By Julie Bindel writing for The Critic
The word paedophile is wholly inappropriate and should not be used, although we will not agree on the reasons why. I have long advocated for the abolition of the word, preferring instead “child rapist” or “child abuser”. The literal meaning of “paedophile” is “lover of children”. It is classed as a medical condition, which it is not. A person is not pre-programmed to “desire” sex with children. Look at Jimmy Savile: he abused adult women and men, children and corpses.
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