A friend of mine once said she feels bad for men. She finds the fact that movies, television shows, and advertising are always trying to arouse their sexual senses by selling sex right along with whatever product is being pushed in the form of a nearly naked woman – or girl – unfair. I would imagine the creators of a new documentary, “Are All Men Pedophiles,” would agree with her.

In its simplest definition, a pedophile is an adult who is sexually attracted to children. There are all sorts of negative connotations that come along with that and this stamp is a label that’s almost given to men until proven otherwise. Mothers are always hesitant to leave their young children in the care of not just male friends or acquaintances, but even male family members. And though men who act on these urges are often considered to have psychiatric disorders or to just be plain “sick,” this film suggests all men may have a little pedophile in them, so to speak, because of the images that are pushed on them.

With interviews from Muslim and Christian leaders, model scouts, psychologists, and sexologists, this documentary examines the global impact of pedophilia from a cultural and professional perspective. We know in some places girls are married as young as 9 and 10 years old in ceremonious ways steeped in cultures that say attraction to young girls is natural. In America, we don’t support that type of sexualization but we do push it in others ways, particularly the fashion industry. Vogue recently banned any models under the age of 16 but that’s just one glossy out of a sea of mags that typically uses girls around the age of 13 to sell clothes and fantasies—which is problematic to both women and men.  The filmmakers say it is that hypocrisy of encouraging men to look but not touch young girls who they may not even be aware are in fact adolescents, that begs the question, are all men pedophiles? But in asking that, the creators are also suggesting men have zero control over their sexual urges which is a stereotype males have increasingly been attempting to fight lately, and that they all feel aroused when they come across these images which isn’t fair either.Watch the trailer and tell us your thoughts.

Does society play a role in pedophilia by pushing images of young girls on men?

  • jamesfrmphilly

    most men are naturally attracted to females who can best bear children which rules in young women but rules out children.

  • Toppin (Formerly Known As Just Sayin’)

    And most women are attracted to men that will give them the best looking offspring, but somehow or the other women are supposed to overlook their “natural” desires. *Roll eyes*

  • http://livefromthematrix.wordpress.com TAE

    I think that a very large percentage of men would do a child if they had the chance. Back in the day once a girl hit that menstrual she was fair game, so what makes us think that this has been bred out of human beings. I’ve seen it time and time again, old men staring lustfully at the little 10,11,12,13,14,15, 16 year old girls, and yes to me 16 years old is a child. I had homegirls in middle school was was getting it in with men in their early 20′s. 13-14yrs old with a 21 year old boyfriend, ummmhmmm yall know. Well that’s not really pedophilia that’s ephebophilia which I believe is a bigger cultural problem than pedophilia. Just look at all these teacher’s getting caught sexin they students. shame, shame, shame……..

  • http://afrikanmami.blogspot.com African Mami

    oh yeah…I just remembered a tale of pedophilia, that I need to share. It is disturbing but as always funny.

    Growing up, swimming was part of my learning curriculum, and in any case I loved it. So, I was overly enthusiastic as always to be a participant of swimming sheenanigans until this one day, my young 10 year old mind was invaded by a pedophilia sight to behold. We had finished swimming as a group and were going back to the locker rooms to shower and change back into our uniforms. I was walking with a friend, when we came across a man who was sitting outside the girls locker room, with his legs SPLAYED and his woola woola out for all to see!!!! He was MASTURBATING and getting off, in front of a locker room for young girls!!! Like this dude was MOANING out loud.

    Let me tell ya’ll he was PACKING, BUT this was not a time for appreciating and winking. In any case, I was too young to even know what the hell he was doing, what I did know was that it was WRONG!!! I had grown up at a time when RAPES and murders of women were RIFE, so I knew what time it was. Besides, my parents were overly cautious and I had been taught to react in a case such as this. I was to RUN AS I SCREAMED!!!!!! No looking back and turning into salt like Lot’s wife!!!

    My friend and I SCREAMED at the top of our lungs as we run and alerted my class teacher, swimming instructor and anybody that was around the vicinity!!!! The young class teacher-she was around 24 at the time, gathered us and counseled us-God bless the heart of that young lady!!! I really don’t know what became of that man. I don’t whether the authorities were alerted.

    I have very many stories to tell on this issue-not as they relate to me but from observing. Jesus!! Ladies, if you have daughters and sons-FIERCLY PROTECT THEM!! If you have a slight feeling that your brother, or uncle may be up to something. Trust your GUT feeling!!!! -Read Malcolm Gladwell’s “BLINK” to get an expat opinion on snap judgments!-They are very very important..

  • Toni

    ^ for real? YOU don’t even believe that one.

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