I wasn’t even planning a sternly-worded letter this week. But as usual, something popped up to make one necessary. An evening post? Yes. It’s on THAT level of serious.
I was on Twitter when I saw this tweet:
I clicked on it, and what do I see but THIS:
What in all that is uncouth and awful is this??? “The Pedophile’s Guide to Love and Pleasure: A Child-Lover’s Code of Conduct.” A manual for pedophiles on love and pleasure? *cusses in 4 languages and makes up own curse words.* THIS is beyond ridiculous. As if the title wasn’t bad enough. Then I read the description, which said:
“This is my attempt to make pedophile situations safer for those juveniles that find themselves involved in them, by establishing certian rules for these adults to follow. I hope to achieve this by appealing to the better nature of pedosexuals, with hope that their doing so will result in less hatred and perhaps liter sentences should they ever be caught.”
Jesus hold my mule, my side-eye and be a fence because yours truly might don’t make it. This is so ridiculous that I don’t even know WHERE to start and what angle to tackle this from.
Pedophilia is one of the worst crimes EVER, in my book. When adults prey on innocent children and look at them as sexual beings, nothing good ever comes from it. NOTHING. Pedophilia and child sexual abuse ruin lives in the worst ways by leaving scars that sometimes NEVER go away. Child abuse (sexual and physical) leads to a cycle of crime and can become generational. Children being violated in such a way just pisses me the hell off and perpetrators are monsters who deserve very little but harm inflicted on them.
When I was in college, I was facilitator for a program that gave kindergartners through 5th graders info on staying “Safe, strong and free.” I was 40-hour trained mandated reporter and legally required to report any child abuse I was disclosed. We’d give workshops at different schools and afterwards, the kids were allowed to come speak to us privately. One time, a 6 year old told me her father “touched her in her special parts.” As I hyperventilated in my mind, I asked her “Where is he now?” Her: “They took him away to jail.” My heart just BROKE! My thug ALMOST failed but then I realized that I had to keep it together for that little girl.
Part of our training was us watching interviews of children who were sexually abused and a lot of times, they used art as therapy for them. They’ll tell children who were abused to draw where they saw themselves. Oftentimes, they’d draw a tiny version of themselves in a black hole because of the helplessness they felt. It was SO depressing to watch. Child sexual abuse is NOTHING short of traumatic and life-altering. Pedophiles don’t always abuse children BUT whoever abuses a child is surely one.
So for someone actually wants to FACILITATE this by writing a book about pedophilia? What the fuck? As if that wasn’t bad enough. To make matters worse, Amazon, you decide to CARRY this.
Amazon issued a statement that will no doubt fuel the outraged comments multiplying on the “Pedophile’s Guide” Amazon page. “Amazon believes it is censorship not to sell certain books simply because we or others believe their message is objectionable,” it reads. “Amazon does not support or promote hatred or criminal acts, however, we do support the right of every individual to make their own purchasing decisions.”
AND you have the unmitigated gall to defend your right to carry this book? A book with THIS TEXT??? OMG! iCANNOT DEAL! I just CANNOT!
Since money talks, I’ll speak loudly. I REFUSE to shop at Amazon.com until this book is pulled down and you make a public declaration that this (and other things like it) will never be offered. Until then, Amazon, y’all can go straight to hell with a lycra gasoline suit on. I’m mad as hell!
Amazon, here’s a “FOOL SAT THE HELL DOWN” Gift Basket complete with a “GET SOME COUTH” candle set. This is appalling and disgusting!
F U Sincerely,
P.S. The guy who wrote this book needs to get a coupla things done to him on principle alone.
P.P.S. EVERYONE involved in the existence of this book FAILS at life.
Who shall be joining me and others to boycott Amazon?
Edit: Apparently, Amazon finally acquiesced and pulled the book off the shelves. It only took them THREATS OF BOYCOTTS! (-__-) It took mass threatening of money being withheld for them to do it. I see what you’re on. I SEE IT!