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Laws | Posted: August 12, 2011

Greaves obscenity case

Applying Media Forensic Algorithmic Analytical Tools to Test Obscenity Texts

Phillip Greaves Pedophile's Guide vs. James Joyce Ulysses

By Judith A. Reisman, PhD
Institute for Media Education, February 2011
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ABSTRACT: An objective forensic measure employing standard reading algorithms finds the how-to sex manual, "The Pedophile's Guide to Love and Pleasure" to be "obscene material depicting minors engaged in conduct harmful to minors," normalizing boy prostitution and, based on the Miller test, wholly without "serious" value. Mr. Phillip Greaves II's, pedophile manual measured a readability level of ages 9 to 10 years for its graphic obscene sections (Grade level 3.69 for "George" and 4.08 for "Frank" prostituted boy sex stories). Moreover, while Greaves' entire 34 page manual normalized prostituting boys, 24% of Greaves' text was specifically obscene. This is compared to the sexually revolutionary 3,130 sentence one of Molly's Monologue in Ulysses, a~700 page book, defined by the US courts as "serious" literature. Joyce's Molly monologue measured a readability level of 823 (the Harvard Law Review scores in the low 30s). Obviously Joyce is unintelligible to young (and many old) brains. This is arguably due to his "foreignizing" words and disobeying common rules of English grammar. The court's view that Ulysses ~700 pages did not trigger "lust" is in complete contrast to the Greaves 34 page manual that focused totally on justifications for, and descriptions of, pedophile lust crimes.