Are All Men Pedophiles?

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Are All Men Pedophiles?

The provocatively titled documentary Are All Men Pedophiles? is no less provoking and challenging in its content. The filmmakers sift through the history of ancient customs and human development in their attempts to gain a fresh perspective on the worrisome phenomenon of pedophilia.

We witness the evidence of criminal pedophilia all around us from the flagrant abuses of the Catholic Church to the more subtle and insidious sexualization of underage female models and entertainers in the media. Teen sex is one of the most popular search terms in the realm of online pornography. The average age of an in-demand model is 16. The tradition of older men coupling with much younger women is nothing new in Western society - it's been well documented dating back to the times of ancient Rome - and it's even more egregious and commonplace in other regions across the world. But how much of this activity is the result of cultural taboos and forbidding modern laws, and how much of it might be ingrained in the very nature of the human species?

The question alone may prove incendiary to many viewers. Those who brave through, however, may find value in some of the film's enlightening insights. For example, the science-based definition of pedophilia proposes that an offense occurs when the perpetrator preys upon a victim of pre-pubescent or early pubescent age. Puberty for females begins around the age of 12. This differs from the definition as accepted by widespread public perception and outlined by many laws, which determine the age of 18 as the point of legal consent.

The film goes on to mirror the cultures of ancient times with the world we exist in today, and uncovers a series of striking and challenging similarities in the process. Victims of sexual abuse are present in the film as well, and they give haunting voice to the irreparable pain and destruction caused by these atrocious acts.

Are All Men Pedophiles? is certain to be a divisive viewing experience, but it's one that is likely to provoke a new way of thinking on this forbidden subject.

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35 Comments / User Reviews

  1. Kenneth

    What kind of bigoted misandric garbage is this? Who is this priviledged ignorant faminist to make sexist claims like this one. By her logic, are we supposed to accuse women of being pedophiles for breastfeeding babies?

  2. Bea

    Kenneth, did you watch the documentary or just comment on the provocative title?

    The title is very misleading. It is more a look into how the subject of pedophilia has impacted modern culture and comparing modern social norms to other times in history.

    It delves into the way the fashion industry sexualises teenagers and the issues around that but also reminds us that teenagers are already thinking about these things and looks at the age of pregnancy worldwide over the last century and asks some adults when they first began thinking about sex.

    It also talks about the fact that what the public often refer to as pedophiles are actually ephebophiles. It discusses the related forms of attraction and and their clinical terms and also talks to both male and female pedophiles and victims of sexual abuse.

    It isn't the most groundbreaking documentary ever and in some parts it was slightly wayward, flipping from one subject to the next, however it wasn't all that bad either and some of the content was definitely interesting.

    I think the title was a very bad choice. I doubt many people bothered to look beyond that.

  3. Luutzen

    The end is OK. Leave the rest out.

  4. kirk

    "are all women teachers nasty cougars"? that would be a great documentary.

  5. Joe

    Interesting documentary, definitely the main agenda is to clarify the generalizations in western culture around the term pedophilia. And to point out the stereotypes of pedophiles being only males. Interesting thought on western society law around teenage age of consent. Its worth a watch, not the best documentary and VERY redundant at times. If they planned out their editing better and made it 30-45 mins instead of 1 hour it would of been better.

  6. heather

    What's with the sexy young teenage spokesperson? Since this documentary is about pedophelia it seems to be toying with the audience to feature a young girl barely out of pubery (or still in it) in a sexy black dress acting as spokesperson. There are too many double messages in this documentary to make a clear point.

  7. Kevin

    Someone forgot to mention all the female teachers raping teenage boys. So, I guess all women are pedophiles too?

  8. Joseph Ciolino

    Since when is finding a nubile female sexually stimulating considered pedophilia??? It's genetics. Natural. It has nothing to do with "laws," which are made up by society.

    Up until very recently marrying a 14 year old was considered normal. Who makes the rules and definitions? Absurd.

  9. Hinda

    Really interesting and nicely made documentary with constructive point of views. Don't judge it by its cover because it's not a feminist production against men, it is actually otherwise. The title is smartly chosen from a contemporary, biological and ancient-time point of view. Thank you for bringing this piece of valuable information and congrats for the work.

  10. Oliver

    Even though minors should only be having sex with other minors, (if they do have sex).
    "The fear of god" has totally suppressed natural sexual feeling and thoughts,
    where pedophilia, hebephilia, ephebophilia has become
    synonymous with child molestation.

  11. Ricardo Moura

    Are ALL women, including feminists, man-hating lesbians?
    The title is not "provocative", but OFFENSIVE.
    So, I don't intend to bother to see this. Next time, better think that a title IS an important choice.

  12. Sharon

    I would not call pedophilia "worrisome." I would call it a felony.

