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#82811 - 12/05/04 09:32 PM Sicko Academic Says Pedophilia "Sometimes Positive" (trigger)
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Sicko Academic Says Pedophilia "Sometimes Positive"

Sicko is right.


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Sicko Academic Says Pedophilia "Sometimes Positive"

London Guardian/Matthew Taylor | December 2 2004

An academic awarded a doctorate by Glasgow University for his thesis which described sex between adults and children as sometimes positive was criticised last night by child abuse experts.

Richard Yuill said his research, based on interviews with paedophiles and their victims, "challenged the assumption" that sexual relations between adults and under-16s were inherently abusive.

"The conclusions are that in such relationships I think you've got the good, the bad and the ugly, and that's where I stand on that," he said in the Times Higher Education Supplement.

But child abuse experts said his thesis would play into the hands of paedophiles who justified their actions by claiming their victims were willing participants.

Chris Harrison, a senior lecturer in social work at Warwick University said: "Whatever his intention, one of the things we know about sexual offenders is that they seize on this kind of thing and use it to support their position."

Mr Yuill, who was awarded his doctorate this week, interviewed paedophiles by describing himself as a "boylover" and said his work could challenge the law which states that children under 16 are incapable of giving informed consent to sex with adults.

"The law may well take that view," he said. "The only thing I'm reporting is that the research findings do not concur with that overall picture. A number of respondents would concur with the law ... but others found positive experiences or at least what I'd call neutral."

Glasgow University said last night the thesis did not represent its views but defended the decision to award the doctorate.

"This student and his research was the subject of a full investigation by senior university staff. His research material was examined by Strathclyde police who were satisfied that nothing of an illegal nature had taken place," it said.

But other academics criticised Mr Yuill's research.

Andrew Durham, author of the book Young Men Surviving Child Sexual Abuse said victims of abuse sometimes reported positive experiences, but this was often a result of manipulation by the abuser, or simply a coping mechanism.

"When I work with people who have been abused it often feels like you're talking to the abuser in the child's head," he said.

Natalie Cronin, head of policy at the NSPCC, said the suggestion that the research could result in a change in the law was unacceptable.

"The age of consent sends a clear message to adults and young people that sexual intercourse and sexual activity under 16 is wrong in law. This is the age at which young people can give sufficiently mature and informed consent to sex. The NSPCC does not agree with the introduction of a lower age of consent," she said.

Mr Yuill said his research included "a lot of interviews with a lot of different groups" including victims of abuse who reported only extremely negative experiences.

Liz Kelly, professor of sexualised violence at London Metropolitan University, said: "Within its own terms the thesis may be fine but that is not the same question as whether its contents are strong enough to carry such big claims as that made with respect to the age of consent.

"A lot of young men and almost all young women in our study who had intercourse with an adult when they were a child regarded it negatively."

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#82812 - 12/05/04 10:42 PM Re: Sicko Academic Says Pedophilia "Sometimes Positive" (trigger)
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Guys,
I think that we have to do something against such things.
Could we get this thesis from Glasgow University for the detailed analysis?

We have to react on this crap on systematical way.
Any suggestion?

Ivo


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#82813 - 12/06/04 06:22 PM Re: Sicko Academic Says Pedophilia "Sometimes Positive" (trigger)
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After I had read article about this thesis I got allergy and anxiety attack.
It passed 48 hours without sleep and I still cannot close mine eyes.
I sent few mails, did some researches and that was only thing that I could do.

At the moment I am very sad, there are no words on this world that could cure me.

Ivo


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#82814 - 12/06/04 07:08 PM Re: Sicko Academic Says Pedophilia "Sometimes Positive" (trigger)
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Quote:
Originally posted by Bill_1965:


"A lot of young men and almost all young women in our study who had intercourse with an adult when they were a child regarded it negatively."
I wonder if this is not 'almost all the young men' simply because those involved in the study are still feeling guilt, shame, or the need to maintain the society standard of 'it's ok' masculinity?

leosha

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#82815 - 12/08/04 11:07 PM Re: Sicko Academic Says Pedophilia "Sometimes Positive" (trigger)
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Bill, the Guardian is indeed a good informed newspaper for unbiased stories, a paper really worth reading.

