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“Handbasket” Says Child Porn Is Not Child Rape

Mrs. Handbasket, her husband is not a bad guy, has spent a year and a half explaining why people who partake of child cornography are not really criminals. Now she’s putting Toronto police on blast for saying such images are no different than rape:

This is all kinds of silly.

If we prosecuted only those people who looked at images of child rape, my husband would be home with me now. If this detective means that a photo of a naked child is the same as child rape, he doesn’t understand what rape is.

Telling us to remember that “not all child cornography includes images of small children and not all child cornography images are of crime scenes”, she wants us all to “not cheapen the horrifying abuse endured by some of these children by equating the photo with the horrifying abuse”.

Toronto police want to change the terminology used, saying “[t]he term ‘cornography’ indicates consent”. Mrs. Handbasket on the other hand has said in the past that “[l]ooking at CP, searching for it, enjoying it does not mean the guy is a p**ophile”.