Weasel Words: Paedophiles and the Cycle of Abuse
Weasel words - Liz Kelly challenges feminists who talk about paedophiles and the cycle of abuse.
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.
(Reprinted in Action Against Child Sexual Abuse and the NOTA Newsletter 1997).