I don’t know how anyone can conclude that pedophilia is natural and normal for men, but I can tell you it would be smart not to allow him around children.
“Paedophilic interest is natural and normal for human males,” said the presentation. “At least a sizeable minority of normal males would like to have sex with children … Normal males are aroused by children.”
Some yellowing tract from the Seventies or early Eighties, era of abusive celebrities and the infamous PIE, the Paedophile Information Exchange? No. Anonymous commenters on some underground website? No again.
The statement that paedophilia is “natural and normal” was made not three decades ago but last July. It was made not in private but as one of the central claims of an academic presentation delivered, at the invitation of the organisers, to many of the key experts in the field at a conference held by the University of Cambridge.
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Other presentations included “Liberating the paedophile: a discursive analysis,” and “Danger and difference: the stakes of hebephilia.”
Hebephilia is the sexual preference for children in early puberty, typically 11 to 14-year-olds.
Another attendee, and enthusiastic participant from the floor, was one Tom O’Carroll, a multiple child sex offender, long-time campaigner for the legalisation of sex with children and former head of the Paedophile Information Exchange. “Wonderful!” he wrote on his blog afterwards. “It was a rare few days when I could feel relatively popular!”
Last week, after the conviction of Rolf Harris, the report into Jimmy Savile and claims of an establishment cover-up to protect a sex-offending minister in Margaret Thatcher’s Cabinet, Britain went into a convulsion of anxiety about child abuse in the Eighties. But unnoticed amid the furore is a much more current threat: attempts, right now, in parts of the academic establishment to push the boundaries on the acceptability of child sex.
…But perhaps the most controversial presentation of all was by Philip Tromovitch, a professor at Doshisha University in Japan, who stated in a presentation on the “prevalence of paedophilia” that the “majority of men are probably paedophiles and hebephiles” and that “paedophilic interest is normal and natural in human males”.
Academics are always looking to get their name out there and what’s the best way to do that? You say things that cut against the grain of what most people believe to be true, but that strongly appeal to a small group of people.
In the pre-Internet age, people who prey on children were isolated, but today, they’re all over the place. They have their own little groups on the Internet where they tell each other that the sick sh*t they’re doing is right and normal and good. What these academics are saying isn’t even remotely true, but it will be used to justify their disturbing behavior.
There is a real movement, that is at least for the moment, mostly on the fringes of the Left, that is trying to normalize pedophilia. Unfortunately, what starts off on the edges on the Left frequently moves to the mainstream with a speed that startles most people. If these people ever conclude that there are enough pedo votes to swing any elections, expect to be constantly bombarded with complaints about “tolerance” and “pedophobia.”