Is talking about pedophilia the same as normalizing it?
When I published my piece on ‘Lolita’ I expected it to be controversial, but I did not expect a commenter to accuse me of normalizing pedophilia.
In my piece, I write that although the novel contains difficult subject matter, it is still a brilliantly well-written novel, and I am not alone in that belief.
I did not encourage pedophilia, nor does the author. Lolita does not normalize pedophilia, it makes us aware.
This got me to thinking: is talking about something the same as normalizing it?