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[–] hmimperialtortie 🐈🐈🐈🐈🐈 14 points

“I’m amusing” you’re a fucking joke, that’s for sure. Dunno how you think “empathy” and “rape” are synonymous.

Apparently there's a study that shows that non-offending pedophiles have high empathy for children (hence why they don't offend), while offending pedophiles convince themselves they have empathy for kids (which makes sense since not only do they rape kids but many of them construct some ridiculous fiction in their minds about how the child is really mature an able to consent and it's a normal give and take relationship and the "kid came on to me" and other bullshit like that). How this person misconstrued that into "pedos care the most about kids" is beyond me.

But do non-offending pedophiles have higher-than-average empathy for children? You'd expect mothers to have high levels of empathy for children on average, too ...

I mean, I guess it is possible to train yourself to empathize more with children if you feel you are at risk of harming them if you don't do that, but ... I only ever read about men doing their utmost to train themselves out of any empathy they might have naturally felt for women and children, and people of other races.

(Seriously, I remember reading a statement by a German neonazi who went to someplace in Africa and socialised with black people, and then made an intentional decision to not keep in touch after returning to Germany because he feared he would grow to feel too much empathy and not agree with the genocidal views his fellow nazis anymore. Most men who train themselves to hate women probably do that unconsciously just because it benefits them, but that guy ... it was really chilling.)

But do non-offending pedophiles have higher-than-average empathy for children? You'd expect mothers to have high levels of empathy for children on average, too …

Yeah, agreed, I'm not really inclined to believe they have the highest empathy of any demographic, Towards children. that makes no sense. I would believe mothers have the highest empathy towards children, and after that maybe women who've never had children or fathers (not sure who would be in second place there).

[–] hmimperialtortie 🐈🐈🐈🐈🐈 12 points

“Non offending” or “hasn’t been caught yet”?

Not sure how that's defined, I didn't read the study. I would hope they would control for that. Either way the tweeter is way off, lol.