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Do pedophiles deserve sympathy?

selena costa 2012/06/24 05:26:20
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(CNN) -- One cannot choose to not be a pedophile, but one canchoose to not be a child molester.

Recently, however, a number of studies have starting changing that view. It appears that one can be born with a brain predisposed to experience sexual arousal in response to children.

Pedophilic men have significantly less white matter, which is the connective tissue that is responsible for communication between different regions in the brain. Pedophiles perform more poorly on various tests of brain function, tend to be shorter in height and are three times more likely to be left-handed or ambidextrous (characteristics that are observable before birth). Although nonbiological features may yet turn up to be relevant, it is difficult, if not impossible, to explain the research findings without there being a strong role of biology.

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  • larry stewart 2012/06/27 22:14:13
    no
    larry stewart
    +1
    tar them and put some pussy toy in them
  • Raphy 2012/06/26 02:32:51
    no
    Raphy
    +1
    They deserve a good ass whuppin. That's what they deserve. Just give them a lobotomy....
  • will 2012/06/26 00:02:41
    no
    will
  • waternymphxD 2012/06/25 08:57:06
    yes
    waternymphxD
    +1
    Very good question Selena:) I believe the ones who do nothing about their sexual urges and try to live a normal life deserve sympathy. I mean it must be a disgusting way to live I can't imagine it
  • selena ... waterny... 2012/06/25 13:09:21
    selena costa
    +1
    Good answer! ty
  • Vijay Pawar 2012/06/25 08:32:31
    no
    Vijay Pawar
    +1
    They for a humanitarian out look in their behaviour, for further avoid it.
  • ««Gingey, the Master Debate... 2012/06/25 06:58:28
    no
    ««Gingey, the Master Debater of Þ|-|Дэ†»»
    Not sympathy, but they need psychological care to ensure that they never act out upon their desires.
  • Lydecho Rain (Лидия) 2012/06/25 04:14:44
    no
    Lydecho Rain (Лидия)
    +2
    Pedophiles should just not talk about their feelings or act on them. They aren't exactly bad. But those who act on it and rape kids or something are bad and don't deserve pity.
  • umapathy Krishnamurthy 2012/06/25 02:24:02
    no
    umapathy Krishnamurthy
    They require therapy only
  • theeccentricbeautii 2012/06/24 16:38:25
    no
    theeccentricbeautii
    +1
    not sympathy...but therapy...
  • Chief 2012/06/24 13:21:01
    no
    Chief
    +1
    I'd be very sympathetic, one bullet in the back of the head.
  • D D 2012/06/24 12:27:20
    yes
    D D
    +1
    Kind of. It would suck. What we are sexually attracted to just happens. I don't really feel sympathy but more of an empathy. It would suck bad. What you like is reviled by society. They would love to kill you. Men especially cannot seem to control themselves when it comes to sex.
  • sky blue pink - American 2012/06/24 10:25:04
    no
    sky blue pink - American
    +1
    as far as I'm concerned, these so called studies are a crock.
    Have a nice day !
  • Wanderer 2012/06/24 09:17:18
    no
    Wanderer
  • Love_is_Supernatural 2012/06/24 08:22:48
    no
    Love_is_Supernatural
    +1
    Sorry. but no.
  • La 2012/06/24 07:40:38
    no
    La
    +2
    Actually sort of, kinda, I just thought of a song about a boy who gets molested and at the end of the song he molests a young boy himself. But that's a bit different to what the study is talking about, with people being pre-disposed. Interesting that some of the indicators are observable before birth. Maybe we should abort the left-handed babies* ;)

    *Note: I am clearly being facetious. Don't get your panties twisted.
  • selena ... La 2012/06/24 08:08:49
    selena costa
    +1
    (smirk ) lol
  • angelbaby 2012/06/24 05:57:19
  • sockpuppet 2012/06/24 05:39:34
    no
    sockpuppet
    +2
    Not in a literal sense... unless they're getting sympathy from other creeps.

    I have to say I don't like the 'witch-hunt' mentality, though-- people loathe
    pedophiles more than serial killers or mass murderers. I think a lot of that
    is hype.

    Usually, those who proclaim their hatred the loudest have something to hide,
    themselves-- like the anti-gay activists who get caught doing exactly what they
    decry in others.

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