It’s not much better here in the U.K., my partner is one of the kindest, most gentle individuals, yet he is treated as an outcast and a pariah because, almost two decades ago, during a time of severe depression, he downloaded a few questionable images. He has been thrown out of his home four times, violently assaulted, faces constant insults and abuse, and was even barred from completing a course at university. (mind you, he is a PhD and a Masters in chemistry, and worked as a teacher for many years, as well as being a carer for his severely ill mother). This whole attitude sucks, and I am angry and disgusted. A better man you couldn’t find, but he is literally left to rot, and no one cares. This in the ‘enlightened’ 21st century West. My foot.