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    In my opinion Aspergers And bipolar disorders are illnesses

    Pedophilia is a criminal choice, just like rape and murder.

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    Given that one of the arguments against same sex marriage that is often thrown around is "next we will be allowing adults to marry children", I object very much to it being considered a sexual orientation.

    1) because I dont believe it is, and 2) because it enables attitudes like the above.

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    I understand that being a pedophile, but not acting on it, is not illegal. The idea of fantasies about statutory rape being classed as a sexual orientation just doesn't sit right with me. I think it could serve to educate people about their own sexual thoughts (the amount of times I have heard men talking about teen girls without thinking of it as pedophelia - abhorrent) but I do agree with some that it could potentially make it seem less taboo if we talk about it in a way which implies it is as normal and healthy as a consenting adult-adult relationship.

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    Right so having a preference for children is an orientation then having sex with someone against their will is an orientation so is having sex with dead bodies?? Where do you drawer the line? How many little sexual preference boxes can there be there to tick?

    This article sickens me. I don't give a sh*t if pedophiles feel scared to get help about their "condition", sure get help for it but I don't want any of them feeling comfortable about what they are because the names been changed. I have no compassion for anyone who could be looking at my child and thinking about them in that way. I don't care if they don't act on it, it is wrong, it is a crime and it makes me sick to my stomach.
    And honestly how can they say they would never act on it if its an orientation? Would a straight woman never act on her desires, would a gay man never act on his desires?
    Like a PP said once upon a time homosexuality was a crime, a "condition" and now it's (rightfully) an orientation and its ok and normal for women to be with women and men to be with men. How long will it be for it to be ok to have sex with children?


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    I'm sorry if the above sounded pretty brutal. I am usually a very compassionate person but I guess this just strikes a chord with me. I think of all of those children who have been raped and how they would feel about this


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    Quote Originally Posted by ChannyV View Post
    In my opinion Aspergers And bipolar disorders are illnesses
    Aspergers is a different wiring of the brain
    Not an illness
    Just because neurotypical brains are more common does not make them superior


    In regards to the OP
    I will respond when I've got the brain capacity to Reread the article properly

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gandalf View Post
    Aspergers is a different wiring of the brain
    Not an illness
    Just because neurotypical brains are more common does not make them superior


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    I will respond when I've got the brain capacity to Reread the article properly
    I know what it is my brother has Aspergers and my best friend is bi polar and I don't think pedophilia should be in the same category is what I was getting at. Nor do I think it should be classified as a sexual orientation.

    Not once did I say that everyone else was superior. The doctors have told these people they have a mental illness, I wasn't having a go at them in any shape or form.
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    I had a bit more of a look online for this last night after my friend told me this and I found an article that expanded on this saying that it is only paedophilia without consummation that has been re- classified not paedophilia disorder which is where a person has acted on their compulsion.

    I still regard this as a very slippery slope and loathe to think that the apa may have bowed to pressure from so called 'minor attracted persons' or whatever they call them selves.

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    Do people really put their hand up and say "I'm a pedophile but don't worry iv never acted upon my urges?". Serious question here, it just surprises me.

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    I find that very disturbing. It gives the impression that it is an acceptable attribute- and I'm sorry, it's not acceptable on any level playing feild. Even describing it as a mental disorder does not sit right. It's just plain old wrong.

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