Think back to your first childhood crush. Maybe it was a classmate or a friend next door. Most likely, through school and into adulthood, your affections continued to focus on others in your approximate age group. But imagine if they did not. By some estimates, 1 percent of the male
From the Czech Film Center: The feature-length documentary Daniel’s World by director Veronika Lišková takes a look at the world of the Czech paedophile community without prejudices or social stereotypes. The main figure in this tale of forbidden love and the constant struggle for self-reconciliation and for the possibility of
On Oregon Public Broadcasting’s Think Out Loud: We’ll discuss combating the stigma of pedophilia and treatment options with author Wilson Kenney, who is the clinical director at the Professional Therapeutic Community Network in Salem. And we’ll talk with an Oregon man named Gary about how he has managed his own
From CBC News Canada: Ethan Edwards, a man in his mid-50s, last year confided his deepest secret to a close friend: that he was a pedophile. “He’s happy to keep my secret,” Edwards wrote in an online chat with CBC News, too fearful of vigilantes to give out his phone
On CBC Radio’s Ideas with Paul Kennedy: Is pedophilia a psychiatric disorder that can be treated, or is it innate and unchangeable? We speak with ex-offenders and doctors on both sides of the debate. With B4U-ACT’s Paul Christiano. Listen to the program here.
On National Public Radio’s This American Life: There’s one group of people that is universally tarred and feathered in the United States and most of the world. We never hear from them, because they can’t identify themselves without putting their livelihoods and reputations at risk. That group is pedophiles. It
In the Toronto Star: Dr. James Cantor of CAMH has shown pedophilia is like a sexual orientation — a deep attraction that cannot change. Now, pedophiles who have never molested children are seeking social acceptance. Read the full article here.
In the Los Angeles Times: Pedophilia once was thought to stem from psychological influences early in life. Now, many experts view it as a deep-rooted predisposition that does not change. As a young boy, Paul Christiano loved the world of girls — the way they danced, how their spindly bodies
In The Guardian: The Jimmy Savile scandal caused public revulsion, but experts disagree about what causes paedophilia – and even how much harm it causes. Read the full article here.