This was a pretty informative article about the online pedophilia community. Talks about how these people operate, the psychological aspects of pedophilia and things the community is doing to advocate for itself. Link requires FREE registration.
quote:But it is no longer just chatter in the ether. What started online almost two decades ago as a means of swapping child pornography has transformed in recent years into a more complex and diversified community that uses the virtual world to advance its interests in the real one.
Today, pedophiles go online to seek tips for getting near children — at camps, through foster care, at community gatherings and at countless other events. They swap stories about day-to-day encounters with minors. And they make use of technology to help take their arguments to others, like sharing online a printable booklet to be distributed to children that extols the benefits of sex with adults.
The community’s online infrastructure is surprisingly elaborate. There are Internet radio stations run by and for pedophiles; a putative charity that raised money to send Eastern European children to a camp where they were apparently visited by pedophiles; and an online jewelry company that markets pendants proclaiming the wearer as being sexually attracted to children, allowing anyone in the know to recognize them.
This is disgusting. I've witnessed the hogwash banter of pedophiles in other places; spewing out BS like they're fighting for children's rights to free sexual expression. They've even gone so far as to say that most children are blatantly sexual and are dying for release, and should have the "right" to consent to sex with an adult or to (!) initiate an encounter.
It's amazing that they could blow this stuff so out of proportion, and try so hard to find a just cause for their behavior. I don't think victims of child molestation or rape remember asking for what happened, or of the attack revealing "latent tension".
Being this way is some sort of mental disease gone horribly wrong. You really wouldn't see many normal adults taking jobs just for a hope at a peek or to feel up on others, like they do at summer camps.
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