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Thread #55581   Message #864981
Posted By: Cluin
12-Jan-03 - 01:09 AM
Thread Name: BS: Pete Townshend a Child Fondler?
Subject: RE: BS: Pete Townshend a Child Fondler?
No, GUEST, I don't have a theory on what causes men (occurs with women too, rarely) to become pedophiles. I never think about it very much, you may be surprised to learn. But you see, GUEST, I hate to see the victimization and shame of the (much more common than I would have thought) abused continue when it is put forth by so-called profiles and studies that all child-abusers were abused as children, so people can think,"There IS a link, you know. Well, Tom says he was abused. Better not let him near the kids." It wasn't said here, true, but it is a common observation whenever the topic is brought up. Same goes for religious repression or dietary reasons or literature or music or whatever else. I don't have a theory. But some people think they do.

And I'm so sorry, GUEST, for not including all the people who suffer injustice in the world in my rant when I "just came in here". I'm sorry, GUEST, for suggesting that people might be quick to judge someone guilty of pedophilia as soon as the suggestion is made (look at the title of this thread), even though you, GUEST, have already made it clear you think Townshend's given reason isn't good enough and an "aging pop star" is fair game for you to suggest he is an habitual user of child pornography because he got caught once.

I'm also sorry, GUEST, that I posted anything to this stupid fucking thread at all.

(For the record, I think child pornography is disgusting and wrong and any other negative adjective you want to apply to it. Sorry for being over the top with my emotionalism.)