Saying it's not a mental disorder doesn't mean they're in favor of it. In fact, doing so might have opened the door to harsher and more certain punishment for child molestors, since they could no longer hide behind the "mentally ill" label, and the courts would have to fact the fact that they're just plain evil.
posted on 06/20/2003 5:09:07 PM PDT
By saying that it is not a mental disorder, they would actually raise the stigma attached. This is what happened in the case of homosexuality. Remember the case of the two young boys who murderered their father to please the father's homosexual lover, who was also bonking the boys? The homosexual aspect was totally played down, even the child abuse angle was largely ignored.
posted on 06/20/2003 5:41:30 PM PDT
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