I guess I take offense to the term "predatory gays." Gays are not predators. I have a question. If a heterosexual molests somebody, are they predatory straights? Blaming it on supposedly being gay is as wrong as blaming it on them being Catholics. DUers would blame molestation in the priesthood on being Catholic. What it's really about is the desire to have sex with children and using positions of authority to do so. They'll use the priesthood, the teaching profession, social work, cop, you name it. They use positions of respect and authority to become a predator because they're cowards. Not because they're gay, because they're cowards.
Originally Posted by SaintLouieWoman
Pedophilia isn't about sexual orientation. It's about the desire to have sex with children.
It talks about how most child molestation occurs between family members. I don't see a movement to put a stop to predatory family members (although there really should be when somebody is accused over and over again).
How do we stop male predators of children? Any guys here feel uneasy at me putting it that way? It later shows that there are more admitted white molesters than other ethnic groups. How are we going to protect our children against white men? Is this starting to sound wrong yet?
We want to introduce you to a sexual abuser of children. Keep in mind that far more men than women are abusers. In fact, approximately one out of 20 men, and approximately one out of 3,300 women are sexual abusers of children. Let's look at a man who has molested children. We'll call him George.
But let's get back to the idea of gays going after our children (which btw, is as wrong as saying that black men want to rape our white women).
The following 10 facts and statistics, drawn from the National Center for Victims of Crime "Child Sexual Abuse" fact sheet, reveals the scope of child sexual abuse in the U.S. and its devastating long-term impact on a child's life:
Now, with at least twenty-five percent of girls getting molested and with the majority of child molestors being men, I think it's accurate to say that a lot of those girls got molested by men. That's in no way a homosexual behavior.
An estimated 25% of girls and 16% of boys experience sexual abuse before they are 18 years old. Statistics for boys may be falsely low because of reporting techniques. (Ann Botash, MD, in Pediatric Annual, May 1997.)
Like I said earlier, family predators.
Girls are the victims of incest and/or intrafamily sexual abuse much more frequently than boys. Between 33-50% of perpetrators who sexually abuse girls are family members, while only 10-20% of those who sexually abuse boys are intrafamily perpetrators. Intrafamily abuse continues over a longer period of time than sexual abuse outside the family, and some forms -- such as parent-child abuse -- have more serious and lasting consequences.(Finkelhor, 1994.)
But what is a pedophilia? Is it another term for homosexuality? No.
It may be directed toward children of the same sex or children of the other sex. Some pedophiles are attracted to both boys and girls. Some are attracted only to children, while others are attracted to adults as well as to children.
So, at least fifty percent are married? That doesn't sound like homosexuality to me.
The onset of pedophilia usually occurs during adolescence. Occasional pedophiles begin their activities during middle age but this late onset is uncommon. In the United States, about 50% of men arrested for pedophilia are married.