I have absolutely no problem with classifying this as a disorder. Perhaps understanding the nature of it more clearly will help in preventing it from happening. I am all for that.
I do have a huge problem with classifying it as a sexual orientation. In "normalization" lies "acceptance" and I refuse to go down that road.
And armchair vigilantes with a one-stop solution for all, I have this to say....
Well said Karrie, but likely to fall on deaf ears. Even when spoken to with respect it seems easier to accuse others of not loving their children enough to kill for them.
It's not a "one stop solution for all". Most definitely a solution in the case of child molestation, rape, sadism, etc. I would invite you to come and watch the vigilantism, and see your lovely eye roll then. Hopefully it'll never happen.
I don't have any daughters and all of my sons are now grown, but I do understand the visceral reaction to such a thing and I can't say 100% how I would have reacted if it was one of my kids. So I completely understand wanting to kill the bugger. I saw a guy smack his wife once in my presence when I was about 17 or 18 and I took matters into my own hands before ejecting him from our house and calling the police. He was arrested and later bailed out by his step-daughters.
The issue is that Pedophiles are not given the sentence to fit the crime and pose a real danger of re-offending.
Nuggler says what he is thinking and I completely get the visceral side of it. I'm just not prepared to say I would or would not do something if it were my child or grandchild, I am just saying that there is a lot to consider before you go down that road.