about that 'pedophilia' crisis...
Yet again an accounting of sex-abuse charges against American Catholic priests shows that 80% of the reported victims were male, with the largest number of victims coming from the 10-14 age group. What do you call a man who makes adolescent boys the object of his lust?
To control the language is to control the debate, and for a decade we’ve been reading about the scandal caused by “pedophile” priests. A few genuine pedophiles have been captured and convicted, it’s true; but they represent a small minority of those involved in the scandal. Psychologists tell us that true pedophiles prey on little boys and girls indiscriminately. The 80% figure suggests strongly of discrimination. And a 10-14 boy, while still a child, is no longer a little child.
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