Greatexpectations wrote:For a start paedophilia is illegal
Sorry to be a pedant, but paedophilia isn't illegal. Molesting children is. Paedophilia refers to attraction, not an action.
the lost world wrote:I love your posts Gina Smith, I fear responding to them, because I'm afraid I'll sound stupid if compared to your eloquence and elocution (if I m even using that word correctly)
Don't worry about that. A good point is a good point and a bad one is a bad one.
the lost world wrote:I think if someone cleverly just used a lot of subtle implication...like call it Lolita's or something and used a lot of symbolism maybe it could work
There might be something of this nature in Japan. The problem you'd have (at least here in the UK) is that you'd have to get your message across that it's a bar for paedophiles. Eventually it would become common knowledge - effective marketing can't be too selective, otherwise the message is inadequately disseminated, and when you're targeting a diffuse group who could be anywhere and live in secret, how are you going to pull your target group in? Ironically, with a Lolita slant, you'd end up with a bunch of teleiophiles who secretly want to shag schoolgirls instead of their wives, who for one reason either won't 'put out' or refuse to stop ageing.
I'm skirting around the main issue though: how big is the target market? I'm sure one of the big drivers behind the rapid increase in acceptance of homosexuality over the past 25 years has been recognition of the potential of the 'pink pound'. Once the business world realised there was a f%^k load of cash to be made, and there was a sufficient platform of acceptability, things took off. We're nowhere near a situation like that with paedophilia, and there haven't even been any proper studies done on prevalence of paedophilia (only studies on convicted child molestors and victims of childhood sexual abuse).
the lost world wrote:The UK is a little more aggressive than the US in some ways and I have to keep that in mind. We have more gun crime and homicide, but the pub violence in the UK is epedemic...... a lot more tough guy/ hooligans there
Well, if you haven't got a gun you've got to resort to fists. Shooting each other dispenses with the need for hand-to-hand combat.