Voluntary amputation article
cloudburst at prodigy.net
Tue Apr 10 07:38:06 PDT 2001
> I attended a women-only discussion of devotees at the 1996
> ACA convention. One woman (mother of child amputee) left
> the room because she had never heard of devotees and she
> didn't want to hear about them.
Which is a perfectly natural thing for any mother to feel on hearing that
someone may be sexually attracted to her child.
>I think a magazine article
> in a popular magazine mentioning that they exist, and that
> some are predators, is a good method of imparting that information
> to the general population.
The majority of sexual predators are non-devotee, heterosexual, middle-aged,
white men. Perhaps the Atlantic should hire someone to write about them and
judge their desires as revolting, as well.
>I was 30+ before I knew those
> existed, but how would I have handled receiving a solicitation
> to pose for pictures when I was 15 (if I had been a lot younger
> when the internet exploded)?
I believe you would have been protected by the laws against the very real
perversion of pedophilia (such as they are).
> You get used to it. I feel neutral about my amputated appearance,
> but have never thought it was ugly. It just is, like wearing glasses
> or disliking vinegar-y flavors.
>I wonder how many
> people who want a limb amputated go into the mine-removing profession
> (a profession where you are likely to become an amputee)?
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