I seem to have forgotten to ask you about the following point you made :
"One reaction to a distorted view on one side of an issue is to give a distorted view on the other. Another is to give an accurate view. It's my contention that especially for a group with very little support, accuracy would be better than exaggerations in the name of advocacy.
You talk about giving 'an accurate view' about the nature of paedophilia and paedophiles.
At the risk of sounding glib : Where can I access this 'accurate view'?
Is it a half-way point between the two 'distored' extremes? Does it come from surveys of people convicted of sex crimes? Does it come from the over-heated, knee-jerk distortions and inventions of the popular, mob imagination?
Where does one find this accurate view?
If society wants to find out what it's like being a plumber where should the researchers go to find out? To news stories about plumbers? To transcripts of court cases involving plumbing malpractice? To the urban myths about plumbers (they're out to rip you off, they'll piss in your sink and just you try getting one out on a Sunday!!)?
How about actually talking to a few plumbers and hearing what they've got to say?