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Thread #55581 Message #864910
Posted By: GUEST
11-Jan-03 - 10:38 PM
Thread Name: BS: Pete Townshend a Child Fondler?
Subject: RE: BS: Pete Townshend a Child Fondler?
Cluin, I haven't seen anyone here say that being sexually abused as a child automatically leads to one becoming an abuser as an adult. But the profile of convicted child abusers does include them having been abused themselves as children.
Men don't just suddenly start having urges to have sex with children out of the blue, and then act on those urges innocently. Nor do they wake up one day as adults, and decide to go looking online for pictures of men having sex with children out of the blue. These acts are learned behavior. The men who engage in this behavior have created a culture for such men, who live these secret lives everywhere in the world. Because of the internet, there has been an explosion in the amount of it available, and it has become a huge conduit for the racketeering and other crimes associated with pornography, prostitution, drugs, gambling, the whole shooting match. And that is true of all kinds of pornography, not just child pornography.
As long as the problems keep worsening, and that pornography culture keeps growing and feeding off the internet, I'm afraid we'll be seeing more and more of these busts/dragnets pulling in people we really aren't going to want to admit to ourselves are engaged in this sort of activity. These men are everywhere in our midst.
Like I said, I have no problem with adult erotica, and I'm very open minded about sexual morality. But only when it is actually related to sex, not victimisation, brutalization, etc.