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Maybe I have a different way of seeing this situation because when I was five years old I had my first asthma attack that sent me to the hospital for a night to breath oxygen inside a plastic tent put over a bed, and since then my life depends on my taking of my medication. Some times I have to take the maximum dose (and sometimes even going over the maximum isn't enough) of all the medications, sometimes I can live with just half of it, but I can never control it, I can only try to compensate the more or less sudden changes in my organism.
Originally posted by OldCorp
There are drugs, like Depo Provera, and possibly others, that they could take to control the urges. One of those links I posted earlier made the claim that deviant sexual behavior is the result of excess testosterone production. If that is a cause, Depo would nip it in the bud.
I think that's part of the problem of this subject, the people on "this side" of the problem aren't capable of controlling their feelings either.
I don't know, honestly a lot of my common sense goes right out the window when it comes to pedos.
And that may be another part of the reason why I see things in a slightly different way, I don't have children, so while I see the actions of paedophiles as a terrible crime, I don't have any real personal feeling about it, so I may be less affected and look at it in a more detached way.
I have two daughters and three granddaughters and the thought of someone abusing a child just makes me see red.
It's not a matter of trusting them, or thinking that they couldn't control themselves, that would imply that someone knew about it already and didn't did anything, and this was not the case.
Originally posted by StealthyKat
Do we tell the child "I'm really sorry you were hurt by this person...we thought he could control himself". They can't be trusted because they can't resist any more than a junkie can be trusted not to do heroin if the opportunity presents itself.
Originally posted by ArMaP
In that junkie example, do you blame them for feeling the need for another dose or do you blame them for committing crimes to get the money to buy more drugs?