Pedophilia is no longer a taboo despite moral controversies of the most people. That change happened extremely rapidly with the introduction of revised methods of treatment and diagnosis of mental disorders within the framework of the 11th International Classification of Mental Diseases (ICD-11). Together with expected stage of transsexuality normalization which the society has been prepared to by popularization of the gender identity and sexual orientation ideas and examples among eminent politicians and stars of show business, in ICD-11, psychiatric control towards pedophiles was left only in case of a crime or personal appeal of persons who suffer from distress caused by attraction to children.
According to Professor Geoffrey M. Reed, a member of the WHO Department, the attitude towards disorders related to sexuality and gender identity was revised in the framework of international institutions policy on mental disorders stigmatization decrease.
Thus, the western policy on fighting for the rights of minorities and laws against discrimination will defend transgender people starting with 2022 because transgender identity was exiled from the list in the ICD-11.
It’s noteworthy that it’s not the first disease that got put beyond pathology. For instance, homosexuality disappeared from ICD-10 in 1990 and that fact commemorated its transition to a type of norm.
By means of that decision the WHO pushed forward radical ideas of globalization directed to shaking religion, cultural values and family institute.
New diagnosis criteria are friendly to pedophiles
The revolutionary changes that have turned upside down the modern psychiatry, lie in a totally opposite change of an individual’s mental health paradigm who pays attention to his or her health status, criticizes things that differ from the norm. Thus, according ICD-11, experience or self-condemnation of an individual about his or her sexual drive towards minors is a disease marker and diagnostic criterion of paraphilia.
Thus, in the new classification this criterion states that a person must have ‘distress which is a consequence of emotions, thoughts, fantasies’. In other words, a pedophile who doesn’t worry about thoughts and fantasies, doesn’t match this criterion. And a person who impugns his or her psychological well-being can be diagnosed as a pedophile.
What’s more, if a patient’s behavior doesn’t show sexual attraction to children, it’s impossible to treat or prosecute that individual. Even a habitual pedophile can be called as a wealthy person and avoid psychiatric control and treatment. It has become possible thanks to the new diagnostic criterion an individual must show ‘long-term, persistent and intense nature of experienced feelings of a sexual nature, manifested by sexual fantasies, arousal and behavioral characteristics, spreading to others whose age or status doesn’t allow them to consent to actions of a sexual nature’.
Thus, early diagnostics and treatment of paraphilia (thoughts and fantasies stage) is unlikely. Also, it’s impossible on the realization stage (when a person thinks it’s alright) without a correspondent demand.
History knows another wide-spread mental disorder except sadism, transsexuality and pedophilia, which was considered as a disease only in case of a crime or self-condemn with severe traumatic experience. It’s homosexuality.
Provocation as a way to create social demand
Any macrosocial process starts with unique phenomena, interactions that become series and act as an ordered form of social interaction. That path was followed by transformation of attitude towards black people in the West, interreligious relations and attitude toward sexual preferences.
Dr. Frederick Berlin’s speech on revising sexual attraction to underage as a mental disorder in the framework of his report ‘Pedophilia, people sexually attracted to children and definition of mental disorders’ at a scientific symposium in 2011 sounded very strange, today doesn’t seem to be innovative and radical. The article in Independent ‘Paedophilia a ‘sexual orientation – like being straight or gay’’ in 2016 also seemed to be shocking, as well as the article in New York Times ‘Pedophilia: A disorder, Not a Crime’ in 2014 with an urge to the U.S. Congress to revise exclusion of pedophiles from the anti-discrimination legislation, and appearance of the term ‘pedophilic sexual orientation’ in DSM-V in 2013.
But the time goes on. The process of normalization of sexual attraction to children doesn’t stand still. In 2018, a TED talks speaker from Würzburg University Mirjam Heine called upon the international society to be as respectful towards pedophiles as they are towards other people because pedophilia was a natural sexual orientation like heterosexuality.
Of course, both scientific symposiums and stories of sick people almost don’t move transformation of the society. They contain no direct propaganda, it’s rather hidden one. However, they resonate with public opinion as well as create social demand for discussing and resolving problematic situation that have to be answered on both national and international political level in its widest sense.
Culture to the people
Film industry influences social changes a lot. The IT giants make use of their instruments to implement revolutionary products everywhere, starting with sex-dolls of children with ‘realistic’, ‘maximum pleasure’ marks and finishing with educational movies aiming to help people to get acquainted with pedophilia and start to accept it.
In 2016, Amazon Inc. gave the world such revolutionary and innovative products. Its movie ‘I, Pedophile’ was devoted to understanding the mental disorder and was nominated to the Donald Brittain Award as the best social and political movie project.
