Trigger Warning: Pedophilia, LGBTQ+ misrepresentation, rape, child molestation
Pedophiles are people who are sexually attracted to children. In many instances, the act of attraction isn’t illegal, but any action that comes about as a consequence of that is not only highly illegal but incredibly scarring to the children involved. Taking advantage of children in this way is — and this shouldn’t need to be stated — wrong and grotesque. It’s a terrible abuse of human rights.
Among many other things, actions that take place with from the provocation of pedophilia goes against article 3 of the universal declaration of human rights, the right to life (in which you’re entitled to live with both freedom and safety). Which leads to the correct assumption that if one is affected by this horrible mental disorder they need to immediately seek help in order to protect those around them and themselves. So why are people trying to force pedophile acceptance?
“Pedophilia is the same as homosexuality,” claims a speaker in this video advocating for pedophiles to not only be accepted, but respected in society. Within this video, pedophiles appear to be trying to rationalise their perversion by claiming that their minority is akin to that of POC or people in the LGBTQ+ community. They’re trying to impose their agenda upon liberals and make it appear as though they are one and the same. This cannot be allowed to happen. Not only do they come with a terrible stigma attached, but to associate this abhorrent cause with the struggle of those in the LGBTQ+ community (etc.) is degrading and dehumanising.
Being attracted to the same gender is not on par with being attracted to someone who cannot consent. Should anything occur, the latter would be classified as rape. Pedophilia itself is not illegal, however the spokespeople within the video are advocating for:
The legalization of all tender and sexual relationships between adults and children (0:09)
I urge you to report this video and the links in the description of the video.
Having said that, scientifically, pedophilia is a mental disorder. If you’re struggling with it, this might be a good website to seek the help that you need, therapy is also a good option. If you’re scared to go to therapy here is a list of U.S. laws that deal with the sexual exploitation of children so that you can get familiar with them prior to your appointment. You are also encouraged to do your own research. As an extra, here is a website based in Germany that promises confidential help. While it is a mental disorder the consequences of what may come about are too damaging to others around you, especially those who are still developing both mentally and physically, to be treated similarly to mental illnesses such as depression.
For those who are not affected by this mental disorder, it is also important to separate pedophiles from child molestors. If someone confides in you about their urges, please assist them in finding help. The act of isolation not only minimises the chance of the pedophile seeking help, therefore heightening the risk of those around them, but also pushes them deeper within their own minds which can be dangerous. If you are seeking help and haven’t acted upon anything, please truthfully stress that you “haven’t acted upon your urges, nor viewed any child pornography” when conversing with your therapist, as is recommended by The Atlantic.
It can be difficult to seek help, but the acceptance that is preached by those in this video is disgusting. Abolishing the age of consent, claiming that having sex with a child isn’t wrong but rather society is wrong and believing that underage sex with a much older adult is not harmful – are all incorrect statements and serve to encourage child molestation make it harder for those who want to seek help. Moreover, the continued presence of this videos serves to convince those who are vulnerable that this is the ‘right way’. “Violating a child who has no understanding of what sexual activity entails is against the law,” this website reminds us.
So when it occurs, why is pedophilia couple with child molestation bad? This hardly needs to be answered, but if you are in need of a refresher course here are a few basic points.
- Children cannot consent. They do not have the capacity or knowledge in order for them to be able to consent to the sexual whims of an adult. Therefore all such encounters with children will be rape and illegal wherever you are.
- Children are not developed enough — entally or physically.
- Children are malleable, and encounters such as this can scar them for the rest of their life. Should anything like this happen, the adult would be guilty of an extreme amount of power.
- If pedophiles do not physically engage with children themselves, but view child pornography online – this employs people in the business of abusing children. People are getting paid to commit atrocious acts to minors through the views that they get.
Any person who employs, uses, persuades, induces, entices, or coerces any minor to engage in, or who has a minor assist any other person to engage in, or who transports any minor in or affecting interstate or foreign commerce, or in any Territory or Possession of the United States, with the intent that such minor engage in, any sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of producing any visual depiction of such conduct or for the purpose of transmitting a live visual depiction of such conduct, shall be punished as provided under subsection (e) from here
I discovered this community through this video. Please visit it if you want to do your own research and do your part in stopping the spread of those who believe that pedophilia should be accepted.