Politicization of science, effects on BoyLovers

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The Politicization of science, as defined by Wikipedia:

The politicization of science is the manipulation of science for political gain. It occurs when government, business, or advocacy groups use legal or economic pressure to influence the findings of scientific research or the way it is disseminated, reported or interpreted. The politicization of science may also negatively affect academic and scientific freedom. Historically, groups have conducted various campaigns to promote their interests in defiance of scientific consensus, and in an effort to manipulate public policy.

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  • (Note that "pedophilia" and "child sexuality" -- two of the most highly politicized topics -- are not mentioned in the Wikipedia article. These omissions, of course, are due to the very same politicization of the two topics!)

Government funding, for the most part, is the only source of funds for research into the topic of child abuse. Any researcher wishing funding (and not wishing to be black-listed in the academic community) must submit proposals for research that do not challenge the received wisdom on the subject of sex as it relates to children.

Impact on Boylovers

The child abuse narrative, promoted by certain feminist groups who object to "paternalism in society", has been accepted without question by the public.

Child abuse is used by legislators as a way to excite the public and therefore obtain more votes in elections, by public prosecutors as a stepping stone to higher office, by judges to ensure they remain in office, and by many others to further their (usually economic) interests.

A perfect example of that is the response of the U.S. Congress to the Rind report which concluded that most so-called "child sexual abuse" does not result in the (supposed) "great harms" to children that flawed research done by often politically motivated researchers have suggested that it does.

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