  13. Rob Leaver

    Let's face some facts here. Men - until 60 or 70, will move their penises against anything that causes the kind of heat and friction which might lead to orgasm. As my father used to say, "We'd fuck a snake if we could get it to stay still." He also used to say, "Females are like cucumbers, if they're big enough, they're old enough." A fairly common attitude among men, especially men of limited intelligence/sophistication, but unacceptable behavior in civilizations that value children - which ours clearly doesn't. It takes 20-25 years to raise and launch a child. The goal is to do it so they know and value themselves and can spot the BS. Any abusive using of children before they know themselves and can spot the BS is detrimental to the future of civilization, and should be punished severely. This, from a retired secondary school headmaster.

  14. Holy

    Looks like many people just read the title and comment instead of watching the documetary

  15. Roberta

    @Kevin
    "Someone forgot to mention all the female teachers raping teenage boys. So, I guess all women are pedophiles too?"
    They did mention female high school teachers and their behaviour with their male students, so I guess you didn't watch the entire documentary.
    What they also mentioned is that many teenage boys did not report sexual activity with teachers because they didn't think of it in the same way. I'm not saying this is correct, but this is what they have found.

  16. Gabriella

    Any man who rapes a child should be either executed, imprisoned for life, or castrated. There is no more vile act on the fact of the earth that what these monsters perpetuate.

  17. Gabriella

    Why are the commentators made to to look so sexually provocative?

  18. Gussie

    Girl children have very high percentages of molestation and rape. From fathers, stepfathers, cousins, uncles, family friends, clergy and even brothers throughout history. The Bible is filled with such tales.
    Yes, women are also paedophiles but not to the same degree nor with the oft associated violence of male predators, not the social stigma applied to girls but not boys, nor with the terrifying worry or reality of pregnancy.
    We have new protections which are very important for young children. There is sex education, stories of the harm caused and the illegal felony status of rape & other physical or sexual abuses. There is peer pressure if learned and enforced. DNA testing is less expensive. Fines and child support if warranted must be enforced on perpetrators. Names must be made for all offenders. Offenders must be kept apart from others in community and their whereabouts known. Girls need birth control from an early age and access to the day after pill in their homes or schools if parents are negligent. Abortion is a right for all -- no matter the age or reason.
    Girls must be taught their self worth is tied to their intelligence, honesty, courage, compassion self-nurturing, as well as talents in math, dance, cooking, dressing, reading, writing and all creative and pursuits including science and engineering.
    Men who cannot be helped in any other way -- must be chemically castrated and live apart
    Children must be protected from
    all harm and learn to protect other vulnerables by the time they are 18.
    Men can be the hope for such changes. They can choose to be guardians for all children from whatever harmful source. They are much more often the powerful sex -- more income, wealth, physical strength, high level governing rulers and rule makers, and religious leaders.
    Women forgo your jealousies and cruelty toward sisters. They will repay you with respect, allegiance, protection as you age, kindness and loss of the fear you knew too well.

  19. Gabriella

    Eighteen is not just a number! Age is not just a number. So many many flaws in this presentation.

  20. karen ashley

    The Hindus and Buddhists have had it right all along. Don't eat meat. Molesters often kill animals in front of kids to ensure their silence. The step between an innocent animal murder and the murder of the child's innocence is a tiny one. That's why groups like PETA are so popular. This "documentary " offers no hope other than to drown it all out with pharmaceuticals. Looks like another control trip of the Annunaki.

  21. blaice

    Instead of reading the comments, at least watch the video... It actually has some informative material. Especially in regard to how pedophilia is grouped with hebophilia.... Which was common practice, for what, like several millennia or more?

  22. Zachary Watson Hatfield

    Your right about one thing. That's a horrible title... I wish the agenda driven ideals could for once take a back seat to teaching people about a serious subject.

  23. Carol Ockey Katt

    First, I want to say, it's not necessary for a woman to b a lesbian in order for us to hate men. The general male-dominated societies produce a certain amount of resentment. I was very relieved when near the end of this film someone used the term impulse control. The academic psychologist should go out and practise for a year or two. Therapy is not helping anyone who is in denial, I think that covers quite a wide swathe of Americans. Maybe the therapy comes from having ones name read out in court.

  24. Paul

    What is missing from this and what is missing from every report regarding this subject is some girls from around the age of 10 can become predators actively pursuing men much older than themselves. I know this as I was pursued by my ex-wifes youngest sister from the age of 11 until nearly 16 when finally a boy of her own age got her attention. No woman has ever pursed me before or since with anything like the intensity she did. It never surprises me when I hear of pop stars movie stars and tv people getting accused of assaulting an underage girl but I always wonder did he chase her or did she chase him. Ok so does either way make it right no but every man on this planet biggest weakness is sex we don't decided to have it its a normal part of being a male just as its a normal part of females to take advantage of it to compensate for there lack of physical strength.

