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About Paedophilia

In recent times, news of fathers raping their daughters or the young daughters of neighbours or friends has filled my ears and heart with disgust and repulsion. Paedophilia is sexual feelings directed towards children.  As a mother to a boy and a girl I am very particular about who I leave my kids with. Everyday there’s a fresh case of child molestation and the abusers are judged and punished and no one thinks to find out the cause. Paedophilia is a mental disorder but not all paedophiles are child molesters and not all child molesters are paedophiles.  It has to do with discipline and control. A 40 year old man can find a 7 year old girl sexually attractive and would not act on it. He buries those thoughts because he has control and discipline. At the same time, the same man may not find the little girl attractive but will touch her inappropriately and even rape her because he needs to feel in control. Strange thing is it is not exclusive to little girls …