As recently at fifty years ago, the thought of homosexuals being part of mainstream life would’ve been quickly dismissed.
Today the thought of pedophiles being socially accepted is also quickly brushed away as outrageous. However the seeds of a movement to “normalize” pedophilia are very much underway in Europe. And who is behind it—Liberals of course.
The Jimmy Savile scandal caused public revulsion, but experts disagree about what causes paedophilia - and even how much harm it causes
There is little agreement about paedophilia, even among those considered experts on the subject. Photograph: Trigger Image/Alamy
It is difficult today, after the public firestorm unleashed by revelations about Jimmy Savile and the host of child abuse allegations they have triggered, to imagine any mainstream group making anything like such a claim. But if it is shocking to realise how dramatically attitudes to paedophilia have changed in just three decades, it is even more surprising to discover how little agreement there is even now among those who are considered experts on the subject.
A liberal professor of psychology who studied in the late 1970s will see things very differently from someone working in child protection, or with convicted sex offenders. There is, astonishingly, not even a full academic consensus on whether consensual paedophilic relations necessarily cause harm.
So what, then, do we know? A paedophile is someone who has a primary or exclusive sexual interest in prepubescent children. Savile appears to have been primarily an ephebophile, defined as someone who has a similar preferential attraction to adolescents, though there have been claims one of his victims was aged eight.