When you think of pedophiles, do you not sneer in disgust? Do you wonder in complete astonishment how someone could be capable of such a heinous act? Are you not mortified that any other human, with an operable brain and soul like yours, could in any way perform such activities? Even a psychologist or psychiatrist, while coming off as understanding and willing to discuss the problem with a patient, has some level of disgust for the behavior. They are trying to understand the basis of the person’s behavior and deeply seated roots leading to their actions in order to treat their “disorder” and provide therapy to avoid repeats. Society, as a whole, view pedophiles as something vile in nature and never socially acceptable.
So why on earth has a man opted to write a book on the topic, seemingly in defense of the perpetrators ruining childhoods left and right? Phillip R. Greaves II is the author of a newly self-published book titled, The Pedophile’s Guide to Love and Pleasure: A Child-Lover’s Code of Conduct. That’s right. Practically a how-to guide on being an appropriate pedophile and maintaining a code of conduct. I read multiple articles that raided the internet’s audience minutes upon discovery. According to Greaves, this book is no way meant to encourage pedophilia but rather to “fix” the horribly twisted and negative image in which the media portrays pedophiles. I’m sorry. Were we supposed to glorify these creatures?
Greaves product description of the book is, “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 the hope that their doing so will result in less hatred and perhaps lighter sentences should they ever be caught.” So, instead of continuing to fight the pedophile rates throughout the world, the man has opted to instead provide a list of rules for pedophiles to follow. This brings a new meaning to the idea of if you can’t beat them, join them. Now, Greaves declares that he himself is not a pedophile. However, he did admit to having sexual contact with a child as a teenager and being introduced to the concept of oral sex at the age of seven by an older woman. So he’s had a small run in being a victim/perpetrator.
But still, while maybe his heart is in the right place, it’s a fucked up concept. I mean, he’s quoted to having said “True pedophiles love children and would never hurt them…” but then saying that in his guidelines he insists, “Penetration is out. You can’t do that with a child, but kissing and fondling I don’t think is that big of a problem…” Now, I’m not a mother (Heavens be praised) but I have been a nanny and a babysitter for over half of my young life and even I know, there is a problem with fondling a child. You do not fondle children. Parents kiss children on the cheek, some on the lips. Friends kiss friends on the cheek. Some of the kids I babysat demanded a kiss on the cheek when the parents came home and I would leave. But never once did the idea of pedophilia cross my mind. In fact, while babysitting said children, the concept of the frailty and innocence of a child was only strengthened in my mind. How could one calmly and sanely encourage another to cross and destroy a child’s sense of innocence before they even enter the real world?
And as fucked up as this is, sales of this book on Amazon have skyrocketed over 101,000% in less than a day. I’m not sure if it’s because people are wanting to truly investigate what all the fuss is about or if have the consumers who own Kindles are pedophiles. Either way, I will not be purchasing this book. I won’t go so far as to boycott Amazon but I am disgusted at the fact that this type of information is available to the general public. Freedom of speech be damned, this is encouragement to the destruction of future generations.
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