Date: July 27, 2018
“The following proposal was approved by the DSM Steering Committee and are being posted for a 45-day public comment period.
Comment Period Opens: July 16, 2018
Comment Period Closes: August 29, 2018
Proposal: Text Change to the Development and Course of Pedophilia
The DSM Steering Committee received a proposal requesting that a change be made to a portion of the text in the Development and Course section of Pedophilic Disorder. Specifically, the proposal pointed to a statement in the text that it claimed was inaccurate: “pedophilia per se appears to be a lifelong condition.” The proposal suggested that there is insufficient evidence to support this conclusion and that this statement could potentially create deleterious consequences for individuals who undergo evaluation for pedophilia. The proposal recommended that the statement be deleted and replaced with a statement reflecting that very little is known about the persistence of pedophilia over time.
After review of the relevant literature by the DSM Review Committee on Externalizing Disorders and by the Steering Committee, the following change to the text of the DSM is being proposed.
1.Omit the sentence “Pedophilia per se appears to be a lifelong condition” from paragraph 2 on p. 699 (under the heading “Development and Course”), without replacing it (i.e., simply delete it).
2.Have the remainder of what is now paragraph 2 continue as an extension of paragraph 1, with the first part of the sentence after the omitted one amended to read: “Pedophilic disorder includes elements that may change over time…”
With these revisions, the passage of text in question would read as follows: “…Hence, Criterion C requires for diagnosis a minimum age of 16 years and at least 5 years older than the child or children in Criterion A. Pedophilic disorder includes elements that may change over time with or without treatment:…”
DSM-5 p. 699:
Development and Course
Adult males with pedophilic disorder may indicate that they become aware of strong or preferential sexual interest in children around the time of puberty — the same time frame in which males who later prefer physically mature partners become aware of their sexual interest in women or men. Attempting to diagnose pedophilic disorder at the age at which it first manifests is problematic because of the difficulty during adolescent development in differentiating it from age-appropriate sexual interest in peers or from sexual curiosity. Hence, Criterion C requires for diagnosis a minimum age of 16 years and at least 5 years older than the child or children in Criterion A.
Adults with pedophilic disorder may report an awareness of sexual interest in children that preceded engaging in sexual behavior involving children or self-identification as a pedophile. Advanced age is as likely to similarly diminish the frequency of sexual behavior involving children as it does other paraphilically motivated and normophilic sexual behavior.
Date: July 27, 2018
It was utterly stupid that Roseanne got fired.
It was utterly stupid, that people organized around the goal of getting Roseanne fired…
…It is utterly stupid…that so many people out there, imagine this type of social vindictiveness is acceptable.
…May these masses of utterly stupid people never have the ill fortune, of facing the “justice” they’ve worked so hard to make our present social norm…
Poetic justice aside…this behavior is nothing more than social cancer.
They are creating a monster, nobody will be able to control.
Date: July 27, 2018
“A new poll shows President Trump has lost support among his blue-collar base in the wake of his much criticized Helsinki news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The survey from Quinnipiac University shows a drop of eight percentage points among white voters without a college degree, compared to the organization’s last national poll.
In June, 57 percent of these voters approved of the president’s job performance, but that number now stands at 49 percent. Conversely, the number of those who disapprove has also increased, from 36 percent to 47 percent. Trump’s other key demographic — white men — saw a five-point dip in support from a 54 percent approval rating last month to 49 percent in the latest poll. Those who disapprove also grew by five points.
“Whether it is with love or not, President Donald Trump’s relationship with Russia has delivered a small blow to his already poor standing with the American people,” said Peter Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac poll.
A new poll shows President Trump has lost support among his blue-collar base in the wake of his much criticized Helsinki news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The survey from Quinnipiac University shows a drop of eight percentage points among white voters without a college degree, compared to the organization’s last national poll.”
Date: July 27, 2018
“WASHINGTON—Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is planning to repeal an Obama-era rule that aimed to penalize for-profit colleges that leave their students with unreasonable debt and poor job prospects, according to people familiar with the plan.
The Obama administration drafted the rule, known as the “gainful employment” provision, to crack down on career-education schools, many of which operate as for-profits, if students graduate without meaningful job opportunities and with debts they cannot pay off.
Date: July 27, 2018
This post simply marks the nine year anniversary of my Twitter account!
Twitter [and it’s many communities] has been a substantive source of content for Our Love Frontier, over the years…and I thank Twitter, for being upstanding enough to allow for this bounty of information, inspiration, wisdom and expression.
One more year, and it’s a whole decade on Twitter!
The older I get…the more I’m experiencing these big anniversaries…even as I garner a lot more consistent eyes and attention [many of them hostile]…
…It may not seem like much…but internet culture has definitely shifted, over the last few decades…Stubborn persistence is finally paying off…MAPs have solid standing, on the internet…at least in some popular arenas.
Date: July 27, 2018
“President Donald Trump waded into the controversy surrounding Twitter Inc.’s so-called shadow banning of some Republicans, which has been accused of limiting their visibility in search results on the social media giant’s platform.
“Twitter ‘SHADOW BANNING’ prominent Republicans. Not good. We will look into this discriminatory and illegal practice at once! Many complaints,” Trump said Thursday in a Twitter posting.
