It’s possible to make a case both for or against almost anything. I make a living writing about gun rights, but I can actually articulate the gun control position as well, if not better, than most gun control advocates. I understand both sides of the issue well enough I can do it.
And really, while we may not agree with the other position, we can at least accept that the person making that argument may not be a terrible human being.
However, there are some issues that you really shouldn’t even try to defend.
That’s what one academic essentially did when they tried to argue that pedophiles should be called “minor-attracted persons.” Their reason? It would be less stigmatizing.
Yeah. If that’s not a huge red flag, I don’t know what is.
Now, understand that I understand that pedophilia is a mental disorder and that not everyone who suffers from it acts upon it. There are those who recognize that they’re broken in this way and do everything they can not to act on it. I applaud them for it, I truly do.
But they’re the minority and we all know it. As a result, I don’t feel bad about stigmatizing the term we use for those who sexually abuse children. I say this as a survivor of sexual abuse myself.
So imagine how I feel finding out this same knob has been hired by Johns Hopkins for a center dealing with child sexual abuse?
An academic who resigned from a Virginia university after saying it wasn’t necessarily immoral for adults to be sexually attracted to kids has been hired by a Johns Hopkins University center aimed at preventing child sexual abuse.
“We are excited to share that Allyn Walker, PhD, will be joining the Moore Center as a postdoctoral fellow on May 25,” the Moore Center for Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse in Baltimore tweeted Thursday.
The hire comes about six months after Old Dominion University announced that the 34-year-old would be stepping down as an assistant professor of sociology and criminal justice.
Walker was placed on administrative leave Nov. 16 after a firestorm erupted over the educator’s controversial argument that pedophiles should be referred to as “minor-attracted persons.”
Walker insisted that it was important to use the term “minor-attracted persons” instead of “pedophiles” because it’s less stigmatizing.
“My scholarship aims to prevent child sexual abuse,” Walker, who is transgender, said in a statement at the time.
I. Don’t. Care.
I honestly and truly don’t give a damn.
Anyone—and I mean anyone—who tries to destigmatize pedophiles is a monster in their own right, and I don’t care if they claim their scholarship is trying to prevent anything. Intentions are meaningless when you’re trying to destigmatize pedophiles, you worthless sack of excrement.
And this person got a job after this?
I mean, yeah, I hate cancel culture and I’ve railed long and hard about it, only to now sort of be calling for Walker to be canceled.
Yet if anything is cancel worthy, isn’t it being an apologist for child molesters?
Meanwhile, the very people who defend Walker in this think people should be canceled for making the OK sign with their fingers.
People should be destroyed for a 4Chan prank but the pedophilia apologist should be free and clear?
Maybe I’m just too close to this one because of my own history. Maybe I’m just angry because I can’t see beyond the person who did things to me. I honestly don’t care.
The only people I hate more than communists are pedophiles.
Of course, it also makes you wonder just what kind of person would try to destigmatize pedophilia. I’m not saying Walker is a pedophile himself or herself or whateverself, but I will say this is the kind of thing a pedophile would do.
I’m not generally a “burn it all down” kind of guy, but this has me rethinking that position and considering investing in helicopters.