November 12, 2010 Comments Off on Amazon Yanks Pedophilia E-Book Amid Boycott Talk
Amazon Yanks Pedophilia E-Book Amid Boycott Talk 11/11/10 (Nov. 11) — Amazon.com appears to have severed sales of an e-book that condones pedophilia, after news of the self-published “child-lover’s” guide went viral on the Internet and sparked cries for a boycott of the online bookseller.
The book, “The Pedophile’s Guide to Love and Pleasure: A Child-Lover’s Code of Conduct,” still appears on the Amazon site, but its link yields an error message. All 3,011 customer reviews are also inaccessible, but a discussion page about the book is still visible. It is rated by Amazon users as having one out of five stars.
“I am extremely joyous for the Victory pertaining to the removal of this nasty book,” wrote one user.
There’s been no official word from Amazon that it has dropped the book. As of this morning, the book was inaccessible on the site, but users in Amazon’s discussion forum said it was available intermittently throughout the night.
Amazon Backing Down? ‘Pedophile Guide’ Listing Unavailable After Outrage November 11, 2010 An e-book for sale on Amazon.com entitled “The Pedophile’s Guide to Love and Pleasure,” was no longer available from the retailer late Wednesday after shocked consumers across the nation called for a boycott….The listing and description of the item was no longer available early Thursday. It was unclear if the item was intentionally pulled.
“This is my attempt to make pedophile situations safer for those juveniles that find themselves involved in them, by establishing certian [sic] rules for these adults to follow,” a product description read. “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.”
The content led to hundreds of tweets criticizing Amazon for allowing the title to be sold and a Facebook page was created calling for a boycott of the Seattle-based company.
November 11, 2010 Comments Off on ‘Pedophile’s Guide’ Sparks Angry Criticism of Amazon, defends ‘Pedophile’s Guide’
‘Pedophile’s Guide’ Sparks Angry Criticism of Amazon
(Nov. 10) – The trend on Twitter today was anger.
A group of Twitterati is upset at Amazon.com for selling a Kindle edition of a book called “The Pedophile’s Guide to Love and Pleasure.” With all of Twitter’s 190-million-plus users as an audience, they let their feelings be known — in 140 characters or less. “Dear @Amazon,” said one microblogger, using a function that directs the message toward Amazon’s own Twitter account, “Free speech doesn’t include a written manual on how to exploit, molest and rape our children.”
Amazon did not respond to a message from AOL News seeking comment. But in a statement to AOL’s Tech Crunch, the retail giant said: ” Amazon believes it is censorship not to sell certain books simply because we or others believe their message is objectionable. 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.”
Twitter declined to comment in a message to AOL News.
The book’s poorly spelled page on the Amazon website says it aims to make “pedophile situations safer for those juveniles that find themselves involved in them, by establishing certian (sic) rules for these adults to follow.” The Web page lists the publication date as Oct. 28, 2010, and the author as Phillip R. Greaves.
The description also says the author hopes the book will lead to “liter (sic) sentences” for pedophiles. http://www.aolnews.com/nation/article/pedophiles-guide-sparks-angry-criticism-of-amazon/19711138
Amazon defends ‘Pedophile’s Guide’
Another book protested in 2002 for advocating adult-child sex is still available on the site. By Helen A.S. Popkin
11/10/2010 NEW YORK — Amazon is selling a self-published book defending pedophiles, sparking discussions about the retailer’s obligation to vet items before they are sold in its online stores, and threats of boycott from Amazon customers if the book is not removed. The book, ” The Pedophile’s Guide to Love and Pleasure: a Child-lover’s Code of Conduct” by Philip R. Greaves II, offers advice to pedophiles afraid of becoming the center of retaliation. It is an electronic book available for Amazon.com Inc.’s Kindle e-reader.
The author’s description (misspellings included) reads:
“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.”
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.”….A customer review on the “Pedophile’s Guide” Amazon page written by “Outraged Mother” reads, “The line of immorality is at best a zone with ill defined boundaries. Whatever. This crosses into the unsavory and shameful side of the zone. Take it down.”
