Posted: Jan 09, 2017 9:49 pm
by Fallible
archibald wrote:
SpeedOfSound wrote:However! There is a recent documentary, British, where they interview a few of these. Think it's on Netflix.

I do wonder if it is possible that we overreact to it nowadays. That probably sounds heretical. On the other hand, they are probably driven underground. I think I read once about a scheme in Germany where they could get confidential advice and therapy without the contact person having to report on them.

Yep. Seems like a pretty good idea to me. I know the type of thing I'm about to say opens the door to 'yeah, but what is normal, and you can't define mental illness just according to, like, whether society agrees with your behaviour, man', but nevertheless, in my tiny uartz brain, it sort of makes sense that the last thing you might want to do with what a society has pegged as criminal or 'harmful', sick behaviour/people is to drive it or them out of sight.

Meh, I'm open to being convinced that paedophilia being unacceptable is down to nothing more than current societal norms. I'm nowhere near there yet, but I'm open to whatever argument might come along.

I'm also hardened after years of being called a cunt for doing nothing more than objecting to people calling paedophiles subhuman monsters who should be killed immediately, if not left alive to suffer under perpetual torture. I consider KIR's ineffectual appeals to magical thinking and flapping about morality as an improvement on that. In paedophile terms, he is Unitarian Universalism to the Catholicism of those others.