Reporters instructed to stop using the term 'pedophile' in reporting about child sex abusers

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In an effort to protect the feelings of pedophiles, journalists in Tasmania have been instructed to "avoid" calling those who abuse children pedophiles, as this is believed to marginalize those who have the condition of pedophilia. This determination was made after a reporter had a conversation with the Sexual Assault Support Service (SASS) in the region over the weekend, during which these concerns were raised, according to The Australian. [...]

Apparently, calling those people [who break sex laws concerning children] pedophiles makes people who are also pedophiles feel that they are being discriminated against.

source: Article 'Reporters instructed to stop using the term 'pedophile' in reporting about child sex abusers' by Libby Emmons; thepostmillennial.com/reporters-instructed-to-stop-using-the-term-pedophile-in-reporting-about-child-sex-abusers; The Post Millennial; 5 March 2021