"Whoa, folks! Not so fast!" say others.
Calling for a little reflection on this whole paraphilia-hebephilia-whateverphilia diagnostic craze is Scientific American columnist Jesse Bering, a research psychologist at Queen's University Belfast:
Would you really have wanted Oscar Wilde euthanized as though he were a sick animal? Should André Gide, whom the New York Times hailed in their obituary as a man 'judged the greatest French writer of this century by the literary cognoscenti,' have been deprived of his pen, torn to pieces by illiterate thugs? It's complicated. And although in principle we know that all men are equal in the eyes of the law, just as we did for Michael Jackson during his child molestation trials, I have a hunch that many people tend to feel (and uncomfortably so) a little sympathy for the Devil under such circumstances.I highly recommend Bering's muse, "Pedophiles, Hebephiles, and Ephebophiles, Oh My: Erotic Age Orientation" (which, by way of full disclosure, cites yours truly).