Pedophile—what does it mean and when should it be used?
"How does one convey the proper use of a tired and overworked word to those who have the eyes and ears in the state of Texas?
Women Against Registry, a national organization of wives, mothers, girlfriends, grand-mothers and other family members of registrants would like to make the media and ultimately the public aware of the effects that this misapplied term has on their families.
Our families face many obstacles; Having our homes set on fire, our children beaten, signs placed in our yards, people driving by shouting obscenities, rude gestures, vehicles/property damaged, asked to leave our churches and other organizations, children passed over for educational opportunities, flyers distributed around our neighborhoods, wives lose their jobs when someone learns they are married to a registrant and even murder by self-proclaimed heroes who more accurately are vigilante criminals.
The media carries this message to the public who then contact their legislators to protect children from all the “pedophiles”.
The uneducated information the media disseminates to the public is driving wedges in society and causing people harm ..."