An assistant professor at Old Dominion University claims that it’s okay for people to be sexually attracted to minors as long as they don’t act upon their disgusting urges.
Allyn Walker, who identifies as “queer, nonbinary trans,” posited that people can’t control who they’re attracted to, but can control their actions, so unless those people choose to abuse children, they should not be considered depraved.
“There is no morality or immorality attached to attraction to anyone because no one can control who they’re attracted to at all,” the sociology and criminal justice professor explained. “In other words, it’s not who we’re attracted to that’s either OK or not OK. It’s our behaviors and responding to that attraction that are either OK or not OK.”
Walker seemingly believes that there’s a difference between child sexual abusers and “minor-attracted persons (MAPs),” and attempted to reason that the latter should not be criminalized for their degenerately inclined predilections.
The Old Dominion University employee said that many MAPs never commit sexual offenses against children, and that society shouldn’t assume that just because they’re attracted to kids, means they’ll commit a crime.
“We start to criminalize a population just because of their attractions,” they said. “Not only is this a problem in terms of criminalization, but it also serves to heighten stigma against MAPs in general.”
They detailed that stigmatizing MAPs in an attempt to protect children is “hugely problematic,” because it makes the pedophiles believe they’re “destined to commit an offense against a child,” rather than realizing they have a choice to not engage in criminal behavior.
“Stigma against MAPs is a problem, in part because it makes MAPs think that they’re monsters. That’s really problematic in terms of MAP well-being,” Walker added. “It’s really hard to cope when you think you’re a terrible person, because you have attractions that you can’t change.”
Disturbingly, Walker shared their beliefs in an interview with the Prostasia Foundation, an organization that claims they have “zero tolerance” for child sexual abuse, but also promotes ‘civil rights and sex positivity.”
Critics crushed Walker for “considering pedophilia just one more “sexual orientation” and attempting to “normalize pederastic desire.”
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