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pedophilia

n. an obsession with children as sex objects. Overt acts, including taking sexual explicit photographs, molesting children, and exposing one's genitalia to children are all crimes. The problem with these crimes is that pedophilia is also treated as a mental illness, and the pedophile is often released only to repeat the crimes or escalate the activity to the level of murder. (See: molestation, rape, pornography)

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Piperno does not give us the mind of a pedophiliac or an amoral madman, he's too clever for that.
Clearly, she plays with what James Kincaid describes as the latent pedophiliac desire that underlies the highly eroticized Anglo-American construction of the child as "pure and innocent," as a blank slate upon which the narcissistic adult can project his or her desires and read off "a flattering image of his very self." As a result, Kincaid argues, we are faced with the dilemma that
Giuffredi's mimics all of these in predictable ways, warning about the danger of chills, wastefulness, and pedophiliac tutors.
Barring a revelation that Williams is a pedophiliac axe murderer or an Ontarian, count on him and his PCs romping to victory in a fall election.
The answer is of course that the Post didn't really care about any of it--not the flag, not the "macaca" not the alleged embarrassment about Senator Allen's Jewish forebears, not even "the n-word" The paper's feigned shock and attempts to provoke outrage at such footling matters were as hypocritical as the media's assumption, mentioned in this space last month, that Mark Foley's pedophiliac desires towards a congressional page were more scandal-worthy than Gerry Studds's actual pedophiliac sexual encounters with a page.
represents those pedophiliac priests the Vatican refuses to act against.
Robin was an underage teenager, so DC was really denying an inappropriate pedophiliac relationship.
In the semantics at play, the less-than-subtle pedophiliac imagery at work (female innocence and the possibility of violation) is easily identifiable.
Despite the harrowing documentation she provides of a corrupt Vatican, repugnant Church officials, pedophiliac priests, soul-destroying celibacy, rampant misogyny and deep-rooted homophobia, she holds to a deep conviction that Catholicism is more than the Catholic Church.
The imperfection in the creation is thus rooted in the creator's narcissism: in his desire to author a world that leaves no place for the other--Seth Brundle wanted to make teleportation possible because he has a phobia of vehicles, while pedophiliac Dr.
The whole pedophiliac priest thing in the news has me spooked.