Another bright example of promoting ideas of sexual emancipation of the underage is popularization of child sexuality via mass film distribution. For example, the movie ‘Cuties’ by Netflix tells a story of migrant girls practicing twerk.
The synopsis prepares the audience for a story about a 11 y.o. girl who starts ‘exploring her femininity through challenging family traditions’. Of course, not every dance means erotica, but every dance is connected with intimacy. However, Bernard Shaw’s saying that ‘dancing is the vertical manifestation of an horizontal desire’ matches twerking perfectly well. The poster of the movie with girls twerking (the ‘cuties’) dressed in short shorts and tops for a performance undoubtedly attracts attention of those who are concerned with issues of child sexualization.
For sure, there’re movie projects that deprecate pedophiles. Information given by them becomes cause for criminal persecution of alleged criminals as it happened after the movie ‘Nothing happened’ by Polish documentary movie maker Sylwester Latkowski who had published stories of raped girls. Movies by Tomas and Marek Sekelský where victims of pedophile priests tell what happened to them can be brought as an example as well.
However, materials like that serving the interests of the local political process participants in global informational sense just fuel the dispute on attitude to pedophilia. Thus, the process of its forming goes faster on both national and international levels.
The right to pedosexual orientation for minor-attracted persons (MAP) and ‘children in adult bodies’
Undoubtedly, pedophiles themselves and their supporters from various organizations are the most progressive people referring to pedophilia normalization.
Thus, for instance, B4U-ACT’s direct mission is to support pedophiles and back their integration into society. It also descends to educational work, like organizing annual scientific symposiums devoted to the problem of social rejection of people who have attraction to the underage, their problems, petitions and desires.
There’s a great number of organizations and thematic societies promoting the idea of pedosexual orientation as a variant of psychological norm. The North American Man/Boy Love Association and the currently prohibited by court decision MARTIJN Association that became the basis for the Dutch Party for Neighbourly Love, Freedom, and Diversity, can be brought as an example. However, in 2010, they failed to register that organization as a political party, but it had been working as a social organization up to 2020. And starting with 2020 it turned into a political party with its own political program that contained a chapter on sexual freedom with demands to permit everybody including children to dispose of their body, sexually identify themselves and consent to sexual intercourse. The discriminative law on morality and ethics should be canceled to stop biased parents make their children feel guilty. It should be allowed having sex on public with anybody by prior agreement including dead people and animals, as well as broadcasting these diverse pornography contents during the day.
Another bright example of British government’s tolerance towards pedophiles refers to the fact that people convicted previously for violence against underage successfully fight for their rights and rehabilitate pedophilia within the society using YouTube, Twitter and Instagram.
For instance, the oldest British pedophilia activist Tom O’Carroll actively talks in his videos on the sources mentioned above that sexual contacts between an adult and an underage are natural as well as relations between a mother and a child.
Wherein, in case such content becomes blocked or deleted, MAPs appeal to contemporary research which results state pedophilia is just a model of sexual attraction similar to sexual orientations.
MAP activists were successful on another propaganda field by turning Isabelle from Animal Crossing into a symbol of non-traditional love to children.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons for Nintendo Switch was released in spring, 2020. It immediately became popular and gave start to lots of memes. Most likely, its popularity was caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Those days many people rather wanted to peacefully fish on their own island admiring nature and animals instead of mutilating demons in DOOM Eternal which was released just the same day on March 20, 2020.
Yellow doggy Isabelle became the most favorite character of Animal Crossing among the users. She helped players to get acquainted with the game rules and worked as a kind of a personal assistant. Many players noticed that “those hard times Isabelle was a ray of light and optimism that helped everyday”. However, on April 8, fans spotted on Animal Crossing Wiki page the description of Isabelle saying that ‘she was very awkward, distracted and didn’t like conflicts but fought for MAP rights’.
After those events MAP activists standing for pedophiles, invaded the web with a great number of memes with Isabelle images who stood for normalization of the people who were attracted by minors.
It had an effect of an exploded bomb that not only affected the adults but also the children. There was a wide development of the discussion, promotion of the trans-age personality ideas. Despite their biological age, these people consider themselves to be ‘children’ who are allowed to be playing with other kids including sexual games.
All those informational propaganda flows have been spread all over the world as signals for the followers of the ideas that already today represent to the world their revolutionary concepts and pose serious questions. Among these questions is the idea of normality of sexual attraction to biological children of a trans-age person who visits the same nursery school if, of course he or she doesn’t take violent actions.
To be successful is to be extraordinary
The examples of successful people, leaders of the nations, politicians with non-traditional sexual preferences who frequently intentionally promote normalization of their preferences using their status, inspire representatives of other radical groups and rare attractions to fight for their social recognition.
