|Gieles, F E
The tail end of a long dachshund
A long-standing ethics discussion
|In May 2011, the
Martijn Association decided to set up an Ethics Commission. Ethics
is concerned with the question of what is good and what is bad; with
values, norms and guidelines. [...]
In this article, I aim to place these guidelines in a broader context, namely that of the debate which has taken place in the Netherlands – and far beyond its borders – since the 1990s. The commission does not come up with any revolutionary, new advice, but follows up on a long-standing discussion, like the tail end of a long dachshund.
It shows that, as long as people with paedophilic feelings are allowed to enter into serious discussion, far from ending up in ‘raunchy suggestions’ the end result is an actual ethical code – and a fairly strict one at that.
|You would never
want to harm a child, would you? Association
The Netherlands, March 2012
Association advises all its members to observe the law and to act in
accordance with the following guidelines. Exercise integrity in all
situations involving children while respecting: