With every story I write, the goal is to end child sexual abuse before it can happen by informing you of why and how it happens, so you can take preventative measures.
Medium is unique, in that you can see everything I contribute with my profile page, but that does not separate responses, so here is an index.
This is about my experience as a victim of child sexual abuse, and what I learned from it. It is not graphic, but may be triggering to some people.
This describes the public health model of prevention, and which tactics work with eliminating child sexual abuse. Which mode do you think we currently use?
This overviews an illustration for the common person to understand what pedophilia is, and who pedophiles are. It is an exercise to demonstrate that pedophiles, those attracted to children, deserve more credit than you think.
This illustrates what causes child sexual abuse, what a pedophile is, and how that knowledge is helpful to ending child sexual abuse. Do you know the facts?
This asks the question… what is pedophilia, and is it a sexual orientation? What does it mean if it is a sexual orientation, and how does that apply to preventing child sexual abuse?
This is an analysis of Paul Federoff’s research into pedophilia and whether it can be changed or eliminated.
Just what the title says, a look at the process through which an otherwise neurotypical human being becomes a pedophile. Some elements may surprise you.
Here, I share that I was sexually abused and developed a sexual attraction to children during puberty. I also share my thoughts on why I will never abuse a child.
Here, I discuss what it is like to realize you share traits in common with a mass shooter and the stigma it can bring, and that Adam Lanza most likely did not have pedophilia.
I took a look at some of the studies around sex offender recidivism, the laws that are in place, and what effect they have to answer this very question. Do we need to improve our policies around this issue? You decide.
I break down why I investigated this issue, what I found when I looked into our sex offender laws, and how I feel about the people who sexually abused me. The results may surprise you.
This is an analysis of Kare 11’s reporting on the subject of “secret sex offenders,” or offenders who received a stay of imposition/adjudication as part of their criminal sentence. Unfortunately, Kare 11 did not look at all of the facts, and in doing so, they botched their investigation. Find out why.
This post deals with some of the common reactions to pedophiles, such as, “pedophilia should be removed,” “pedophiles should get help,” and why such conversations usually end with a Hitler analogy.
This looks at several different areas of fictional fantasy material that pedophiles can use, and asks the question: Do these materials make children safer, or put them at risk? Do these materials help pedophiles, or is the issue not as simple as that?
This fact-check analyzes Snopes’ discussion on pedophilia and suggests to Snopes that confusing sexual harm and sexual attraction is not proper for a fact-checker of their caliber.
This article looks at the intriguing idea that addiction is more a belief and a hindrance to controlling one’s behavior than it is a barrier of itself, and how that belief can interfere with our ability to make wise choices.
This article looks at my experience through therapy, what I learned, and more importantly, what a pedophile can expect by seeking professional help. If you have ever told a pedophile they need to get help, you may want to understand the sort of help professionals will give.
This answers several questions posed by someone on Twitter about a variety of topics, including those in the title. It is a good overview for anyone unfamiliar with pedophilia or the basics of sex abuse prevention.
This article details several ways those with minor attraction can fight back against some of the internalized stigma and negativity that comes from having their attraction. You guys are my family.
This article discusses some of the issues around pedophiles “coming out” to a friend or family member, and the reality of how people usually tend to react once you have figured out someone who is safe to tell. It also discusses how one might identify someone who is safe to tell.
This is a collection of arguments that people use against pedophiles, and why those arguments do not address the realities that pedophiles face.
This article looks at some of the horrid views of Nathan Larson, and why most pedophiles want nothing to do with him.
This article asks the question: Should pedophiles be part of the Pride movement?
This article details some of the reasoning why Medium shut down the free speech of people committed to keeping children safe from child sexual abuse, and why they were cowards to do so.