The whole point is that they DON’T want to harm a child, which is why they never act on it. But that doesn’t stop the attraction. Allyn’s working is stating that destigmatizing non-abusers allows them to seek help that would prevent them from possibly becoming abusers. Read more
Because it’s much easier and more convenient to demonize people struggling than it is to actually help them. Some people can see past their kneejerk reaction, and want to get to the root of the problem/prevent people from abusing, others just want to treat the symptoms/help the victims after the fact.
“I do not believe those are similar struggles at all.” That’s fine but do you disagree with the idea that you can work to prevent harm to children AND help those who are harmed? Or are you saying that you should you only try to help children after they’ve been harmed?
Far too many people think that a pedophile is a person who has sex with children, not a person who is sexually attracted to children. Since the university president said “the phrase ‘minor-attracted people’ is inappropriate and should not be utilized as a euphemism for behavior that is illegal, morally unacceptable,… Read more
Your quip is unfortunately wasted on a person who clearly didn’t bother to read the article.
Right, just like we shouldn’t bother trying to prevent gun violence, as a better use of one’s time would be spent helping shooting victims.
Isn’t helping potential abusers before they start to abuse helping victims?
This work is so important and I’m so glad someone is brave enough to do it. People with these attractions need mental health support so they DON’T act on their desires. Why anyone would be opposed to that is mind boggling.
I mean, if you had theories on how to protect children from abuse, why would you keep them to yourself? You’re pro-child abuse?
At least Four Non Blondes gave us EXACTLY what they promised.
When the children of today’s 20somethings become teenagers, they’re going to have such an easy time offending their parents.
Though the name was meant to be tongue-in-cheek, the band faced backlash from the three people who’ve heard of them.