Elderly woman prohibiting from photographing empty swimming pool……

July 25, 2008

…”to prevent paedophilia”

An 82-year-old woman in Southampton, UK was told she couldn’t take photos of an empty wading pool because she might be a paedophile. Because, you know, anything that children touch regularly becomes part of their souls, and if a paedophile looks at those objects, it’s just like sexually assaulting a child.

Makes me glad, as a father, to live here in the UK, where the clear-eyed, sensible view of paedophilia is doing so much to ensure the safety of my daughter from assaults by strangers (an occurrence that is so rare as to be practically nonexistent) while doing practically nothing to protect her from the people who are statistically most likely to assault her — her family, her friends’ parents, her teachers, and other people known to her, who account for the overwhelming majority of assaults on children.


Geez, you would’ve thought that Chris Morris’ brilliant Paedageddon on The Brass Eye would’ve inoculated the Brits against this kind of knee-jerk lunacy.

“Here’s a pedophile disguised as a swimming pool.”
“We really must stop him, he’s such a shit!”


One comment

  1. at home we have a kidney-shaped swimming pool that is well maintained, i love swimming on it all day long ‘

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