- Oct 24, 2005
- Lots of planets have a North
- Basic Beliefs
That word salad doesn't mean much. Yes, some people misuse the word, often deliberately, like the dishonest attack on Derschowitz.
There certainly is. There is a huge difference between being sexually attracted to a 16 year old vs. an 8 year old. And a person who can't comprehend the difference is too far gone the rabbit hole of mindless moralizing to be helped.
.It's not. And again, 16 is legal in most US states, all of Canada, and most of Europe (and in many countries aoc is in fact even lower than 16!) To equate that with sex with prepubescent children is sick frankly.It's pedophilia. And anyone who wants to have sex with 16 year olds, other than ~16 year olds, is a pedophile.
I repeat, it's pedophilia. The only ones who I generally see try to claim it isn't, who fight this, are pedophiles who want to groom young teenagers.
Conflating attraction to post-pubescent teens with pedophilia does a grave disservice to people like me who were actual childhood victims of actual pedophiles.
But don't let that stop you.
It also infantalizes the victims in cases like the ones under discussion.