Dan Lazare <<
The panic about child sex abuse did not emanate from the right.
The principle critics of child sex abuse, and proponents of these
extraordinary measures against families and child-care workers were
feminists or leftists. In this country the principle orchestrators of
the child-sex panic were Beatrix Campbell, former Communist Party member
and feminist writer, Dr Marietta Higgs, academic Gideon Ben-Tovim
another fellow traveler of the Marxism Today journal, Sue Lees of the
University of North London unit investigating domestic violence, and so
The road to hell is paved with good intentions. A concern for the
problem of the 'repressive family' drove these leftists to believe the
worst of people, and to presume widespread abuse where in truth it was
exceptional. Their over-riding concern to prevent abuse, made them
apologists for the most profoundly oppressive intrusion by the state
into people's private lives.
Jim heartfield >>