The marriage as a union of a man and a woman ceased to exist in Island after newly elected prime-minister Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir married her girlfriend in 2010. Unprecedented support of the LGBT community helped to promptly change national law.
Prime-minister of Ireland Leo Varandkar was a political outsider until his coming-out. Less than two years after that event he got his present office.
In October, 2020, a trans-woman Petra De Sutter was assigned vice prime-minister, which was the first happening of the sort not only in Belgium itself but the whole Europe. It’s interesting that transgender phenomenology is included into the group of mental disorders of sexual identification, code F64 in ICD-10, which is actual up to the beginning of 2022. Besides that it’s noteworthy that this event did not cause any indignation in the local and European media.
There’re lots of examples like that and no doubt they are interesting as cause of changes. But there’s an opposite process, the process of standardization, establishing frameworks for creating the environment inside.
American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences formulated new criteria for movies nominated for the Oscar award for Best Picture. From now on, the main Academy award will only go to a movie where at least one third of supporting actors are women, non-white people, LGBTQ+ or people with features of mental or physical development, and the main story line is associated with one of these groups.
This criterion means that it can include different queers as well as other gender identity, sexual and behavioral variants together with traditional LGBT representatives, for instance, those of them who are attracted to children. Of course, the Academy gave a little chance to avoid these demands, but there already is a precedent of limitation and we can suppose who will be idols of young people in the near future.
The Norm of the Law is a Reflection of the Social Norm
Exclusion of mental disorders, diseases, change of diagnostic criteria and mainly the attitude towards representatives of different sexual preferences in the society create both gaps in the laws and possibility for their multiple interpretations that develop the topic of sexual emancipation for wider segments of society.
For instance, in France, there are some situations or it’d be better to say lucky coincidence in the court when persecution of the pedophiles is illegal. Starting from 2018, it became possible thanks to absence of definition of sexual maturity and age of informant consent to have sex.
Still, in most cases all over the world courts are on the side of the victims of pedophiles. The criminals get on the special lists after they’re released, which means they are under permanent police control and limitations of their communication with children. This is how they do it in the USA. However, it doesn’t mean that a pedophile is not allowed to go abroad, for example, to France, where prostitution is legal and no minimal age of consent to have sex exists. But still, there is a number of countries where pedophiles are not allowed.
However, even American laws that are pretty hard on pedophiles begin to change. At the beginning of September, 2020, senator of California Scott Wiener pushed through a bill which cancels an automatic registration of pedophiles in a state database of sexual criminals. Now an adolescent need to be 14 years old and a pedophile need to be less than 10 year older to avoid being registered as a pedophile by the law enforcement bodies.
That’s a kind of legalization form of pedophilia for a determined age group. But Wiener did not stop and announced his further activity devoted to ‘prosecution of criticism of sexual relations with minors like that’.
Achievements of the Fight for Justice and against Conservative Bias of the Past
The results of the victories of representatives of non-traditional sexual preferences and their defenders as well as a broad publicity of these processes have a less severe, I’d say, non-philosophical effect.
The disclosure of an online pedophilic group in Germany which counted about 30,000 anonymous users sharing childish pornography and giving advice on how to calm down a child to do whatever you want as well as inspiring each other to make dreams come true may be brought as an example.
In summer, 2020, Australian police uncovered a pedophilic network. 11 pedophiles were deterred and confessed to 117 crimes without physical contact in social networks as well as 23 episodes of sexual abuse against minors.
In the same summer, another group of Australian criminals consisting of two males confessed to sexual abuse against minors, production and distribution of childish pornography. Their victims were boys from 4 to 7 years old.
The USA Swimming Association has been in the center of sexual scandals for several years and its trainers have been judged for the tradition of ‘assistance of sexual emancipation’ of young female athletes to reach better results.
The Half-Life Period of Social Institutions and Communities
The shift of the Overton window to anchor new ideas in policy and their secure discussion successfully happened because a conscious support of the ideas of freedom and inviolability of sexual preferences as well as other personality features are caused by both the political outsiders and strong leaders.
The modern science as a machine to register facts quickly moves the globalization process of creating a society of ideal, refined consumers; a society where political, interclass or cultural macro controversies are changed by micro conflicts of identities that can’t already pretend to manage or even influence formation of a new social order.
But who can stand the modern science on the whole as well as transnational institutions and corporations that turn into main legislators? They get the power together with elimination of basic social institutions, loss of the power of national authorities, destruction of religions and dissolving the margins of the terms like sex, race and culture.
The principles of secularity, confessional and national mutual respect are changed with aggressive, militant atheism, destigmatization through stigmatization of the discontent. The values, traditions and ties related to origin, race, nationality and biological features will be destroyed together with outdated social institutions and democracy being their background. The term personality will be so flexible that it won’t be able to create any tension for global social transformation and further management.