November 30, 2007

"And, to be blunt, he does not look like a creepy goofball."

Robin Givhan takes a look at Michael Jackson.

8 comments:

B said...

But,

can one ever gaze upon Michael Jackson again without thinking about his young boy fetish?

paul a'barge said...

Apparently Robin Givhan believes everything she reads and sees in print. Apparently she has never heard of Adobe Photoshop.

What a maroon.

I've often wondered if Givhan is black. Now, I think I know.

Only an Inside-the-Beltway African-American quota queen could skip through the rehabilitation of the reputation of a pedophile.

Chip Ahoy said...

This article caused me to read an interesting page on Paedos. Rather long, don't recommend it. It tries to draw a distinction between those persons who assist in the transition between childhood and adulthood, and sexual maniacs who harm children.

The term paedophilia, which once referred in British psychiatrists’ usage to a distinct, even exclusive sexual preference for notoriously non-violent frottage with children around puberty, has come to be used far more widely. (A remarkable characteristic of classical paedophiles is their great interest in the transition phase between childhood and maturity -- a phase which they doubtless, in some way that is not understood, failed to negotiate successfully themselves. Paedophiles are notoriously interested in the world of pubescent children and have far more patience with it than do parents. Many seek quite genuinely to help children grow up -- unlikely though their ambitions may seem.) ... Classically considered perfectly normal in ancient Greece, India and south-east Asia and in modern Papua New Guinea, paedophiles have found themselves targeted in the West not just as ‘dirty old men’ who should face jail for entirely non-violent offences, but as depraved and ‘obsessive’ sex maniacs ...

It goes on at length to list scores of famous paedos and what they were understood to have been interested in exactly, and why lumping them together and criminalizing them all is, as Michael Jackson puts it, just ignorant.

I love Michael Jackson's music. Love love love it. Even 123-ABC, and Basketball Jones. Oddly though, I don't own any.

Bob said...

Yah, but would she let her kids sleep with him?

George said...

If People magazine merged with Ebony, would it be 'Peony?'

Paco Wové said...

That's a disgusting comment, Paul.

Ruth Anne Adams said...

For Paul.

TMink said...

About 25% of my clinical work has been with abuse survivors. Trying to divide the perverts that hurt the children into those that want to help and those that want to hurt is paedophile appologetics.

Children and teenagers should not be sexually used by adults. No circumstances make this OK. I have had people (all of them men) talk about how an uncle or other adult helped them "discover" that they were "gay" when they were 11. They were not enlightened, they were sexually abused.

Trey