“There is a point when, even though a company has a no-censorship policy, that selling certain books is simply wrong,” reads “Disgusting Abomination,” another customer review. “Not censoring is one thing, and I commend that, but choosing to sell this book on a site that accessed by millions of people (including children) daily is reprehensible. This is a disgusting choice you have made, Amazon. Whatever money you are making off this book can’t be worth the ire you are receiving for selling it.”….In 2002, Amazon.com cited the First Amendment as justification for offering another book that advocates adult-child sex, “Understanding Loved Boys and Boylovers,” by David L. Riegel. Further, the paperback book is still available on the site.
November 10, 2010 Comments Off on Facebook and Child Pornography, Federal crackdown on child prostitution
Facebook and Child Pornography
By James R. Marsh on November 9, 2010
Infamous child pornographer …whose trademark….is a longtime, well-recognized tag for hardcore child pornography, has a Facebook interest group with almost 300 fans.
Unfortunately, there’s lots more thanks to an anonymous reader of this blog who assembled a damning cornucopia of profiles and links to such Facebook interest groups as “incest,” “preteen hardcore,” “our little group,” and “lolita.”….All of this material was assembled in a few hours by an amateur slooth.
Federal crackdown on child prostitution results in 884 arrests By Michael Martinez, CNN November 9, 2010 (CNN) – A three-day federal crackdown on child prostitution rings across the country has resulted in the recovery of 69 children and the arrest of 884 people, including 99 pimps, federal authorities said Monday….
The three-day federal sweep, called Operation Cross Country V, involved 40 cities nationwide and is part of the Innocence Lost National Initiative, authorities said. “Child prostitution continues to be a significant problem in our country, as evidenced by the number of children rescued through the continued efforts of our crimes against children task forces,” said Shawn Henry, executive assistant director of the FBI’s Criminal, Cyber, Response and Service Branch, in a written statement. http://www.cnn.com/2010/CRIME/11/08/us.child.prostitution/index.html
November 9, 2010 Comments Off on Healing Trauma with Energy Psychology – Survivorship Webinar Nov. 20
SURVIVORSHIP WEBINAR, SATURDAY NOVEMBER 20
OUR NEXT WEBINAR
Saturday, November 20 – noon to 2:00 Pacific time
(Check in at 11:45)
Carol Ann Rowland, MSW
“Healing Trauma with Energy Psychology.”
Energy Psychology is a broad range of techniques that combine Eastern approaches to the mind and body with Western psychology and psychotherapy ideas. Each technique intentionally utilizes one of the human energy systems – such as the meridian system, the chakra system, or the aura system – during psychological treatment. Techniques, such as EMDR, which do not use energy system intentionally, and techniques, such as acupuncture, that don’t use psychological processes, aren’t called Energy Psychology.
From the point of view of Energy Psychology, painful physical, emotional and spiritual symptoms are the result of a disruption in the energy system. When the disruption is corrected, symptoms are replaced by healthy functioning.
This Webinar will start with an overview of the various types of Energy Psychology and then focus on Zensight, which combines several different approaches in a coordinated whole.
Carol Ann Rowland, MSW is a private therapist from Milton, Ontario, Canada who specializes in the treatment of trauma, anxiety, and dissociation. Herself a survivor of severe childhood trauma, Carol Ann is the creator of Zensight Energy Healing, an energy psychology modality that focuses on enabling healing to occur gently and easily. She speaks internationally about her work and is known for her use of humor and her compassionate approach.
Last year, Webinars cost $20.00. Now we have changed to a sliding scale, so that each person can pay what they are able to. The scale is in $5.00 increments, starts at $50.00, and goes down to $0.00 (full scholarship). There is no longer any need to request a full or partial scholarship — you make the decision yourself. (Remember to factor in the cost of a telephone call to the East Coast.)
Registration closes Thursday evening November 18. If you wish to pay by PayPal, go to http://www.survivorship.org/webinars.html Otherwise, send your check to: SURVIVORSHIP, Family Justice Center, 470 27th Street, Oakland, CA 94612.
To reserve a space in the Webinar, e-mail Shamai at firstname.lastname@example.org and give her this information:
2. The Webinar you wish to attend: “Healing Trauma with Energy Psychology.” on Saturday, November 20 and/or “Beyond Sexual Abuse”
3. Amount and method of payment (check, PayPal, money order)
4. Your preferred e-mail address (so we can send you instructions)
5. The name you will be using for the Webinar. (This does not have to be your real name or your message board screen name.)
