“Pedophilia panic” consequences

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      “Pedophilia panic” leads to irrational and life-destroying consequences By Jacob Sullum…. “Sounds like you enjoy sex with kids,” a reader tweeted at
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      NH Registrant

      Fogle had the book thrown at him because he was a public figure who had no “connections” which would hush it all up or lessen his punishment. We all know the Registry is a joke that protects no one. We also know that the only reasons it exists are for free revenue for states and political brownie points from ignorant voters. The public is brainwashed about sex offenders in all media: TV shows, Newscasts, and even movies. I was watching a recent movie where they shoe-horned in an uncle who was taking liberties with his niece. Was it necessary? No. They could have just made him a physically abusive person. But, because people have a sick fascination with wanting to hate others, they put that in and left it as part of the story. Personally, I’m sick of it. I stopped watching specific shows I enjoyed because they started adding sex offenses as humor or propaganda. It’s disgusting to me. But, this is how our society is based: propaganda and manipulation.

      It does give me hope, though, when I see people who have “woken up” from the brainwashing our media does on a daily basis. Lots of people know that what they see on TV is complete BS and more people are waking up every day. Sooner or later, the vast majority of people will be aware that they are being lied to. But, by then, will it be too late?

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      Rich

      The public clams to be disgusted by sexual crimes yet they sure as hell have a macabre fascination and interest in them. Makes you wonder.

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      Maestro

      Thai Jacob Sullum guy should have replied to that commenter by asking: “So, what exactly does a ‘pervert’ look like? And since there are all types of people from every walk of life from the richest to the poorest who commit sex crimes among other crimes, please enlighten me as to how you can determine someone LOOKS like any such type of criminal. I’m waiting.”

      Usually response like that shut the person up. I know. I’ve done it.

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      I remember hearing a quote on TV or in a movie, not sure where. The person asked: “What does a serial killer look like?” And the response was: “They look like everyone else.” (or something like that)

      I remember when I was in prison and someone was trying to figure out why I was being targeted more than others doing time on sex offenses. He said: “Well, you LOOK like a sex offender. That’s why they go after you.” Yeah, right. Prison logic – as dumb as it can get.

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      Anon

      Never indulge in accusers’ ad hoc fallacies, it just gives them some kind of merit. These people are the lowest common denominator, and have almost no opinions of their own, they easily eat up everything the Establishment Media feeds them.

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      T

      This “pedophile panic” phenomenon is just like the panic of terrorist attack from the aftermath of 9/11, with the media presenting worst case scenario that we are in grave danger, so the people will be fearful, and gullible enough to support tough legislation and take action thinking our country will be safe.

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      Michael Kuehl

      A pedophile is a man, heterosexual or homosexual, with a sexual fixation on and obsession with prepubertal children, girls or boys. It’s debatable if a woman can even be a “pedophile” under the APA definition. Demonizing adults as “pedophiles” for having sex with underage pubescent teenagers began with what the mass-media falsely and sensationally labelled the “priestly pedophile crisis.” The height of absurdity is to define adult women as “rapists” and “pedophiles” for allowing biological men under age 16 or even 18 to penetrate them in factually consensual relationships.

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      Maestro

      Michael Kuehl,

      You are exactly right. And the public took the word “pedophile” and ran with it, joyfully.
      The majority of my fellow Americans are just plain stoooopiiiiittt. So much so that spelling that way pretty much describes their stupidity.
      Also, most people throw the word “pedophile” around in the comments section on News articles just so they can give themselves a pat on the back and look cool to other readers. It’s a word that helps them be insulting towards someone when they can’t think of much else to say because their vocabulary is limited.

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