Thanks to Andre’ for alerting me to this disturbing, but necessary information:
“How prevalent is pedophilia among women? Hampton says that he gets an average of more than 200 reports related to female pedophilia on the Internet each day, including websites, message boards and other forums.
It’s growing, he says of the presence of female pedophilia on the Web, though sites related to male pedophilia are increasing at about 10 times the rate.
“But I was surprised that this was even an issue,” he said of female pedophilia. “It’s been since about two years ago that we’ve found it to be quite prevalent.”
Linda Halliday-Sumner, a sexual abuse consultant in Courtenay, B.C., Canada, told WND that when she first began in 1980, about 1.5 percent of her cases were women who abuse minors. Within six years that increased to 11 to 13 percent. In the last 10 years, she said, at least 33 percent of her 325 cases a year have been women.”
“While these studies give some clues, the true number of women who have sexual contact with children is probably severely underestimated, according to German psychologist Marina Knopf. In an article on “Butterfly Kisses” titled “Sexual Contacts Between Women and Children: Reflections on an Unrealizable Research Project,” Knopf said that this could be because contacts by women are more of a taboo than those by men.
She writes that it “is less spoken of, more hidden, and the women do not have any groups they attend or have formed themselves as do men. … The strength of this taboo might help explain the enormous difficulty we had in finding women to interview.”
Well-known pedophile advocate Pat Califia, who has spoken at mainstream institutions such as Penn State University, writes in an article posted on the “Butterfly Kisses” site that, “It is possible that sexual activity occurs more often between mothers and children or other women than between men and children. Women have more access to kids, and there are fewer taboos surrounding women’s handling young people’s bodies.”
“Among the membership, comprised of women who were abused by their mothers, less than 1 percent report that any intervention occurred. An article on the MDSA website cites reasons for that, such as “the extreme rarity of the offender seeking treatment, the victim reporting the abuse, or the authorities discovering the crime.” Other reasons include the fact that “therapists, social workers, doctors, teachers, etc., know very little about this form of abuse and/or do not consider it a possibility.” Also, “perpetrators overwhelmingly appear like ‘normal’ caring mothers.”
“In their introduction to the Journal of Paedophilia issue about women, Sax and Deckwitz go on to say, “When we embarked on this study we were also surprised that so little consideration had been given to the positive, fruitful side of relationships between adult women and minors. In conversations with female friends, we heard so many happy stories, related with genuine pleasure, that our feeling was strengthened that presenting a positive view of relationships between women and young people was indeed justified.”
The “Butterfly Kisses” site includes links to branches of the Big Sisters organization and Girl Scout websites, suggesting that these groups present good opportunities for women who desire sexual relationships with girls.
Resources on the pro-pedophile site include articles under the heading of “Girl Scouts and Mentoring” with titles such as “Women Mentoring Girls,” “Big Sisters,” and “Lesbians are to Scouting as Sunshine is to Summer.”
In the site’s reader forum, a participant identified as “Jean” posted a message Sept. 16, 2001, that said “this is the neatest forum. I have always been attracted to little girls (8-10 yr olds).”
“Jean” said she is a volunteer swimming instructor and asked members of the forum for their advice on “making little girlfriends.”
The following day, “Poppy” wrote back and said, “You already have a convenient access to little girls as a swimming coach. Try showing them that you care about them more than your job asks you, i.e., help them with their daily problems, get to know them and become close with the girls who admire you.”
Like “Poppy,” many of the voices on the “Butterfly Kisses” site insist that they engage only in consensual relationships with children. “Poppy” suggested to the swimming instructor that she could offer to give a little course in kissing to a girl who seems to be flirting with her.
“But whatever you do,” she advised, “don’t force them to do anything they don’t like. Good luck!”
“Like male pedophile advocates, many female promoters believe that children are being oppressed by adults who have taken away their right to fully express their sexuality in any way they see fit.
“Butterfly Kisses” includes a section called “Rights Advocacy” with titles such as “Feminism, Pedophilia and Children’s Rights,” by Pat Califia, “A Child’s Sexual Bill of Rights,” “The North American Woman-Girl Love Association” and “Sexual Revolution and the Liberation of Children,” by well-known feminist Kate Millett.”
“Unlike the male homosexual movement, says researcher Reisman, author of “Kinsey: Crimes & Consequences,” “the feminist movement – and that includes the lesbian movement – has been vocal about ‘It’s not right to have sex with kids.’”
Nevertheless, Millett, author of the 1970 feminist tome “Sexual Politics,” said in a 1980 interview reprinted in the book “The Age of Taboo,” that “certainly, one of children’s essential rights is to express themselves sexually, probably primarily with each other but with adults as well.”