Editorial

Editorial Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment, Vol. 11, No. 2, 1999 KAP ARCHIEF Organizing Sexual Abuse Some years ago, I was asked by an attorney to fly to Oakland to interview one of the founders of the North American Man/Boy Love Association (NAMBLA). He proved to be intelligent, sensible, and thoughtful---characteristics one would hope to find in any ATSA member. His points of contention, as well as his manner, deserved reflection and a dispassionate response--not the knee-jerk reflex of horror that such an organization usually elicits. He spoke deliberately, even cautiously, with the knowledge that his guest was filled with angry skepticism, a sentiment to which he was no stranger. At times he was apologetic; at others, insistent. He nonetheless spoke with sadness and evoked more sympathy than anger. He was terminally ill and cachectic at the time and was being charged with crimes of a heinous nature. The issues he raised would cause most of us to pause and ponder our neat assumptions, although, ultimately, they may also well confirm them. The point of this essay is that we should tackle the challenge of a thoughtful response rather than accept, without question, what we were taught: http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment Springer Journals

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Publisher
Kluwer Academic Publishers-Plenum Publishers
Copyright
Copyright © 1999 by Plenum Publishing Corporation
Subject
Psychology; Psychiatry; Criminology & Criminal Justice; Clinical Psychology; Sexual Behavior
ISSN
1079-0632
eISSN
1573-286X
D.O.I.
10.1007/BF02658840
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