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No study based on convictions can be accurate.
Sure. That's why I used expressions like "evidence points at" and so. There simply aren't studies with representative samples of all detected and undetected child abusers... The evidence we have still points in one direction. Do you doubt that the wish to dominate, not paedophile disposition, is the motivation in the majority of the cases? If so, may I ask what reasons you have for your doubts?
Do you doubt that the wish to dominate, not paedophile disposition, is the motivation in the majority of the cases?
Adults are so powerful that if domination were the goal, sexual domination is redundant. It's simply unnecessary when it's so easy for adults to intimidate and manipulate children in other ways.
Besides, sexual dominance/submission orientations have been understood by psychology for well over a century. I'm not aware of any literature or research that suggests they're synonymous with paedophilia, or even that there's significant overlap. Are you?
Given that the dictionary definition of paedophilia is 'sexual attraction to children', it seems odd to suggest that sexual attraction to children isn't the point.
Paedophiles say as much themselves. The BBC published this history of paedophile organisation PIE.
The quotes make it clear that paedophiles feel the same attractions that adults feel, but with a focus on underage children instead of other adults.
So rape and child sexual abuse must require an additional ingredient distinct from sexual orientation.
A society committed to the notion that government is always bad will have bad government. And it doesn't have to be that way. — Paul Krugman
I don't know what the history of PIE is meant to prove on this point.
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