[WikiEN-l] No more blocking people for who they *are*?

Brock Batsell wikipedia at theskeptik.com
Wed Feb 8 01:14:20 UTC 2006

On Feb 7, 2006, at 7:10 PM, Jake Nelson wrote:

> Peter Mackay wrote:
>> In this case, he may have been serious. The guy identifies as "16- 
>> ish".
>> Isn't he allowed to have feelings for others of a similar age?  
>> Describing
>> himself as a "paedophile" might have been unwise, but not necessarily
>> anything we should run around being headless chickens over.
>> Pete, acting like a grown-up
> I don't want to get into the morass of definitions for these  
> things, but pedophilia relates to prepubescent children, not those  
> of a similar age to "16-ish". The term for a fixation on teenagers  
> is ephebophilia, and it doesn't apply to a 16-ish person either.
> Just thought I'd clarify that.

In addition, pedophilia does not imply any form of child molestation,  
as it appears Wgfinley believes (if I'm incorrect in this inference,  
my apologies).  Pedophilia simply refers to attraction.

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