Still Missing: Etan Patz—and Others

[Note: Friends of Justice is a personal blog. I speak only for myself.]

“But backlash was brewing both among conservatives and feminists who were discovering, and already exaggerating, a scourge of child sexual abuse. By 1977, a paradigmatic pair, LA vice cop Lloyd Martin and feminist psychologist Judianne Densen-Gerber, was traveling the land stoking the claim that 1.2 million children were victimized annually in child prostitution and pornography. Martin told a Christian TV host that pedophiles hang around maternity wards in order to ‘grab the post-fetuses and sexually victimize them.’”

Read Judith Levine’s article in Boston Review.