Normalizing the Rampant Barbaric Crime of Pedophilia*
By Lisa Guliani
Controversy, once again, swirls faster than the Autumn leaves, as news of the American Psychological Association’s (APA) revised definition of ‘pedophilia’ hit the streets in the Fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, or DSM V, the book that spells out the standards of practice used by the mental health industry.
The uproar concerns what appeared to be a redefinition of pedophilia as an ‘orientation’ in the DSM V, in May 2013. When it was released, apparently there was a text error that nobody got around to addressing until Halloween. The book incorrectly referred to pedophilia (a paraphilic disorder) as an ‘orientation’.
Yesterday, October 31, 2013, the APA released a clarification on this matter because the error had opened up such a fat can of worms, I guess they couldn’t ignore it much longer.
It reads in part, as follows:
“Sexual orientation” is not a term used in the diagnostic criteria for pedophilic disorder and its use in the DSM 5 text discussion is an error and should read “sexual interest.” In fact, APA considers pedophilic disorder a “paraphilia,” not a “sexual orientation.” This error will be corrected in the electronic version of DSM 5 and the next printing of the manual.
APA stands firmly behind efforts to criminally prosecute those who sexually abuse and exploit children and adolescents. We also support continued efforts to develop treatments for those with pedophilic disorder with the goal of preventing future acts of abuse.”
Still another ‘controversial’ issue revolves around paraphilics and pedophiles themselves. There are pedophilia advocacy groups like B4U-ACT ( a non-profit group based in Maryland) whose members include registered sex offenders, that have been putting increased pressure on the mental health community to “de-stigmatize negative societal attitudes toward minor-attracted persons.”
It seems pedophiles are starting to become more assertive and aggressive. . . A growing number of them have expressed that they’re being made to fear, being stereotyped, and are not shown enough sensitivity because of their sexual preferences. Let’s all be reminded of the object of their sexual preferences: children, very frequently children under the age of 13.
We’re told that these paraphilics and pedophiles are being ‘denied’, as expressed in this statement from Paul Christiano, registered sex offender and spokesperson for B4U-ACT: “According to Christiano, people must be allowed to celebrate sex and sexuality, “one of the few freely-given pleasures in life.” The community of minor-attracted persons is, as a whole, “denied their complexities.”
We’re denying pedophiles their ‘complexities’. How does that one grab ya?
Christiano and pedophilia advocacy groups seek to change the way society views pedophiles. The rest of society, if we follow along with Christiano’s theme song, should strive to be more sensitive and understanding of the sexual preferences, compulsions and fantasies of people who want very much to rape our kids. Many of them don’t settle for fantasizing and their ‘fantasies’ are fulfilled, at the expense of every sexually abused child in this country, and throughout the world.
Pedophiles need to be shown some love by society, is that right? So now we need to worry about making the pedophiles happy and more comfortable as they walk around preying upon our kids, whether in their heads or overtly?
Psychology Today explains paraphilia and paraphilic disorders as such:
|“A paraphilia is a condition in which a person’s sexual arousal and gratification depend on fantasizing about and engaging in sexual behavior that is atypical and extreme. A paraphilia can revolve around a particular object (children, animals, underwear) or around a particular act (inflicting pain, exposing oneself). Most paraphilias are far more common in men than in women. The focus of a paraphilia is usually very specific and unchanging.
A paraphilia is distinguished by a preoccupation with the object or behavior to the point of being dependent on that object or behavior for sexual gratification.
Paraphilias include sexual behaviors that society may view as distasteful, unusual or abnormal. In descending order, the most common are pedophilia (sexual activity with a child usually 13 years old or younger), exhibitionism (exposure of genitals to strangers), voyeurism (observing private activities of unaware victims) and frotteurism (touching, rubbing against a nonconsenting person), while fetishism (use of inanimate objects), sexual masochism (being humiliated or forced to suffer), sexual sadism (inflicting humiliation or suffering) and transvestic fetishism (cross-dressing) are far less common. Some of these behaviors are illegal and those who are under treatment for paraphilias have often encountered legal situations surrounding their behaviors. There is also a category called Paraphilia Not Otherwise Specified to cover paraphilias not falling into the already named diagnoses such as those involving dead people, urine, feces, enemas and obscene phone calls.
If you’re unfamiliar with the distinctions between the words ‘paraphilia’ and paraphilic disorder, the DSM V explains
| Change to Diagnostic Names
In DSM-5, paraphilias are not ipso facto mental disorders. There is a distinction between paraphilias and paraphilic disorders. A paraphilic disorder is a paraphilia that is currently causing distress or impairment to the individual or a paraphilia whose satisfaction has entailed personal harm, or risk of harm, to others. A paraphilia is a necessary but not a sufficient condition for having a paraphilic disorder, and a paraphilia by itself does not automatically justify or require clinical intervention.
