Many thanks to Lynette Dumble and Jennifer Drew for passing on this revolting report in London’s Daily Mail about Judge Julian Hall who
“is at the centre of a storm over the “pathetically” lenient sentence he imposed after hearing that the girl had appeared much older than her age.The same judge caused uproar earlier this year by setting free another paedophile and telling him to give his victim money “to buy a nice new bicycle”.
However we should also be appalled at the Daily Mail’s characterization of the child molester in the second para. as a “paedophile”. We’ve said it before and we’re just going to keep on saying it. Someone who molests a child in any way is not a pedophile, which comes from the Greek word “paidophilos” which means “loving children”. How this word started to be used to refer to the rape and sexual assault of children is unclear, but it’s continued use is indicative of the level of child hatred in this world and is truly unacceptable.