Who in Their Right Mind Would Normalize Pedophilia?

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downcastboyThe title is a rhetorical question.  Sane people do not normalize child rape.

A pro-pedophile group called B4U-ACT held a symposium on August 17, 2011, in Baltimore, Maryland, to highlight their campaign to get the American Psychiatric Association (APA) to normalize pedophilia in the 2013 update to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM).

The APA is in the process of revising its Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition, Text Revision (DSM-IV-TR).  One section in particular, Paraphilias, is of interest to groups like B4U-ACT, because pedophilia falls under the paraphilia definition.  The APA’s revision is moving in the direction of normalizing pedophilia, along with the other paraphilias, and is being pushed to do so by pro-pedophilia groups such as B4U-ACT.

While the APA was not a part of the B4U-ACT symposium, the APA did sponsor a symposium in 2003 at its annual convention during which participants discussed removing pedophilia and other paraphilias from the DSM-V.

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