Weasel Words: Paedophiles and the Cycle of Abuse

January 1, 1996


In making child sexual abuse a political issue, feminists focused attention on male power, challenging the idea that abusers were abnormal, sick individuals. Recently, however, the term ‘paedophilia’ has been creeping back even into feminist discussions. Here Liz Kelly warns of the consequences.


Printed in: Trouble and Strife, 1996 (33); 44-49.

(Reprinted in Action Against Child Sexual Abuse and the NOTA Newsletter 1997).