Re: Paedophilia, Scouting and Rumours
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Fri, 3 May 1991 11:38:00 EDT
From: HAMP::KUDUT "Kenneth Udut - Children's Rights List Co-Ordinator"
Subj: RE: Paedophilia, Rumours, and Scouting.
It actually hurts to know that a man cannot be affectionate with anyone
'under the age of consent', without _someone_ out there, waiting to judge
the behavior as 'paedophilic' or something. I think the world needs
more hugs, and closeness. Unfortunately, Hugs and Closeness = Sexual
to our so-called 'modern' society. It seems that, the more 'modern' we get,
the furthur away we get from each other. Yes, a far-removed pat on the head
is about the most acceptable closeness for a man to show to a boy, beyond
the 'manly affectionate punch'. Men, in any situation with children or
youth, are presumed Guilty, without the chance of being proven Innocent.
Sorry for the emotion. I suppose this isn't the proper place for it.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City