Ok i'm sure many people clicking on ths thread will have read my views on real child pornography and paedophiles. I firstly want to header this post
with my views quickly.
If a Paedophile acts upon their compulsions they should be imprisoned for the rest of their life, i have an absolute burning hatred of these people.
If they download child pornography containing images of real children, then i think the same sentence should apply, life in prison, because by
downloading it they have helped it happen in a way.
I was reading another thread on ATS about a recent paedophile who was arrested with what the police describe as the worst collection of child porn
they had ever seen, as i was scrolling through the BBC news archives something stuck me, i started to read and found out about something i never even
knew existed. Maybe i'm slightly naive, it's animated child pronography.
Basically an artist draws children in sexual poses etc, these aren't child models before anyone asks, please read the article.
The basic arguements against paedophilic abuse are easy to understand and quite logical.
1) It harms the child emotionally and quite often physically. The scars of abuse continue into their adult lives and can haunt them for the rest of
their lives. It destroys the sense of trust they have with people and even with counselling can be hard to fix. Suicides happen amongst the abused at
a higher rate.
2) It's illegal, this to me is a minor point compared to point one.
Those are the two big points against child pornography and physical abuse of a child, so what about this animated stuff? Well i find the idea of even
animated child pornography disgusting and distressing, however as i was reading the article something interesting came up. A paedophile caught using
it said he'd abandoned real child pornography after he started using the animated stuff. I've had trouble finding the second article where the
paedophile talks about stopping using real child pornography, sorry.
Now whilst im sure everyone here will share my revulsion with this man (at least i hope you all do), this is interesting. A real child might have been
abused had this animated stuff not existed and here is where i'm conflicted. Whilst this disgusts me, should it be made illegal in the UK? It
counters the first point against child abuse, there is no child involved.
No child is involved at any stage of these images, they are pure fake, created on a computer or drawn by hand. Whilst it's horrible, should it be
illegal? Should we allow such pornography so that these people can satiate their lusts? If even one child is saved from abuse, would that make it
In all truth i'm utterly conflicted on this issue. I rarely have trouble making my mind up about anything, read though my thread history and you'll
see that. This however i'm having trouble deciding, if it saves even one child then maybe it's worth leaving it to be legal. If a handful of
paedophiles stop using real child pornography, where a child is horribly abused, to use this instead, then maybe we should allow it?
I decided to open this up on ATS as i just cannot decide whether this is ok or not, and i don't mean morally, it's wrong that this even exists,
it's wrong they enjoy it. I just mean if it saves a child should we allow it? I'm hoping we'll get good arguments about all this because in all
truth i can't make up my mind and a good debate would help me out.