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The question of the day is why is this particular thing considered a mental illness, while other things aren't.
originally posted by: marg6043
a reply to: LoneCloudHopper2
I know the cure, cut the darn genitals of pedophiles and their fingers too.
How about that, oh forgot their tongues too.
originally posted by: Boadicea
a reply to: MykeNukem
You forgot the part where I said I consider it evil. I think the cure for evil is either Jesus Christ or death.
I didn't forget. But of course it is, hence why I said "HELL NO!" to excusing it, and then to normalizing it. I'm not sure what you are taking exception here.
The rest of what you said isn't realistic unless we're going to become the thought police.
Um... isn't that entirely and exactly the point of safeguarding measures to minimize (if not eliminate) opportunities and therefore occurrences? For example, prohibiting known sex offenders from working at schools, mandating that sex offenders register with authorities, and so on and so forth.
Another example is the "bathroom debate." One of the greatest complaints and fears about self-ID for transgender-identifying persons is that allowing any male predator can claim to be a "woman" and access young girls in vulnerable and private situations, creating more victims of sexual abuse. This isn't the only situation or circumstances of course, but we do have safeguarding practices for a reason.
It's a crime. A disgusting, evil, abhorrent crime. That's all I need to understand.
Well, okay, if that's all you've got, that's all you've got.
Figuring out how to stop crime before it happens, so there is no more victims in the world doesn't sound doable to me.
Of course not! We can however minimize and restrict the occasions and opportunities for such crimes to be committed. Doing any less is just as "disgusting, evil and abhorrent" because it allows and enables the criminal. Do you not protect yourself from crime? Do you not use the locks on your house doors and car doors? Do you not keep your banking passwords private? There is plenty that can be done.