Minou Drouet, le génie écrasé de l’enfance

Roger Hauert - Minou Drouet (ca.1956) - from Cabinet n° 40 (2010/11)

Roger Hauert – Minou Drouet (ca.1956) – from Cabinet n° 40 (2010/11)

Enfant intelligente et extrêmement sensible, esprit libre et immensément créatif, Minou Drouet irritait de nombreux adultes. Plusieurs crièrent à l’imposture, affirmant qu’elle ne pouvait en aucun cas être l’auteur des poèmes et lettres publiés sous son nom. Certains la considéraient comme un monstre ou un animal de cirque. D’autres essayaient d’en faire une petite fille normale ou un poète comme les autres. CONTINUE READING / CONTINUER LA LECTURE…

Censorship of Nude Art

An editorial dated June 1st in Pigtails in Paint (now here) tells how FSM, a German Internet watchdog organization, pressurized their Internet provider in order to demand the removal of two posts entitled Stolen Dreams and the Japanese School and Dream Girls, claiming that they depict “child sexual abuse material” and are “potentially criminal” under German Criminal Code. The site had to comply in order to keep their provider. CONTINUE READING / CONTINUER LA LECTURE…

Confused notions and incoherent terminology about love and sexuality

Suppose that you manage a website devoted to dogs, discussing everything about their life, health and happiness, giving advice on how to groom them, advertizing dog events and contests, all with beautiful photographs of nice dogs on each page. Then someone comes and says that you hyper-sexualize dogs, that your site is a zoophile’s paradise. You will rightfully reply that the perversion lies only in that person’s mind, as your interest in dogs is friendly but not sexual, and you just want to share it with others. CONTINUE READING / CONTINUER LA LECTURE…

The unloved and untouched children of sex panic

 Edvard Munch - The Scream (1893) - from Wikipedia

Edvard Munch – The Scream (1893) – from Wikipedia

In a gruesome country called “the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Nothern Ireland” reigns a horrible panic about children and sex. Anyone can come forward and accuse a dead person of the most bizarre form of sexual abuse, and she will automatically be believed and granted the “victim status”—that is an easy and quick way to gain public recognition. The discredited theories of “recovered memories”, which led to thousands of broken lives and shattered families in the USA, still enjoy public support in the “UK”, and are used to accuse ever more people of sexual abuse. Journals and the Internet are filled with conspiracy theories about Lords, Members of Parliament, even ministers, involved in “paedophile conspiracies” to rape children in various ways, in particular by inserting tools into their anuses. This land has a distinctive institution, the gutter press, generally printed in “tabloid” format, whose so-called “journalists” can make a career by spreading the wildest nonsense. CONTINUE READING…

Who loves working class children?

One seldom finds persons who really love all children. Most people show themselves selective in their affection, while some don’t like children at all. Usually it is a family affair, one loves one’s own children, but not those of other people, and this attitude gets a wide support in society, since children are implicitly considered as their parents’ property.

Otherwise, one can have preferences for one age range or for one gender. I can understand this, I am myself guilty of such bias. Boys and girls, older and younger ones, have different minds and quite distinct charms. However I find it more questionable to distaste children because of their ethnicity or their lower social background. CONTINUE READING…

Anal sex, the heteronormative fantasm against heretical love

I recently read an interesting study by Andrew Calimach on the ancient Greek custom of pederasty, the pedagogical and erotic relation between an adult man and an adolescent boy: Pinning Anal Sex on the Greeks — A Millennial Slur. He starts with an ancient libel: Europe’s Judeo-Christian civilization has constantly, under the label of “sodomy”, identified pederasty with anal sex; more specifically it was always pretended that the adult erastes sodomized his young eromenos. He explains that as much as they extolled the love of boys, the Greeks felt an utter contempt for anal sex, which they considered as “hubris”, an abuse of the worst kind. European scholars did not understand this, they interpreted Greek texts reviling anal sex as condemnations of homosexuality, so when one author wrote one text praising boy-love then another one condemning boy’s abuse (anal sex), they though that he had changed his mind (and guess which one of the two was considered wiser). CONTINUE READING…

No good work of love goes unrewarded with blood libel

Many famous people become surrounded by a legend after their death. For example Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, the author of the Alice books better known as Lewis Carroll, has been consistently presented as a shy man shunning adults and living only for little girls; some people, in particular psychoanalists, have proclaimed, with the certainty and smugness typical of expert ignorance, that he was beyond any doubt a paedophile. CONTINUE READING…