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10 November 2010 @ 04:24 pm
What The Hell?  
This is all kinds of wrong: The Pedophile's Guide to Love and Pleasure by Phillip R Greaves the 2nd.

His product description reads:

This is my attempt to make pedophile situations safer for those juveniles that find themselves involved in them, by establishing certian rules for these adults to follow. I hope to achieve this by appealing to the better nature of pedosexuals, with hope that their doing so will result in less hatred and perhaps liter sentences should they ever be caught.

Oh. A kinder, gentler way to sexually abuse children.

Nick Mamatas has a great post about the slipper slope of banning such works about criminal activities. Sad but true.

Mamatas then links to a post on The Smoking Gun where the author says he has sold only one title and claims he has never, as an adult, engaged "in sexual acts with children" as TSG called it. OK, then, how do you have the knowledge to write the book? Hmmmm.

One of the commenters there offered this link to a similar-themed book on Amazon: Understanding Loved Boys and Boylovers.

One thing is obvious: the internet has made pedophiles bolder. Now that they are in touch with each other, no pun intended, they think they are some kind of oppressed group. So why not openly publish how-to books?

I'm thoroughly sick now.

UPDATE: Amazon Defends "Pedophile's Guide"
Phatchick: Whup A$$ladybrigid on November 11th, 2010 04:10 pm (UTC)
It may not be illegal to publish such books but IMO it is unethical. While anybody can write anything (I'm a firm believer in the 1st amendment, even with shit like this going on) but Amazon is a business and has some obligation to its customers. IMNSHO, this is like hearing someone say he'd like to rob a bank and then hand him a loaded semi-automatic and the blueprints for the First National Bank. If the cops arrest a child molester and this book is found among his belongings, I sincerely hope the kid's family sues Amazon for their part in the crime.
Tapatitapati on November 11th, 2010 04:22 pm (UTC)

First, great icon!

Yes, I can't argue that publication should be outlawed but Amazon does have a choice about what it sells. Is turning away pedophile customers such a big deal? I agree, they should be sued if such a thing happens and the perpetrator has this book.