Reading – 5 Ways We Misunderstand Pedophilia (That Makes it Worse)

This is tough. Most of us don’t want to do anything but punish pedophiles, but at the same time, if we are truly trying to protect kids, not having any information at all about pedophilia is problematic. How do we know what we’re doing now works without the ability to study people with a professed attraction to children?

In the end, I’m for anything that works to protect kids as much as possible, and against anything that doesn’t actually protect them. That’s why I find much of the knee-jerk reaction that passes for “laws” in the US to be a problem. It doesn’t actually make any kids safer, but it makes us all feel better for “doing something”, no matter how ill-thought that something is. I would like more research, I would like a way to help anyone attracted to children to avoid hurting children, and I would like a way to prevent anyone bent on sexually abusing children from having access to children at all. Right now, we aren’t accomplishing that.

5 Ways We Misunderstand Pedophilia (That Makes it Worse)

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