Child Sexual Abuse Hysteria - Perpetrators
this page last updated February 8,
John Read is Co-Director of the
Doctorate of Clinical Psychology programme at the University of Auckland, New
Zealand. His biographical details, even including any information relating to
his academic credentials are not published.
John Read is quoted on
www.menz.org.nz referring to a "local website" as a "hate
website". He claims the site calls him a "liar", and is trying
to "bully" him. As with many of Read's allegations, no details are
provided for anybody to verify his claims. He obviously does not mean this
site, because his comments preceded the construction of this site.
John Read has explained that his lack of sympathy for Ellis is because he believes there is insufficient concern about the separate problem of child abuse, of which he (Read) is a "survivor". But his vitriol goes much further ....
John Read exaggerates abuse statistics and minimises the possibility of false allegations
John Read recklessly links abuse
to schizophrenia, despite being warned that his methodology is shonky.
Academic standards at Auckland University are questioned that allow him to
continue with such basically flawed research.
Read's public position as a "survivor" gives us some understanding of why he is not objective about the subject of child sexual abuse.
A good example of Read's lack of objectivity was his position in a campaign to prevent Memory expert Elizabeth Loftus from speaking at the 2000 New Zealand Psychology Conference
(a) Read's implicit hatred of psychiatry and psychiatrists