24 August 2011

Normalizing pedophilia?

Several decades ago there was a movement to decriminalize sexual contact between adults and children.  Believe it or not, such a movement still exists, even among phsychiatrists and health professionals.

One of the push advocating for pedophiles held a conference last week in Baltimore:
If a small group of psychiatrists and other mental health professionals have their way at a conference this week, pedophiles themselves could play a role in removing pedophilia from the American Psychiatric Association’s bible of mental illnesses — the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), set to undergo a significant revision by 2013. Critics warn that their success could lead to the decriminalization of pedophilia.

The August 17 Baltimore conference is sponsored by B4U-ACT, a group of pro-pedophile mental health professionals and sympathetic activists. According to the conference brochure, the event will examine “ways in which minor-attracted persons [pedophiles] can be involved in the DSM 5 revision process” and how the popular perceptions of pedophiles can be reframed to encourage tolerance.

Researchers from Harvard University, the Johns Hopkins University, the University of Louisville, and the University of Illinois will be among the panelists at the conference.
If you can stomach it, you can read more here.

Once again I ask: where is the outrage from the media and from society?

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