Whoever took the photo knows who the child is. The photographer has friends. These things are connected.
It is not "completely" anonymous.
And yet again, sadly, I am forced to explain that I am against the production and distribution of child pornography, but in favor of legalizing the simple possession. I will not respond to any more comments like this one. I've made my position clear.
Child pornography should not be tolerated because tolerance leads to acceptance.
Yes, accepting people for their sexual orientation is difficult for many people.
Children are not equipped, mentally or physically, to accept the sexual advances of an adult.
Agreed, as I've stated.
Decriminalizing the possession of or "free" distribution of sexually explicit photographs/videos of children in sexually suggestive poses or explicit sexual acts only encourages adults who are sexually attracted to minors.
What is your source for that claim?
Multiple studies by multiple organizations in multiple countries have demonstrated the opposite. In fact, pornography use serves as an outlet for sexual energy and decreases instances of rape and molestation. Strict control or the ban of pornography leads to an increase in sexual assaults.
If you disagree with the results of the studies, please explain how their methods were flawed and what academic qualifications you possess to give credence to your statement over the opinions of trained experts.
It tells them that their behavior/desires are "normal".
Do you, joebbowers, think it's "normal" for an adult to be sexually attracted to a pre-pubescent child?
I've explained that for the purposes of this discussion I'm using the most widely accepted definition of pedophile, not the clinical one. The age of consent is far over the age of puberty. Sexually explicit photos of a 17 year old will land you in jail, and you will be labeled a pedophile by the media regardless of the fact that you do not meet the clinical definition.
Having said that, I will answer your question on your terms. Even if you limit the discussion to those who are primarily attracted to pre-pubescent children (ie. the clinical definition of pedophile
), pedophiles represent approximately 3-9% of the population, making them roughly equal a percentage of the population as homosexuals.
Would you consider homosexuality normal?
Do you understand that "normal" is meaningless when discussing sexual orientation, a factor that an individual has no control over? Is left-handedness normal? Is red hair?