On second thoughts. My only hesitation to this are digital drawings that could potentially blur the lines between mere drawings and real life images. This bill would allow, for instance, someone to have seen a child and create digital artwork that could potentially be eerily close to an actual image. Also, having just glanced over the study, it seems to suggest that child pornographic images themselves lead to decreases in offences making me wonder why this bill doesn't go the full way in terms of legalising such images. Why is that and could the former point be addressed?
Aye. I would much rather paedophiles 'used' drawings of hypothetical children than on photographs that were made during the abuse of actual children. We need to recognise that paedophilia exists and that we cannot get rid of it, and that therefore we should be focussing on how to minimise the number of children abused as a result of it.
I’ll try to read the study soon, if it shows what is said then aye
If you think this normalises paedophilia do we also live in a rape culture as there is also rape porn?
Will more than likely vote aye on this.
Further the data is for reported crimes, not convictions or estimated crimes, with it even stating that 55% of claims of child abuse in divorce cases are believed to be false.
up to 55% of chi1d sex abuse accusations were false when they occurred in property dividing disputes or guardianship legal
disputes involving child custody"
Aye - a very progressive measure that goes some way to abolishing the draconian concept of a "victimless crime"
Digital drawings can be very realistic and identify a person, so Nay