Date: August 19, 2019
“Continued public outcries over such issues as young models in sexually suggestive ads and intimate relationships between teachers and students speak to one of the most controversial fears of our time: the entanglement of children and sexuality. In this book, Steven Angelides confronts that fear, exploring how emotional vocabularies of anxiety, shame, and even contempt not only dominate discussions of youth sexuality but also allow adults to avoid acknowledging the sexual agency of young people. Introducing case studies and trends from Australia, the United Kingdom, and North America, he challenges assumptions on a variety of topics, including sex education, age-of-consent laws, and sexting. Angelides contends that an unwillingness to recognize children’s sexual agency results not in the protection of young people but in their marginalization.”
“Steven Angelides is affiliated with the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health, and Society at La Trobe University and is an honorary senior research fellow in the Department of Modern History, Politics, and International Relations at Macquarie University. He is the author of A History of Bisexuality, also published by the University of Chicago Press.”
Date: August 19, 2019
“Understanding jokes requires a certain amount of mental agility, psychologists tell us, because you need to recognise a sudden shift in meaning, or appreciate the blending of odd contexts that don’t normally go together. A new study in the journal Cognitive Processing has tested whether intelligence plays the same role in the appreciation of sick or black humour: the kind of jokes that make light of death, illness and the vulnerable. Consistent with past research linking intelligence with joke appreciation, the participants who most liked cartoons based on black humour also scored highest on verbal and non-verbal IQ.”
Many of the things expressed in this Sub-Blog, I’ve addressed any number of times over the years. I don’t wish to analyze every video, etc., but I do find it valuable to share these kinds of video, etc., even if I disagree substantially with any of it…It’s important to acknowledge and embrace, that there are people out there, who are engaged in levelheaded discussion about “pedophiles”. – Steve
Date: May 15, 2019
“It’s scary to learn, but sexual attraction to children is a lot more common than most people realise.
Not everyone with that problem will meet with the clinical definition for paedophilia, but the attraction is there nevertheless.
So what separates a would-be abuser from an abuser?
Today’s episode is part one of a two part special where we speak to three men who say they’ve never offended but struggle with the attraction they feel towards children.
We also ask an expert about exactly how common attraction to children is, and what it is that makes people more likely to act on it.
Dr Kelly Richards, Criminologist, Queensland University of Technology
Anonymous celibate paedophiles”
Date: February 21, 2019
“OxRisk is a project by the Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology group at the University of Oxford.
We have developed four freely available web-based risk calculators:
OxRec – Risk of Recidivism Tool, also available in Swedish, and Greek
OxMIV – Mental Illness and Violence Tool, also available in Greek
OxMIS – Mental Illness and Suicide Tool
FoVOx – Forensic Psychiatry and Violence Tool”
These were meant for people who’ve been formerly incarcerated, who have schizophrenia or a bipolar disorder…and/or who’ve been hospitalized for mental issues…
…I’m disqualified from taking any of these…I’m so wonderful, that I’ve never been to prison…and I don’t have any mental illness…