Saturday, December 11 noon Pacific Time
Staci Sprout, LICSW, CSAT
“Beyond Sexual Abuse/Exploitation, Sexual Programming, Sexual Addiction/Avoidance: A Path to Empowerment”
Survivorship members may listen to past Webinars in the members’ section. (For information on joining Survivorship, go to http://www.survivorship.org/about/membership.html
Past Webinars include:
“Ritual Abuse Survivors and Eating Disorders”
“Preparing for the Holidays”
“How a Non-Artist Uses Art for Healing.”
“Self-injury, Flashbacks, and Flooding as Programmed responses, and How to Deal with Them.”
“Open Discussion on the Use of Prayer for Christian Survivors of Ritual Abuse.”
“Healthy Supportive Relationships – What They Are, How to Make One.”
“Riding off into the Sunrise.”
“Art and Activism: What the Public Sees.”
“Hope, Healing and Help through Music and Advocacy.”
“Understanding Nazi Influence in Ritual Abuse.”
“Sensory and Emotional Flashbacks.”
“The Intersection between Ritual Abuse and Physical Disability.”
“Forgiving the Unforgivable: One Survivor’s Journey to Peace ”
“How Survivors Can Help Their Own Cases for Disability Application and Appeal.”
“Empowerment and Managing the Effects of Programming.”
“Normal Guilt, Guilt Induced by Extreme Abuse, and Some Suggestions for Working with Guilt.”
Complete details on all our Webinars are at http://www.survivorship.org/webinars.html
We hope you join us — attending a Webinar is not much more complicated than making a phone call. You don’t have to have any special technical software or knowledge and it is a wonderful way to connect with other survivors.
November 9, 2010 Comments Off on Child Prostitution Busts in the United States
FBI: 69 children, 99 pimps found in national bust – Associated Press November 8, 2010 More than five dozen child prostitutes have been found in the last three days as part of a nationwide crackdown on the sexual exploitation of children, the FBI said Monday. FBI spokesman Jason Pack said 69 children were removed from prostitution and 99 suspected pimps were arrested in 40 cities across 30 states and the District of Columbia. Authorities arrested 785 other adults on a variety state and local charges, Pack said. All the children found in the last three days have been placed into protective custody or returned to their families.
The children were found during Operation Cross Country V, a three-day roundup targeting child traffickers and pimps. The largest group of child prostitutes, 24, was found in and around Seattle, according to the FBI. FBI executive assistant director Shawn Henry said the children found ranged in age from 12 to 17….Since 2003, when the FBI and the Justice Department launched the Innocence Lost National Initiative, about 1,250 child prostitutes have been located and removed from prostitution.
Indictment: Somali Gangs Trafficked Girls For Sex – 29 Indicted In Juvenile Sex Ring Allegedly Run By Somali Gangs; Girls Prostituted In 3 States Nov. 08, 2010 MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Twenty-nine people have been indicted in a sex trafficking ring in which Somali gangs in Minneapolis and St. Paul allegedly forced girls under age 14 into prostitution in Minnesota, Tennessee and Ohio, according to an indictment unsealed Monday. The 24-count indictment, unsealed in U.S. District Court in the Middle District of Tennessee, said one of the gangs’ goals was recruiting females under age 18, including some under age 14, and forcing them into prostitution so the defendants could get money, marijuana or liquor. The indictment details several instances in which young Somali or African American girls were taken from place to place and forced to engage in sex acts with multiple people. One girl was under 13 when she was first prostituted. Another girl was 18 when she was raped by multiple men in a hotel room, the indictment said. http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/11/08/ap/national/main7034588.shtml
November 6, 2010 Comments Off on 200 Adult Men Who Were Molested Come Forward – Oprah
Full Episode: 200 Adult Men Who Were Molested Come Forward – Oprah
November 04, 2010 Two hundred men courageously stand together to say they were all molested. Watch this landmark episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show in its entirety.
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November 5, 2010 Comments Off on Tyler Perry’s child abuse and 200 men – Oprah, CSA and psychosis risk
Tyler Perry Tells Oprah More About His Abusive Past By Sara Hammel October 21, 2010 He stunned his fans last year with revelations of his abusive past and now Tyler Perry is opening up about just how bad it got. In a new interview with Oprah Winfrey, which aired Wednesday, the writer-director says his own father beat him brutally. In one harrowing moment, he recalls when his father whipped him with a vacuum cord.