Twitter shares slipped 3.2 percent, to $42.79 in early trading in New York.
According to a report Wednesday by Vice News, Twitter is restricting the visibility of Republicans including Republican Party Chairman Ronna McDaniel and GOP members of Congress in an attempt to improve political debate on its service. Democrats haven’t been “shadow banned,” the website reported.
A Twitter spokesman said in a statement Thursday that the company doesn’t engage in shadow banning. “We are aware that some accounts are not automatically populating in our search box, and shipping a change to address this. The profiles, Tweets and discussions about these accounts do appear when you search for them.”
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey responded to the report in a tweet Wednesday. “We have a lot more work to do to earn people’s trust on how we work,” he said.
This is an acknowledgement of something, which some of us have known for a long, long time…
…The right wing camp is getting “shadow banned”, outright banned, or otherwise punished more for their behavior…because they have a much higher concentration of malicious [and over all dumb] sociopaths amongst them.
Today is my nine year anniversary on Twitter…and in most of a decade…I cannot even tell you, just how many times I’ve witnessed right wing people harassing, threatening [even violently…like, murder, rape and other forms of physical assault], doxing…I’ve seen some insanely sick things come out of these people, either directed at another MAP or myself…or both…often part of an extended campaign of harassment, and attempts at terrorism [tormenting their victim]…
These behaviors do not simply violate Twitters terms of service [and community code of conduct]…they are top tier violations, of the most serious form…They are extreme behaviors, on a social network platform…
…On a platform like Twitter…you don’t typically get any worse than this [other than those who also attempt/succeed following through, offline].
It is not even up for debate…that people engaged in this behavior are in violation of Twitters terms of service, nor that Twitter is fully justified in taking action against them for it.
…But, my goodness…all the people who are discovered crying, whining, complaining, lashing out at Twitter [and more fiercely still, at MAPs], after they received a banning or a “time out”, over their indefensible behavior?…
…It’s as if these brain dead idiots, are oblivious to what they’ve just brazenly done…They’re in absolute, total denial over it.
…They somehow seem to believe, that Twitters rules against harassment, threats, smearing, doxing and the like, do not apply to them…
…or that pointing out that the target of their malicious [often times obsessive, sick and demented] behavior “is a pedophile”, inexplicably resolves them of all responsibility for what they just did to another human being, on Twitter’s platform.
Hell…in their warped minds, they think they should be rewarded for behaving like that…and then become shocked and outraged, when just the opposite predictably happens to them.
In general…the right wing tends to be a lot more abusive, and cross the line [aka, violate the rules] a lot more often…Which explains why they have such high frequencies of getting banned, or otherwise limited, on a platform.
We MAPs have been trying to explain to these sorts of idiots on Twitter, just how it is that a MAP can openly be present and function on Twitter for years [most of a decade, in my case], when they get outraged over discovering us on Twitter…as if there were ever some kind of rule outright banning racial, sexual or ideological groups…
…They have such a hard time wrapping their mind around the fact…that Twitter’s terms of service and community standards, are designed to crack down on malicious [or illegal] behavior…and that when a MAP does not engage in malicious [or illegal] behavior on Twitter, they are not going to be banned from Twitter, or otherwise punished as though they had violated the terms of service.
My own longevity on Twitter, despite countless exchanges with these sorts of douche bags, can absolutely be attributed to the fact that I scrupulously abide by Twitters terms of service, and community standards.
…Since I’m a civilized, sophisticated, refined and decent human being…this just comes naturally to me…So, I fit in at Twitter quite marvelously.
We MAPs are not “protected” on Twitter, by Jack or anybody else…
We MAPs exist in the exact same Twitter environment, under the exact same Twitter rules, as everybody else on Twitter…
We MAPs tend to be far more mindful of our behavior, especially because of the unfair, hyper scrutiny placed upon us…and a history, of suffering extreme discrimination.
Date: July 27, 2018
“Just how much dirt does Michael Cohen have on Donald Trump?
President Donald Trump’s troubles with his former lawyer Michael Cohen took a potentially damaging twist Thursday when the attorney representing the porn star Stormy Daniels in her lawsuit against Trump alleged that multiple other women had been paid off by Trump or his allies and suggested Trump may even have covered up a pregnancy.
Donald Trump conspired with Michael Cohen to pay off multiple other women prior to Election Day in 2016,” the lawyer Michael Avenatti tweeted . “They were also concerned about a pregnancy. Cohen has evidence and info in his possession and it must be released to the public.”
Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, is suing Trump to release her from an agreement in which she was paid to keep quiet about an affair she says she had with Trump in 2006. Cohen’s legal team this week released recordings Cohen had kept in which he and Trump appeared to discuss whether to pay for the rights to the story of another woman who said she had an affair with Trump; the National Enquirer had already purchased those rights. Trump has denied both having affairs with either of those women.
…Did that naughty woman grab Donald Trumps pee pee, with her pussy?
…Poor The Donald…
How terribly traumatic it must have been for him, having the tables turned on such a godly, innocent man…
He’s the one who’s supposed to be doing all the grabbing…isn’t he?…
…Do you suppose, he’ll file rape charges?