 
8.4 Financial report 

Documentation List # 25 - July 2008



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 is Ipce’s Newsletter number E(lectronic) 25, a silver jubilee, one might call it.  Before the electronic Newsletter, Ipce has had a paper Newsletter since 1989 and an electronic format (also in paper format) since 1997. The oldest Newsletters contained the papers before the meeting and thereafter the report of the meeting. Gradually, they contain more other articles and the documentation list. Far more articles have appeared on Ipce's website since Ipce entered the electronic phase in about the same period. 


The Newsletter is made on line and in a paper version for those who have no access to the Internet or who want to download and print the Word version. But note that the Newsletter gives only some interesting files, but that the updates of the website and Ipce Magazine give far more information.  


In this issue, there are indeed some papers for the coming Ipce Meeting 2008, at the end of the issue, whilst the 'Statement & Question', the start of the issue, also is meant for the meeting. But there is more. 


Read how difficult it is to do research on intergenerational intimate relationships. 

Read about a quite absurd court case against NAMBLA that has cost eight year of proceedings (and lots of money). 

Read how difficult it is, in the UK nowadays, to do voluntary work with children. This is because the fear of 'pedophiles'. 

Read also how this kind of laws are destructive for the contacts in schools, clubs - and society as a whole.

Read how Australia debated about child nudity on photos, and how photographing is hindered as if it were a terrorist act. 

Read a plea from an artist to see child nudity as beautiful instead of as a great problem. And than have a look at Ipce's papers and the documentation list. 


Fear of child nudity, fear of intimacy with children, is this rational? No, its is ideology. But how to combat ideology?

 Your Secretary,