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Posted: 8/18/2005 6:52:41 PM EDT
II suddenly feel strange about my DVD collection of trek! check out this story ,
Pedophilia and Star Trek
"The LA Times recently ran a story about the Child Exploitation Section of the Toronto Sex Crimes Unit, which contained a mind-boggling statistic: of the more than 100 offenders the unit has arrested over the last four years, "all but one" has been "a hard-core Trekkie." Blogger Ernest Miller thought this claim was improbable. "I could go to a science fiction convention," he explained "and be less likely to find that 99+ percent of the attendees were hard-core Trekkies." While there may be quibbling about the exact numbers, the Toronto detectives claim that the connection is undeniable.

In fact, Star Trek paraphernalia has so routinely been found at the homes of the pedophiles they've arrested that it has become a gruesome joke in the squad room. (On the wall, there is a Star Trek poster with the detectives' faces replacing those of the crew members). This does not mean that watching Star Trek makes you a pedophile. It does mean that if you're a pedophile, odds are you've watched a lot of Star Trek.

This is not the first time Star Trek has been linked to bizarre sexual practices. Those involved in the Heaven's Gate mass suicides in Rancho Sante Fe in March 1997 also purported themselves to be avid Star Trek fans. One may recall that the cult forced its members to wear unisex clothing, had a strict policy of celibacy, a ban on all sexual thoughts, and eight of the members had surgically castrated themselves.

So why would sexual deviants be attracted to Star Trek? The link between Star Trek and pedophilia is obscure, even to the detectives in the sex crimes unit: "It has something to do with a fantasy world where mutants and monsters have power and where the usual rules don't apply," Det. Constable Warren Bulmer told the LAT. "But beyond that I can't really explain it." Explain it or not, one thing is clear: the detectives identify the pedophiles with the mutants and monsters and themselves with the crew of the Enterprise. But, in fact, the detectives probably have more in common with the pedophiles than they think, because the pedophiles, too, are almost certainly identifying with the crew of the Enterprise, and not with the mutants and monsters.

After reviewing a bunch of episodes from the original Star Trek series, what became apparent is that sexuality on the Enterprise is pretty peculiar. At first blush, the crew might seem kind of sexy -- big-breasted, scantily clad female crew members, men in skin-tight uniforms, and Captain Kirk ripping off his shirt at the slightest hint of heat -- but the features of their sexuality are exaggerated in the manner of a comic book, creating a hygienic distance from anything to do with real sexuality."

WTF?????!
I am now suddenly extremely depressed. Any ideas about why Trek attracts child molesters???
I am totally baffeled.
PS- hope this ain't a dupe.
Link Posted: 8/18/2005 6:53:45 PM EDT
Figures....

Also goes for Democrats...
Link Posted: 8/18/2005 6:54:30 PM EDT
they're child molesters because, for the most part, they can't get laid any other way.
Link Posted: 8/18/2005 6:54:32 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/18/2005 6:55:24 PM EDT
Ban Star Trek. It's for the children.
Link Posted: 8/18/2005 6:56:08 PM EDT
Dammit Jim!

Link Posted: 8/18/2005 6:56:44 PM EDT
No frickin' way. That's like saying that 90% of shootings are by gun owners. I don't think that one goes with the other. Owning guns don't cause shootings anymore then being a Star Trek fan causes Child Molestation. It's just a wierd coinkadink, that's all.
Link Posted: 8/18/2005 6:56:54 PM EDT
I dunno about Trekkies being pedophiles. If they were, I'd have thought Seven of Nine would cure them immediately.

Interesting data I came up with once: Most kiddie porn comes from Bulgaria, Romania, Japan, Belarus, China, Ukraine, Mexico, Germany, the United States, in that order. Some of those make sense, like China and Mexico where basically nothing is taboo if you have money, and others are just "huh. I wonder why that is".
Link Posted: 8/18/2005 6:57:56 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/18/2005 6:58:16 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/18/2005 6:58:26 PM EDT
Correlation does not prove causation.

The sample size is also too small.
Link Posted: 8/18/2005 6:59:22 PM EDT

Originally Posted By RSF45:
Dammit Jim!



Damnit Jim! I'm a doctor, not a child molestor!
Link Posted: 8/18/2005 7:02:18 PM EDT
Star Trek sucks.

Link Posted: 8/18/2005 7:03:43 PM EDT
There is probably a connection but I think it is more like "If you're a pedephile, you're attracted to Star Trek" and not the other way around. Pure spectulation on my part...I have no idea how that could be.

BTW I'm not into Star Trek
Link Posted: 8/18/2005 7:05:53 PM EDT
This story is about 3 months old. According to at least one blogger, the Toronto police clarified that the "all but one" claim is an exageration, though they did find some interesting links. The detective interviewed said that it was "a majority" not "all but one", and "at least a passing interest", not "hard core trekkies".

http://www.corante.com/importance/archives/2005/04/28/la_times_claim_about_pedophiles_wrong.php

It's still an interesting link, even after removing the LA times exageration...