  25. SacredFire

    What is older women just reversed things and went after "barely legal" boys, had an obsession with pure husbands so they could make the first imprint on the young lad's soul. Claim "ownership" after having consummated the sexual experience. Played a numbers game sexually, considered boys for how they look not what they know or what they can do, reversed language so "dick" was the word for "weak" and "pussy" the word for "cruel or not nice". What if males were routinely traumatized sexually and their symptoms written off as crazy which is a pre-existing condition for having been born with testicles. What if older women traveled to post-war countries to harvest the life-force of very young boys as their right to the "spoils of war". What's wrong with that? It's happening every day to females. There is no law preventing it. It's not misandry, it's a reversal of what happens to many females.

  26. Kay

    Interesting documentary. Could have looked more into the biology and psychology of this horrible illness. Shocked to hear an academic implying that some form of this illness could be acceptable in the future. The ending of this programme was an unacceptable and extreme liberal bias towards this illness..."love sees no colour and NO AGE!!!" Please do not put this illness in par with civil and gay rights movements. This illness damages children irrevocably, and is a proppogation of the powerful on the weak. It should be studied further to find a cure and ultimately to protect children.

  27. Zachary Watson Hatfield

    My first comment was loosely based on watching an extended trailer and reading other comments.... with that being said..... it's not complete ****, just mostly ****... just because the Internet affords you the ability to spread your ideas, doesn't mean your ideas are right or based in fact..... what's that old saying.... you can cover a pile of dog**** with gold, but it's still a pile of dog****..... you apparently have some talent, use it more productively then by spreading gender bias bull****. Have a nice day

  28. sandy smithereen

    Yes. Now to something I don't already know.

  29. mistakesweremade

    @Kay: Yes! I felt that this documentary was made by someone just groping around for scientific facts to support his own pedophilia, and not at all objective. It quickly brushed over the negative effects of pedophilia (PEDOPHILIA HAS VERY NEGATIVE EFFECTS!), and actually spent more time focusing on how our fear of pedophilia hurts men. Also, many horrific ideas, such as "children before puberty cannot understand lust, but children in puberty can," are presented as straight-up facts. Yikes!

    I am inclined to believe pedophiles who say that their sexuality is an orientation they were born with and something they can't change. This is a tragedy, and pedophilia needs to be taken seriously. Arguing that all adult men are sexually attracted to hot teenagers (because evolution!) and therefore anti-pedophilia laws are immoral is not actually helping anyone.

  30. timmy

    It seems that Female Pedophiles are on the rise but its being play down by the media. Try researching the numbers to Male Pedophiles and you WILL SEE

  31. Finn Bjerke

    Banal, simple minded sensation seeking film. The title is silly, but there are some good points about religion and child-sex. The fashion industry likes teenagers and sexualise it a bit. So what? I dont think the film is well documented and ressearch is lacking. The scandal involving the catholic church seems to be forgotten....

  32. Monday

    I don't passionately hate many things in this life, but one of them is dutch people speaking english. Please, just use subtitles next time you make a 'documentary'.

  33. NoBullShitWoman

    If anyone could be closed minded it would be me. I have been the victim of real, actual, horrific abuse and rape and was a model for many years. Yet for some reason I actually (unlike many here) just watched a movie with un-conventional/un-American ideas, and I kept an open mind, with no bias, and decided to actually just think for MYSELF, before posting a bunch of taught opinion... I tried to watch it again just now before posting this to have all my points be really thorough, but the video has since been pulled from youtube.com for "violating YouTube's policy on spam, deceptive practices and scams"... Wow, since when is making or watching a video about an actual issue/psychological disorder (in some instances) a violation of anything. What too uncomfortable?? Grow up You Tube. That just pisses me off on a whole new level..... Anyways... Most of the women who have posted on here look like morons in my opinion. Hopelessly opinionated & way too confident of the "correct" answers. This isn't a film about rape or the proper punishment for rape @Gabriella. Which by the way I think your views on that are absurd too. It's a pretty damn realistic view of how things just are and have been for ever. Most men are attracted to younger looking females. So what??? Since when did we decide to punish "thought crimes"? In my opinion there always needs to be a distinct clarification between a thought and an action. Non-offending men/women are just people thinking. Now offending men/women is an entirely different subject. It carries so many more questions. Too many to list them all here now. What should the actual age of consent be??? I don't know, and I don't think governments know either. What if the age of consent was left up to the actual parents??? Just saying.

  34. bungabunga

    girls become ready to bear children at what age? yet nature is wrong and we're freaks? is that it?

  35. Clay

    a new mother's brain chemistry is that of an orgasm...for the first two years of the child's life..you do the math...and if that's too difficult for you...well that's just too bad isn't it...

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