Comment: MODS: OP's topic is misleading... if not totally a lie.

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MODS: OP's topic is misleading... if not totally a lie.

These psychologists are not trying to decriminalize child rape. They are simply trying to make the point that pedophiles who have not actually hurt children should be pitied rather than stigmatized so they can admit they have such an attraction and get help.

Stigmatizing those for being mentally ill does nothing to help prevent child abuse, in fact arguably it would make it more likely to happen because people attracted to minors must hide their condition instead of getting therapy or dealing with their desires in a safe manner such as masturbation.