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Unformatted text preview: "Pedophilia Chic": Pornography Goes Mainstream (4) How does the unthinkable become thinkable? Through slow, persistent, and quiet change. At a time when abortion, infanticide, and euthanasia are becoming widely accepted, you might wonder: Whats left that could possibly be called "unthinkable"? The answer: pedophilia, the sexual exploitation of children. Most Americans view pedophilia as an abomination. But gay activists are now openly advocating it, calling it "inter-generational intimacy." As Mary Eberstadt writes in a provocative article in the Weekly Standard, the "social consensus against the sexual exploitation of children . . . is apparently eroding." The process of erosion began at least fifteen years ago, when academics began questioning the almost universal condemnation of pedophilia. Soon, filmmakers and advertisers joined in, giving us movies like Lolita, depicting a sexual liaison between a twelve-year-old girl and a forty-year-old man. More recently, advertisers like Calvin twelve-year-old girl and a forty-year-old man....
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