Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Beyond Foley--the PC of Shrinks

This is related to the post below about the NYT v. AP stories. Parallel universe- stuff. It's written by a clinical psychologist...

A number of years ago, leftist sexual activists put pressure on the American Psychiatric Association to actually change the DSM definition of pedophilia (imagine the furor if conservative activists had done the same thing, redefining a mental disorder to make it conform with their agenda--say "feminist sexual disorder"). In the DSM III, pedophilia was simply defined as any sexual urges or fantasies toward a prepubescent child. But in the DSM IV, the criteria were changed, so that the diagnosis could only be made if the fantasies, urges, or behaviors cause clinically significant distress to the perpetrator! In other words, according to DSM-IV criteria, even if the boy had been underage, so long as Foley was not distressed or conflicted about his behavior, then he is entirely normal. He gets a pass.


...paraphilias--...used to be called perversions, which is a judgmental and not nice word, so it had to be changed by the left...

At any rate, to respond to a certain MU blogger who insists on viewing the world through blackout lenses:

In proportion to their numbers, homosexual males seem to be significantly more likely to engage in sex with minors.

Let’s take the homosexual priest problem that afflicted the Catholic church. It is again deceptive to call this a “pedophile priest” problem, since the majority of victims were post-pubescent teenage boys. [Thus this is called "ephebophilia."] This is apparently consistent with studies indicating that “While no more than 2% of male adults are homosexual... approximately 35% of pedophiles are homosexual. Further, since male-on-male pedophiles victimize far more children than do heterosexual pedophiles, it is estimated that approximately 80% of pedophilic victims are boys who have been molested by adult males.”

Of course, it is only anecdotal, but there is no question that the majority of homosexual patients I have seen had their first encounter with an older man when they were still adolescents

A majority of homosexuals were adolescent when first ....by an [older] homosexual man. Hmmmmm.

Does "preferred vehicle" ring a bell over there at Marquette U?

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