Monday, June 30, 2008

Normalising child sex

A very good point from Trooper Thompson:

... new regulations for vetting adults with regard to child protection. One of the most pernicious aspects of the modern, 'all-are-suspect' approach is that it normalises something that is utterly unthinkable to the average person... Ordinary human feelings, wishing to protect and correct a child - as I was, growing up thirty years ago - become internalised and suppressed...
There is also, surely, the possibility that this normalisation will have the opposite to the intended effect, that it will increase, and not help decrease, child abuse.

1 comment:

dearieme said...

"intended" by whom?