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An open letter to Amazon
“We were disgusted to hear this morning that you are selling "The Pedophile’s Guide to Love and Pleasure: a Child-lover’s Code of Conduct" and that you have refused to remove it from your store. As a rape crisis organisation we are contacted daily by survivors to whom child sexual abuse has done untold damage, often under the guise of "love" or some other pretence or delusion that it is some kind of legitimate sexual leaning. Child sexual abuse is no such thing - it is a serious criminal act which ruins lives. And make no mistake about it - child abuse is what this title incites and encourages, and until you remove it from your catalogue, we will no longer be using you as a supplier, and will urge others to do the same.”...

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Damned if she does - and damned if she doesn't
Just when you think you’ve heard it all, a story comes along and blows away any wild ideas you might have about justice being served in rape cases or some hope that the system itself might be in possession of a wider understanding of the complex pressures faced by complainers. Last week, a woman in Powys, North Wales was jailed for eight months for perverting the course of justice following a series of events which reveal nothing more criminal than an entirely natural desperation to stop a prosecution she felt she could not pursue....

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