So if someone is considered paraphilic, they may want to rape your child, but they don’t necessarily do it. In my mind, those people still pose a risk to society because nobody can guarantee that they won’t end up raping your child.
What is also rather disturbing are pedophilia advocacy groups that seem to want a change in policy, and a change in how we as a society view pedophiles and minor-attracted individuals. We should be more ‘sensitive’ to their preferences, needs and fantasies, and be okay with it all. Pedophiles don’t want to live in fear of being stigmatized and stereotyped, just because they want to rape your kid. In other words, pedophiles have feelings too. Are you totally nauseous yet?
Some of what I’m taking from all this is, we’re now supposed to empathize with people who think in this very pathological way, many of whom attempt to, and succeed in, putting their fantasies into active practice. They’re predators, people! I’m not as concerned with the APA’s bland definitions as I am with the fact that there are individuals out there trying to get the rest of us to view their predation as something ‘normal’ and ‘innocuous’ and they’re targeting kids, as they have for generations.
Some, like Christiano, advocate for the sexual autonomy of children, so they can be free to explore their sexuality openly, which, of course, also seems to smell a bit strongly of advocacy for a reduction or elimination of the age of sexual consent. Is this what we really want to see in this society? Are we not crumbling as a culture, as a species enough as it is? Does it strike anyone else as absurd or appalling or obscene, or as an assault on human dignity? Does it cause the acid to rise in the back of your throat, now that we’ve got registered sex offenders and wanna-be rapists who want us to give them the ‘thumbs-up’ on their twisted thinking? We’re supposed to be more ‘sensitive’ to what they’re going through?
Are they kidding, or what? What about the children? Is anybody out there concerned with protecting the children? We have to worry about protecting and placating the pedophiles now? Seriously? Says who? The guy who wants to rape your 3 year old? This is our world today, a world in which every wrong can be rationalized and justified by some lame psychological contortion, bent into a pretzel, and lobbied and peddled to an already largely wounded, over-medicated, dumbed-down public as ‘acceptable’.
We see that our government mass murders innocents left and right all over the world and hardly anyone here in the U.S. bats an eye, but what do Americans have to say about the needs of pedophiles here in the old land of the free and home of the brave? Are you that ‘brave’ or so without conscience that you’d willingly let your kid hang out with a paraphilic or registered sex offender because their wants, needs and feelings matter, too?
Hardly anyone seems to care about what happens to the children of people in foreign lands at the hands of psychopaths, but what about your own kids? Do you think the age of sexual consent should be reduced or eliminated? If so, to what age? Should pedophiles be encouraged to express their compulsions and fantasies in supportive environments of other like-minded predators? What if they want to widen their stage, let’s say, to television?
Should society consider someone who wants to rape your child as ‘innocuous’ as long as they don’t ‘consummate’ with your child? Do you really think anyone can guarantee that those who think about our children in this context can be trusted to not put their fantasies into practice, ever? Should they be allowed to work with children, or be around children at all? In a world with a moral compass, the answers would be swift, obvious, and to the point, in my view. But we live today in an increasingly conscienceless world. Lines between right and wrong are being erased.
Does the peace of mind of the person who wants to rape your child now take precedence and priority over the peace of mind of your child? Of anyone’s child?
Do we really want to see pro-pedophile advocacy groups apply enough pressure to change existing legislation that protects children from being victimized? How will a new ‘sensitivity’ toward paraphilics and pedophiles manifest on the streets and in the cities of this country with regard to laws pertaining to sexual harassment? Sex offender registration lists? In schools and houses of worship? Remember, we already have a huge problem with sexual predation of children in this country, and throughout the world, much of which goes unreported.
Can you simultaneously entertain and accept the idea that if there is no ‘consummation’, there is no ‘problem’? There’s no problem as long as the paraphilic/pedophile keeps their ‘junk’ in their pants? Should they even be talking to kids? What do pedophiles expect of our current culture? Should the rest of society placate predators and psychopaths and ‘understand’ that they’re really ‘just like us’, except for one teeny tiny exception: they want to rape our kids.
Since when do we need to consider the wants and needs of sexual predators? What about the wants and needs of their victims or potential victims?
WHO is going to speak out for and protect the children? Should it now be okay to sexually harass children in school (or anywhere) as long as there is no ‘consummation’?
Anybody think to ask the long list of victims of sexual abuse what they think and feel about the lobbying efforts of pedophile-advocacy groups, or the pressure that’s being applied and maintained by them politically and within the mental health community to ‘normalize’ their compulsive predation? Anybody out there ever think about asking the children in this country what they think about being on the menu at a predator’s feast? Does anyone ever bother to ask the children anything at all? Whose child should be sacrificed in order to placate the people who want to rape our kids?
WHO is looking out for the children?
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