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    Paedophillia is prevalent in the bible and occurs in Middle Eastern countries. Also we've become accepting of all sorts of bizarre sexual orientations- homosexuality, asexuality, necrophillia and beastiality. The fact these are all accepted as the norm these days in society raises a quietly controversial question- should our views on Paedophillia change?
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    (Original post by BugzyMalone)
    Paedophillia is prevalent in the bible and occurs in Middle Eastern countries. Also we've become accepting of all sorts of bizarre sexual orientations- homosexuality, asexuality, necrophillia and beastiality. The fact these are all accepted as the norm these days in society raises a quietly controversial question- should our views on Paedophillia change?
    Being gay is Bizarre?

    How?

    And we don't accept necrophilia pedophilia and bestiality, at least not in the West
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    (Original post by BugzyMalone)
    should our views on Paedophillia change?
    Yes, it should be treated more as a mental illness.

    No, it should'nt be legalised.
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    I didn't know people had become accepting of necrophilia?

    What a relief.
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    They should be pitied, unless they act on it. And then they should be dismemebered.
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    Pedophilia is legal
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    (Original post by Reue)
    Yes, it should be treated more as a mental illness.

    No, it should'nt be legalised.
    I would say the sexuality should be treated as a mental illness but the act of molesting a child(or buying porn that propagates molestation of children) is unforgivable, as an adult you are responsible for controlling your body and so the punishment for it should stay the same.
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    (Original post by Reue)
    No, it should'nt be legalised.
    See below.

    (Original post by BugzyMalone)
    Paedophillia is prevalent in the bible and occurs in Middle Eastern countries. Also we've become accepting of all sorts of bizarre sexual orientations- homosexuality, asexuality, necrophillia and beastiality. The fact these are all accepted as the norm these days in society raises a quietly controversial question- should our views on Paedophillia change?
    As other posters have addressed, necrophilia and beastiality are not accepted norms in society today. However, there's an important terminological distinction that no one, including yourself and Reue have failed to address:

    Pedophilia is a sexual attraction to pre-pubescent children (typically ages 11 and under).
    Hebephilia is a sexual attraction to children currently 'undergoing' puberty (11-14)
    Ephebophilia is a sexual attraction to children who have just completed the main processes of puberty ages 15-19

    On its own, these descriptors describe a sexual attraction; not any form of action such as non-consensual rape of a child which is psychologically unable to provide valid consent. Why is sexual attraction 'wrong' (morally speaking) ever? A sexual attraction, on its own, causes no harm to another party (so you cannot derive a moral wrongness in terms of the harm principle). And why should a sexual attraction be illegal?

    One can have these sexual feelings but fail to ever to want act them out because they realize that this would constitute rape for legitimate psychological/mental reasons.
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    Paedophilia is ok.
    Child abuse is not.

    Peadophilia is as natural as homosexuality. Yes, I said it.

    /Thread.
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    (Original post by BugzyMalone)
    Paedophillia is prevalent in the bible and occurs in Middle Eastern countries. Also we've become accepting of all sorts of bizarre sexual orientations- homosexuality, asexuality, necrophillia and beastiality. The fact these are all accepted as the norm these days in society raises a quietly controversial question- should our views on Paedophillia change?
    Homosexuality is legal in some places because it is too controversial to debate the origins.
    Asexuality isn't enough an issue where it wasn't accepted, to have to be accepted, so no.
    Necrophilia is obviously sick for probably more reasons than anything else. You'd have to be really insane to debate that it isn't.
    Bestiality is seen as animal abuse and was too deemed acceptable ages ago, but I'm not sure it's illegal. It needs to be.

    Pedophilia is wrong because it is sexual abuse, or engaging in sexual activity or molestation or exposure to someone who can't defend themselves. It is also seen as an abuse of authority. If someone came up to you when you were a kid and touched you or tried to have sex with you, you'd probably be scared and confused. It's child welfare. Are you saying eradicate child welfare for the sole wispy purpose of being nice?
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    (Original post by josh75)
    I would say the sexuality should be treated as a mental illness but the act of molesting a child(or buying porn that propagates molestation of children) is unforgivable, as an adult you are responsible for controlling your body and so the punishment for it should stay the same.
    I agree. Being a paedophile doesn't make you a molester in the same way that being straight doesn't make you a rapist and so those who act on it should (rightly so) be treated criminally.
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    I don't think paedophilia is illegal. Do we have a thought police here in Britain.
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    (Original post by Keyhofi)
    Paedophilia is ok.
    Child abuse is not.

    Peadophilia is as natural as homosexuality. Yes, I said it.

    /Thread.
    Since when was pedophilia reduced to the mere attraction. If I am a bibliophile, it means I read books a lot because I like them a lot. "Phile" as a suffix means when someone enjoys it and partakes in it as a hobby. It's not just one thing/attraction and "end of."
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    It's absolutely vile, and anybody who thinks different must have a few issues themselves.

    The Ian Watkins case is something that I will never be able to get out of my head, I read the report on it and I wish I could erase it from my mind. Absolutely terrible, I cried when I read about what he done to those poor little babies. How can anybody physically or mentally hurt someone so little and innocent... I just can't even begin to understand. This thread annoys me hugely.
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    (Original post by NYU2012)
    However, there's an important terminological distinction that no one, including yourself and Reue have failed to address:
    Simply having the thoughts is not illegal, so it wasn't that to which I was referring.
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    (Original post by Cherie Amour)
    Homosexuality is legal in some places because it is too controversial to debate the origins.
    Asexuality isn't enough an issue where it wasn't accepted, to have to be accepted, so no.
    Necrophilia is obviously sick for probably more reasons than anything else. You'd have to be really insane to debate that it isn't.
    Bestiality is seen as animal abuse and was too deemed acceptable ages ago, but I'm not sure it's illegal. It needs to be.

    Pedophilia is wrong because it is sexual abuse, or engaging in sexual activity or molestation or exposure to someone who can't defend themselves. It is also seen as an abuse of authority. If someone came up to you when you were a kid and touched you or tried to have sex with you, you'd probably be scared and confused. It's child welfare. Are you saying eradicate child welfare for the sole wispy purpose of being nice?
    The question was should it be legal, not should it be right.

    Homosexuality, Asexuality, Necrophilia (some aspects) and Pedophilia are all legal in most of the civilised world.
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    (Original post by Reue)
    Simply having the thoughts is not illegal, so it wasn't that to which I was referring to.
    But pedophilia simply just is having certain thoughts. You're talking about rape and sexual assault, which are not pedophilia.
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    (Original post by Cherie Amour)
    Since when was pedophilia reduced to the mere attraction. If I am a bibliophile, it means I read books a lot because I like them a lot. "Phile" as a suffix means when someone enjoys it and partakes in it as a hobby. It's not just one thing/attraction and "end of."
    Paedophilia is just an attraction(/thoughts). Like homosexuality is just an attraction(/thoughts). There is a difference between experiencing these feelings and acting on them. You can be a homosexual without ever having a same-sex partner, and you can be a paedophile without ever being near a child.
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    Yes, lets legalise sexual abuse of children. Plonker.
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    (Original post by bassbabe)
    Yes, lets legalise sexual abuse of children. Plonker.
    Pedophilia isn't the sexual abuse of children and this whole question is flawed because pedophilia is already legal so you're as much a plonker as OP
 
 
 
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