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– Pedophilia means the excessive (sexual) love of children. It does not mean having sex with them, although that is what people generally have in mind when they use the term. Because children cannot legally consent to anything, an adult using a child as a sexual object is engaging in a wrongful act. Such an act is wrongful because it entails the use of physical coercion, the threat of such coercion, or (what comes to the same thing in a relationship between an adult and a child) the abuse of the adult’s status as a trusted authority. The outcome of the act — whether it is beneficial or detrimental for the child — is irrelevant for judging its permissibility. .
Mais y a-t-il un politique, un intellectuel « de gauche » qui voie dans l’enfant mieux qu’une bestiole d’âge et de sexe indéterminés, un peu attendrissante, un peu encombrante, qu’on a bien raison de confier aux dames et aux eunuques en attendant qu’elle ressemble à papa ? .
With a relaxation of taboos and legal pressures, open discussion and knowledge would replace ignorance, and the boys themselves would be better able to decide whether to go after—or accept the interest of—this man or that. (For such desires aren’t exclusively one-sided; modern psychiatric evidence indicates that the boys themselves often make the first move. .