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A Child Rapist Is A “Child Rapist”

By Julie Bindel writing for The Critic

Photo by Michał Parzuchowski on Unsplash

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.

Read the full article at The Critic