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Re: Short Eyes

Posted by Bob on January 10, 2005

In Reply to: Short Eyes posted by Dave K. on January 09, 2005

: I was reading a book over the recent holiday called "What do cops know," and in the book they always referred to pedophiles as "Short Eyes." I know there was a play by Pinero by this title, but I'm wondering if anyone knows of the origin or what it means. A grisly topic, I know, but I'm awfully curious.

Pedophiles, who are despised in prison, only "have eyes for" (are attracted to) short people (children.) The play is about their treatment by other prisoners, if I recall correctly.