….On top of his father’s beatings, Perry says he was sexually abused by four different adults, beginning when he was five or six. On one occasion, he was building a birdhouse with an adult male neighbor who proceeded to put his hands in Tyler’s pants. “I felt my body betraying me,” he says, “because I felt an erection at that age.”
Later, Tyler said he was sexually molested by a male nurse and a man he knew from church. The man from church “used God and the Bible against me to justify a lot of the things that were going on. It was so horrible,” he said. “And that was my first sexual experience – with this man performing oral sex on me as a boy.”
TWO-DAY OPRAH SHOW EVENT: 200 ADULT MEN WHO WERE MOLESTED COME FORWARD november 5, 2010 A landmark Oprah Show event that’s never been done before. Two hundred men courageously stand together to say they were all molested
Childhood Sexual Abuse May Raise Risk for Psychosis
November 02, 2010.
Abuse involving penetration associated with higher risk, especially for schizophrenic disorders –
Childhood sexual abuse involving penetration appears to increase the risk of developing psychotic disorders later in life, according to research published in the November issue of the Archives of General Psychiatry.
TUESDAY, Nov. 2 (HealthDay News) — Childhood sexual abuse involving penetration appears to increase the risk of developing psychotic disorders later in life, according to research published in the November issue of the Archives of General Psychiatry.
Margaret C. Cutajar, of Monash University in Clifton Hill, Australia, and colleagues studied mental health data on 2,759 subjects who had been sexually abused as children, matched with community-based controls, to explore whether childhood sexual abuse raises the risk for subsequent psychotic disorders.
The researchers found rates for general psychosis, and particularly for schizophrenic disorders, significantly higher in the childhood sexual abuse subjects than in the controls (2.8 versus 1.4 percent for general psychosis and 1.9 versus 0.7 percent for schizophrenic disorders in abuse subjects and controls, respectively). Risk for later psychosis was highest in those whose abuse occurred after age 12, involved penetration, and involved more than one perpetrator. Abuse without penetration was not related to significant increases in general psychosis or schizophrenia.
Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders in a Cohort of Sexually Abused Children
Margaret C. Cutajar, DPsych, MAPS; Paul E. Mullen, DSc, FRANZCP, FRCPsych; James R. P. Ogloff, PhD; Stuart D. Thomas, PhD; David L. Wells, MA, FACLM; Josie Spataro, PhD, MAPS
Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2010;67(11):1114-1119. doi:10.1001/archgenpsychiatry.2010.147
Setting – Sample drawn from all notified cases of child sexual abuse over a 30-year period in Victoria, Australia.
Participants – A cohort of 2759 individuals ascertained as having been sexually abused when younger than 16 years had their subsequent contacts with mental health services established by data linkage. They were compared with a community-based control group matched on sex and age groupings whose rates of disorder were established using identical methods.
Main Outcome Measures – Rates of psychotic and schizophrenic illnesses.
Results Rates were significantly higher among child sexual abuse subjects compared with controls for psychosis in general (2.8% vs 1.4%; odds ratio, 2.1; 95% confidence interval, 1.4-3.1; P < .001) and schizophrenic disorders in particular (1.9% vs 0.7%; odds ratio, 2.6; 95% confidence interval, 1.6-4.4; P < .001). Those exposed to penetrative abuse had even higher rates of psychosis (3.4%) and schizophrenia (2.4%). Abuse without penetration was not associated with significant increases in psychosis or schizophrenia. The risks were highest for those whose abuse involved penetration, occurred after age 12 years, and involved more than 1 perpetrator, the combination producing rates of 8.6% for schizophrenia and 17.2% for psychosis.
Conclusions Child sexual abuse involving penetration is a risk factor for developing psychotic and schizophrenic syndromes. The risk is greater for adolescents subjected to penetration. Irrespective of whether this statistical association reflects any causal link, it does identify an at-risk population in need of ongoing support and treatment.
November 2, 2010 Comments Off on Man Arrested After Suing the Vatican, Trauma and adult mental health conference
Man Arrested After Suing the Vatican By TIM HULL November 01, 2010 SAN FRANCISCO (CN) – A man charged with assaulting a priest at a Jesuit retirement home has sued the Vatican, claiming it knew its priest had sexually molested him and others, and failed to protect him from being “raped, tortured, and forced to engage in sexual acts with his own brother,” when they were children.
