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deferm
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Re: Child abuse term makes my blood boil

Post by deferm » Mon Apr 26, 2010 8:50 am

Yes, but even when reporting an individual incident of child rape, it is termed child abuse by the media.
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Re: Child abuse term makes my blood boil

Post by Dev » Mon Apr 26, 2010 9:44 am

deferm wrote:Yes, but even when reporting an individual incident of child rape, it is termed child abuse by the media.
In this case I agree. We shouldn't be using euphemisms because clergy are associated with the crime. Although in general when regarding non-clergy pedophiles the media does refer to it as child rape. I thought you were referring to the abuse reports and the scandal in general.

I'm using a strict definition of rape though. Molesting doesn't count as rape in my book. Could a mod attach these posts into the other thread?
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