Archive for the 'Stephen James' Category

The Way Forward?

November 11th, 2010

What exactly is the best way forward for the minor attracted movement in a world whose hostility seems as unrelenting as ever? In any radical movement there is a division between the ‘purists’ and the ‘pragmatists’. The purists seek the retention of simple undiluted principles and resist compromises aimed at short-time gain. NAMBLA is an […]


July 19th, 2008

I notice the Pope has just apologised for sexual abuse by catholic priests in Australia, though one lobby group has complained about the fact that he did not apologise to any of the victims in person, as apparently he did in the U.S. Why have so many priests been caught ‘interfering’ with children in various […]

Byron confronts a pedophile on BBC television

May 9th, 2008

On May 5, 2008, the BBC broadcast an edition of ‘Am I normal?’ on the subject of sex, presented by the media-friendly clinical psychologist Tanya Byron. It included an interview with a pedophile; an ‘out’ (but non-practising) girl-lover, who has been bravely campaigning for wider acceptance of child-love and for the abolition of age-of-consent laws […]

The Dangers of Sex Abuse Therapy

April 28th, 2008

The standard ‘therapy’ for ‘sexually abused’ children and adolescents is not only pointless, but positively harmful when applied to those who have been involved in consensual relationships. Try to put yourself into the mind of a child or adolescent who has been willingly involved in sex acts with an adult. You may already have been […]

Finkelhor’s Flaws: Why David Finkelhor is misguided on child-adult sex

April 26th, 2008

At David Finkelhor says this: Ultimately, I do continue to believe that the prohibition on adult-child sexual contact is primarily a moral issue. While empirical findings have some relevance they are not the final arbiter. The social judgment that slavery is reprehensible would not have been challenged by empirical findings that some slaves felt […]