William Lynch, 43, was arrested on Friday, 2 days after he sued the Vatican, the Oakland Archdiocese, the Jesuit Order, The Christian Family Movement and others in Federal Court. Lynch was accused of assaulting the Rev. Jerold Lindner, 65, in the lobby of a retirement home in Los Gatos, in May this year.
Lynch claims Lindner oversaw his rape, torture and abuse at a summer camp when he was 7, and that the religious defendants knew of Lindner’s propensities, and covered for him for decades.
“In May 1975, plaintiff was entrusted to a CFM [Christian Family Movement] children’s camp in Portola State Park in the state of California, whereat he was raped, tortured, and forced to engage in sexual acts with is own brother by Jesuit priest and CFM Camp Spiritual Advisor Jerold W. Lindner. Plaintiff was 7 years old at that time,” according to the complaint.
“Not only did the Jesuit Order know of Lindner’s propensities for child rape and abuse, Lindner was well known by his order as a ‘torturer of children.’ He was specifically known for sexual gratification while torturing his victims among his order, and his reputation and knowledge of his crimes extended all the way to the Holy See in the 1970s [and] 1980s.”….Lynch says in his complaint that the Vatican and the other defendants continue to protect the retired priest after “decades of abuse and hundreds of victims.”….The Associated Press reported on Friday, however, that “Father Lindner, 65, has been accused of abuse by nearly a dozen people, including his sister and nieces and nephews. … He has previously denied abusing the Lynch boys and has not been criminally charged. The abuse falls outside the statute of limitations.”
The AP report continued: “Father Lindner was removed from the ministry and placed at the Los Gatos retirement home in 2001. “He was named in two additional lawsuits for abuse between 1973 and 1985, according to the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. The cases were included in a $660 million settlement struck between the church and more than 550 plaintiffs in 2007.”….”Lindner’s sexual abuse of children began in [the] 1950s, continued through the 1970s and persisted into the 1980s, when Lindner was actually promoted by defendants to a teacher post at an all boys school, Loyola High School in Los Angeles,” according to the complaint.
Trauma and adult mental health conference
When: 30/11/2010 10.00am to 4.30pm
Where: ORT House Conference Centre, London NW1 UK
Childhood trauma as a result of abuse is frequently the catalyst for ongoing mental health related problems in adulthood. Statistics about trauma and adult mental health issues make shocking reading.
The impacts of trauma are far-reaching, touching every part of survivors’ lives. Social problems such as homelessness, physical manifestations such as self-harm and eating disorders and personal and emotional difficulties in forming healthy relationships are all possible outcomes. The conference will address some of the outcomes linked with childhood trauma; the pathways to recovery and possible therapeutic interventions that can be used….Substance misuse is a particular area of concern and the expert speaker will explore the links between trauma and substance misuse in adults.
The diagnosis of dissociative identity disorder will be analysed and explained – 90% of adults with dissociative identity disorder (DID) were abused as children.
A final session will revisit the issues around childhood abuse and describe ways in which early intervention can prevent the cycle repeating itself.
Chair: Adah Sachs Consultant Psychotherapist, Clinic for Dissociative Studies
Peter Saunders Chief Executive and Founder of NAPAC
Peter Jones Lecturer in Mental Health, Bournemouth University, and Chair, Counselling in Prisons Network
Jim Symington Deputy Director, National Mental Health Development Unit
Dr Nick Maquire Chartered Clinical Psychologist and Director, PG Cert in Cognitive Therapy, University of Southampton
Kathryn A Livingstone Voluntary Co-ordinator, Trainer and Trustee,First Person Plural
Jean Budge Support Services Supervisor, Beyond Trauma, Health in Mind
Rex Haigh FRCPsych Consultant Psychiatrist, Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, Clinical Advisor, National Personality Disorder Programme, Department of Health and Senior Fellow, Institute of Mental Health, Nottingham
Alan Corbett Former Director of Respond; former National Clinical Director of the CARI (Children at Risk in Ireland) Foundation and Psychotherapist
Jacqui Lovell Project lead, developing partners cic