Pedophilia wrecked all of my life and most of us in these forums, but is that another matter? Don't need a doctorate to see what it did to me, but then, maybe I should be the doctor and put this doctor to sleep humanely like they do to animals.

The predators I met even into my late teens shows that lowering the age of consent would surely give them the green light to pursue the innocence of even more kids, but then I am not a doctor.

Research on CSA is muted by the fact that so many kids do not report abuse and keep it quiet. I wonder if this doctor could give an answer to the question of why so many kids choose the exit after abuse, rather than carry on with a life not worth liveing?

Maybe his research is based purely on his own lust!

Thanks for the email, I will post something he may want to avoid in further research, but then again, with a mind set like his, I don't suppose I could ever change his views.

How could I?

ste

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#82816 - 12/08/04 11:26 PM Re: Sicko Academic Says Pedophilia "Sometimes Positive" (trigger)
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I contacted this doctor.

He wanted to open dialog with me but I am already too much triggered and not able to do it with such explosive issues.

By the way I had read dozens sexual reformatory articles and they made me feel real sick. His thesis is probably based on such views that are popular among some academics that lost connection with the humanity. They have some theoretical values but do not have anything common with reality.

This thesis is forbidden for public access for the next five years.
After things like this I think that it is good ting to avoid any participation in all researches.

Be careful with whom you are speaking,
Ivo


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#82817 - 12/09/04 01:23 AM Re: Sicko Academic Says Pedophilia "Sometimes Positive" (trigger)
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Lets just make a big pile of wood...& burn that Asshole (Richard Yuill) on the Stake.

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#82818 - 12/12/04 05:42 AM Re: Sicko Academic Says Pedophilia "Sometimes Positive" (trigger)
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Now now, Blacken.. Everyone has a right to their own opinion no matter how WRONG SICK AND TWISTED it might be. Besides, hell will take care of the burning part LOL

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#82819 - 12/13/04 11:53 PM Re: Sicko Academic Says Pedophilia "Sometimes Positive" (trigger)
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Don't know whether you read this thread, may just spell out his research,

http://www.theherald.co.uk/news/29052.html

ste, just baulking

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#82820 - 12/14/04 09:58 AM Re: Sicko Academic Says Pedophilia "Sometimes Positive" (trigger)
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I have had an email exchange with Richard Yuill, I asked for an abstract which he duly sent me much to my surprise, I like to think I'm reasonably intelligent but I could not figuire out what he was on about so I sent a copy to Ken Singer. Ken asked me if it was possible to get the complete thesis, I sent an email back to Yuill but have not recieved a reply as of today.

You maybe interested to know that this thesis entitled:
Title of Thesis:
Male Age-Discrepant Intergenerational Sexualities and Relationships.

And here is the abstract


Abstract
This thesis examines the construction of male age-discrepant intergenerational sexualities and relationships (MADIS) - primarily in the United Kingdom. It analyses the way in which such relationships have been constituted within hegemonic child sexual abuse (CSA) discourses, and how these in turn have been influenced by late modern material, social and cultural conditions. These include: the growing professionalisation of education and welfare institutions; the increasing problematisation of child and youth sexuality; and finally the popularisation of taboos on such relationships through a series of media and political campaigns.

The theoretical approach will apply Foucauldian, Bourdieusian and Queer insights on social theory, evaluating how far they can provide a critical framework for explaining how CSA has achieved dominant status in relation to MADIS. It will also examine key contested paradigms on social power and sexual subjectivity, and open up discussions as to whether late modern transformations in the intimate sphere can be incorporated within this area.

The historical and cross-cultural components will address: the social and discursive origins of the current injunctions on MADIS; the growth of 'expert' knowledges and proliferation of highly specialised and localised centres of power around young people's sexuality and MADIS; and how these have affected the>

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