March 28, 2021
Thanks to anonymous!
” Reporters for Australia’s ABC Tasmania have reportedly been warned to avoid using the term ‘pedophile’ when referring to an accused serial child molestor, for fear of “discouraging” non-offending pedophiles from seeking help.
In an email to reporters, an unnamed senior producer at ABC said that the Sexual Assault Support Service (SASS) had “mentioned their concerns” about describing former nurse James Geoffrey Griffin – who committed suicide in 2019 after the allegations against him were made public – as a pedophile.
“We should avoid [the term pedophile], unless we know he had a clinical diagnosis of paedophilia and instead use serial sexual offender / predator, or a sexual abuser of children and young people,” the producer warned.
The email cautioned that the SASS says there are a lot of pedophiles or “people with paedophilia” who “do not act on those impulses,” particularly if they “reach out for and receive professional psychological help.”
According to The Australian newspaper, the producer’s email”concerned and angered” some reporters, as well as activists against child molestation. Beyond Abuse founder Steve Fisher, who himself is a survivor of abuse, argued that “changing language” could confuse people when reading stories that expose predators.
While some reporters initially believed the advice to be binding, others did not and there have been multiple instances of the word ‘pedophile’ being used since the email was sent, the Australian said.
COMMENT from SUBMITTER:
Pedophile word banned unless they were tested and result showed they do have pedophilia”
I see a lot of the problem I’ve been discussing for years, in this article…
…Aggressive people [sometimes hurt and with an axe to grind] have this dialogue under siege, essentially trapped where it mostly has been for the past 30 years…and they are trying to hold onto dominant control, over what can be said/understood, and how it can be said/understood.
They want to paint their own particular sort of picture…and tell people “this is the only way it is”…and lock out everything else.
…And some of them are angry, because they’ve been told they need to stop inhumanely demonizing other human beings?…because they need to stop spreading false information, about entire demographics of the human species?!
This is why I find so much of the media “profession” to be disgusting and reprehensible.
They are self entitled to use everybody else, however they please…inflicting whatever injury they please…because it serves their own predatory goals…
…and they get so angry when they are called out on it…or people even politely ask them to change.
So many of these people are just soulless bastards, who care nothing about other human beings, who lack human empathy…and who will shamelessly say anything for a paycheck.