[WikiEN-l] No more blocking people for who they *are*?
peter.mackay at bigpond.com
Wed Feb 8 01:37:46 UTC 2006
> From: wikien-l-bounces at Wikipedia.org
> [mailto:wikien-l-bounces at Wikipedia.org] On Behalf Of Jake Nelson
> 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.
Thanks. May I make the point that it would be a rare teenager to be aware of
such terms and distinctions?
Pete, who hadn't been aware of the meaning of at least one of those words
until a few moments ago
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