Link Posted: 8/18/2005 7:07:15 PM EDT

Originally Posted By MachinegunManiac:

Originally Posted By RSF45:
Dammit Jim!



Damnit Jim! I'm a doctor, not a child molestor!



Oh geez, I laughed so hard my stomach hurts.
Link Posted: 8/18/2005 7:07:29 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/18/2005 7:14:02 PM EDT by raven]
Why am I not surprised?
Link Posted: 8/18/2005 7:10:02 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DigDug:
And 100% of those arrested by the TORONTO sex crimes unit were CANADIAN!!!



ROTFLMAO, that's a good one.
Link Posted: 8/18/2005 7:11:04 PM EDT
I'd like to molest the hot chick in "The Cloud Minders."

G
Link Posted: 8/18/2005 7:11:32 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/18/2005 7:12:16 PM EDT by fight4yourrights]
Link Posted: 8/18/2005 7:13:34 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/18/2005 7:15:56 PM EDT by raven]

Originally Posted By Swindle1984:
I dunno about Trekkies being pedophiles. If they were, I'd have thought Seven of Nine would cure them immediately.

Interesting data I came up with once: Most kiddie porn comes from Bulgaria, Romania, Japan, Belarus, China, Ukraine, Mexico, Germany, the United States, in that order. Some of those make sense, like China and Mexico where basically nothing is taboo if you have money, and others are just "huh. I wonder why that is".



Lots of poor, desperate people in Romania, Belarus, Ukraine and Bulgaria. A great number of sex slaves are roped into it are from that area, including Moldova. Communism, the gift that keeps on givin'.

Japan is a no-brainer. They're the biggest pervs in the world, hands down.

Mexico because like you said, money talks big there. Home of the donkey show.

And the US? Biggest population of Trekkies in the world
Link Posted: 8/18/2005 7:13:57 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/18/2005 7:14:25 PM EDT by SheepDog_556]

Originally Posted By fight4yourrights:



I'd molest them two all day long.

P.S. StarTrek Sucks.

KHHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA­AAANNNNNNN!


Sheep
Link Posted: 8/18/2005 7:19:28 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SheepDog_556:

Originally Posted By fight4yourrights:
www.sherylfranklin.com/images/trek/women/voyager/seven7.jpg



I'd molest them two all day long.

P.S. StarTrek Sucks.

KHHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA­AAANNNNNNN!


Sheep



Damn, 7 of 9's hand is placed....
Link Posted: 8/18/2005 7:21:31 PM EDT
I really see no connection between Child molestation and Trek. None whatsoever. I mean i could understand them being into things like those child beauty pagents like with the Jon Benet Ramsey case or some other creepy thing but i dont think there has been more than 2 episodes with children even in them.
Link Posted: 8/18/2005 7:58:31 PM EDT
Kids like Sci Fi.

Sci Fi can help attract a kid.

If you're a pedophile you can try to have sex with that kid.

You do the math.

Either that or those Disney films they own mean anyone who likes Disney is a pedo.

Meanless junk science.
Link Posted: 8/18/2005 8:07:50 PM EDT
To use an extreme example to illustrate the fallacy:

99.999 percent of all terrorists are male. Does that make being a male a bad thing?
Link Posted: 8/18/2005 8:07:58 PM EDT
[Scotty] Aye, Cap'n. I'm givin' ya all she's got. [Scotty]
Link Posted: 8/18/2005 8:09:28 PM EDT
And over 90% of child molesters eat bread. Let's ban bread!z
Link Posted: 8/18/2005 8:09:29 PM EDT
All I have to say is that Wesley Crusher better stay the hell away from Toronto.

Link Posted: 8/18/2005 8:21:03 PM EDT
Dont post billshit like this with out a source link.
I mean I can make a post that says Hitler was an alien from snarflax 72, and type up some bs quotes.
You obviously copied and pasted this from somewhere, so please state your source.
Link Posted: 8/18/2005 8:23:08 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/18/2005 8:24:30 PM EDT by Da_Bunny]
Go to any SciFi convention, you'll find dozens of 12-15 year old girls slutting strutting their stuff. They're broke and will sleep with anybody for a room, food and convention tickets.
Link Posted: 8/18/2005 8:25:38 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/18/2005 8:27:52 PM EDT by GonzoAR15-1]

VENN DIAGRAM

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* Sex Offenders *
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That diagram shows why this is horseshit.

You cannot generalize the "bad" characteristic by starting with it and looking at subcharacteristics.

It predicts nothing.

I.e., that diagram shows that 100% of Sex Offenders are Human. And 100% of Star Treck Fans are human. And indeed, among Sex Offenders, 90% of those fall within the category of Star Trek Fans.

But only a very small percentage of Star Trek Fans are also sexual offenders.
Link Posted: 8/18/2005 8:40:04 PM EDT
I'm not a trekkie, what the heck?


Errr....what...?



Link Posted: 8/18/2005 8:45:00 PM EDT

Originally Posted By tyman:
I'm not a trekkie, what the heck?


Errr....what...?






........

Hello, operator? I'd like the number for the FBI please.
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