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Burn the paedophiles!

Discussion in 'Speaker's Corner' started by cleanbluesky, 16 Feb 2006.

  1. cleanbluesky

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  2. pyro

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    Learn Greek tbh.
     
  3. Sleepy

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    television
     
  4. Borris

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    There was a television programme a few weeks ago where one member of the public referred to piddlyphilia.

    Sounds messy.
     
  5. Borris

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    Here's the BBC's treatment of the event at the time:
    Source
     
  6. William

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    I know a person who's dad is a paediatrician and was beaten up in a pub when a load of drunks misheard what he said he did for a living. I guess its all down to this:

    That and booze.
     
  7. Borris

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    But you just posted two contradicting things - on the one hand, a paediatrician gets a beating, on the other, that such stories are scaremongering.

    Which is it?

    How about posting a story of a paedophile that gets a job on a childrens' ward due to a lack of hospital funding and clearical errors?
     
  8. Skunkworks

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    The trouble is that a lot, possibly even a majority, buy into this media hype surrounding peados. I have friends who have children and I often hear things like “you can’t let them out of your sight these days”, “you never know who’s around these days”, and “it’s not like when we were kids”. I try to explain that statistics show that a child is no more likely to be abducted now than 20 years ago. But then I get the “you don’t have children so can’t comment” tone of voice.

    I feel sorry for their children, as they’ll have absolutely no freedom until they’re adults.
     
  9. Borris

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    Inform them that children are far more likely to be abused by relatives than strangers.

    That should stop the condescension.
     
  10. Indy11

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    :D
    The sad truth is that the pediatrician did, in the end, feel compelled to move out of that house.
     
  11. Nana

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    well tbh it wouldnt be the first time that pure ignorance has perpetuated violence.
     
  12. cleanbluesky

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    Its says she wanted to, what that means is abstract
     
  13. Chronos-X

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    The attitude towards the crime is what resulted in the Brass Eye special.

    Much as any kind of child abuse is wrong on so many levels, I reject the sensationalisation given to paedophilia specifically: take your average KW post on here, someone will go to any lengths to describe what they'd do to a paedophile but your friendly neighbourhood murderer or torturer doesn't get the same treatment.

    I suspect that people are more willing to denounce this vile crime than they are to denounce others as they feel they should: this is the kind of sensationalism that led Phil Collins to announce that paedofiles have more in common, DNA-wise, with crabs then everyone else.
     
  14. pyro

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    That's only half Greek, the rest is Latin!
     
  15. Saberu

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    I think it's just because the crime revolves around children that it is looked upon with such disgust.

    If there was a comparison between the killing of a child and the molesting of a child I would hope that the killing would seem more wrong.
     
  16. William

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    Without the scaremongering the beating probably would not have happened.
     
  17. Borris

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    You seem to be missing the whole point - the scaremongering is that paediatricians / podiatrists are being mistaken fo paedophiles and targetted as such.
     
  18. Indy11

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    How about ... that ignorance isn't bliss ... or that ignorance can kill?
     
  19. Borris

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    I'm afraid I don't understand what you're getting at.