Pedophiles Ought to be Stigmatized

by Kerry Dougherty

Stop it. Just stop. We’ve had enough.

At least I’VE had enough and I think I speak for many Americans who are done with woke. Done with the left. Done normalizing things that are anything but normal.

Late on Thursday night, as I was putting the finishing touches on Friday’s post, I got a text from a friend, “You’re prob aware of this – I just saw it,” with a link to this:

I was stunned. It took a little work to figure out what sort of madness I was watching.

Turns out, this is an interview with Allyn Walker, a PhD and self-described “Queer criminologist & abolitionist,” whose pronouns are “they/them.” Walker is an assistant professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice at Old Dominion University.

What you’re looking at in that cheerful little interview is Walker promoting they/them’s book: “A Long, Dark Shadow: Minor-Attracted People and Their Pursuit of Dignity.”

In case you don’t know what a minor-attracted person is — Walker affectionately refers to them as MAPs — that’s a freak who’s sexually attracted to children.

In other words, a pedophile.

Oh wait. Walker doesn’t like the “P” word because it’s “stigmatizing.” It interferes with the quest for dignity by people who lust after kids.

“I think it’s important to use the terminology for groups that members of that group want others to use for them,” Walker explains in the interview.

Sure, and members of MS-13 prefer to be called members of a “social club” rather than members of the world’s most brutal street gang.

That doesn’t make it true.

I don’t know how much of this interview most people can stomach, but in it, Walker seems to be drawing a distinction between run-of-the mill perverts and perverts who have “not offended.” Walker insists there is “no morality” attached to a desire for children as long as the pedophile doesn’t act on it.

Sorry, Professor. Some of us believe in right and wrong and sexual attraction to children is wrong. It’s a dangerous mental illness that harms the most vulnerable among us. Society should not be pressured into accepting people who are aroused by children. We needn’t dignify their abhorrent desires.

Rather than argue about whether pedophilia is just one more wrinkle in human sexuality – perfectly fine as long as no one rapes a baby – let’s call it what it is: A perversion.

Nevertheless, Walker wants normal people to accept “non-offending” pedophiles.

That’s a hard no.

Walker’s premise is just a ghoulish extension of the other absurdities we’re being pressured to accept: Allowing biological boys to compete against girls in sports, as long as they “identify” as being female, for instance. And government agencies abolishing the word “women” and substituting idiotic terms like “pregnant people” in documents, lest woke members of “the party of science” be offended by telling the truth: that only women can have babies.

Enough already.

I hesitate to point this out to Walker, but all “offending pedophiles” started out as non-offending ones.

Those who would rob children of their innocence for sexual satisfaction are the lowest form of humanity. They’re the reason an estimated 10,000 children a year are trafficked in the U.S.

Society shouldn’t tolerate pedophiles. Whether or not they’ve yet acted on their impulses.

All of this raises one big question: What the hell is going on at ODU?

Over the weekend, the university reacted with a tepid, meaningless word salad:

An academic community plays a valuable role in the quest for knowledge. A vital part of this is being willing to consider scientific and other empirical data that may involve controversial issues and perspectives. Following a recent interview that gained national attention, Dr. Allyn Walker has released the following statement.

“I want to be clear: child sexual abuse is an inexcusable crime. As an assistant professor of sociology and criminal justice, the goal of my research is to prevent crime. My work is informed by my past experience and advocacy as a social worker counseling victims. I embarked on this research in hopes of gaining understanding of a group that, previously, has not been studied in order to identify ways to protect children.”

Following recent social media activity and direct outreach to the institution, it is important to share that Old Dominion, as a caring and inclusive community, does not endorse or promote crimes against children or any form of criminal activity.

Oh really? Well, pushing for the acceptance of pedophilia by a representative of the school is a first step.

This column has been republished with permission from Kerry: Unemployed & Unedited.

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22 responses to “Pedophiles Ought to be Stigmatized”

  1. The descent into madness continues with no let-up. What’s next, “normalizing” sex with animals… as long as it is non-violent and consensual? “Normalizing” incest… as long as it’s non-violent and consensual?

    This quote from ODU is a classic: “Old Dominion, as a caring and inclusive community, does not endorse or promote crimes against children or any form of criminal activity.”

    What a cop-out. The question is whether adult sex with children should be a crime in the first place!

    1. Eric the half a troll Avatar
      Eric the half a troll

      “”Normalizing” incest… as long as it’s non-violent and consensual?”

      Or a fetus is involved….

      1. Nancy Naive Avatar
        Nancy Naive

        Based on the “no exceptions” then it is a GOP legitimized method of procreation. DNA don’t care.

    2. James, I know that I will be flamed and defamed by the usual suspects here, but the modern university (including every public university in the Commonwealth) considers two of its core missions to be 1) Normalizing, promoting and praising (for courage and creativity) practitioners of all the old perversions and 2) creating new ones to normalize and lionize. I was an insider at one of the commonwealth’s larger universities (Faculty Senate member and other university level committees) for over a decade and an adjunct at another and stand by my assertion. Academics are expert at tossing word salads to convince outsiders that they do not want to destroy civil society. Don’t believe them.

    3. Eric the half a troll Avatar
      Eric the half a troll

      Speaking of descent into madness, MTG is now promoting that we do away with all medical insurance…. When will Kerry and JAB stop it!! Enough is enough!!

      1. Nancy Naive Avatar
        Nancy Naive

        Maybe they can trade chickens for services?

    4. dave schutz Avatar
      dave schutz

      I’m not all that inclined to take the ““I want to be clear: child sexual abuse is an inexcusable crime. As an assistant professor of sociology and criminal justice, the goal of my research is to prevent crime.” all that seriously, or more likely I tend to see it as a camel’s nose under the tent.

      BUT if it is a good faith statement, I am kind of okay with it: if you DO have a certain number of pedophiles, and if you’re not going to line them up and shoot them, it’s a good thing to be thinking what institutional arrangements we can make to make it most likely that these folks will stay in their rooms and commit the Sin of Onan, harming noone but themselves, rather than going out in the world to make things happen.

  2. And you’re surprised……?

  3. The offensive against the ‘offensive’ starts with us. You me and anyone who knows pedophilia and other woke perversions are against God and nature and have to be opposed in no uncertain terms.
    Thanks James for printing this article, I will be looking for more work from Kerry Dougherty.

    1. I can’t wait to read how the left is going to support this one with its pro-pedophile dribble…

      1. They elected Biden the Sniffer, Pedo in Chief.

      2. As has previously been pointed out to me that should be “drivel” but David will be disappointed by most of the work by Kerry in the future.

  4. William O'Keefe Avatar
    William O’Keefe

    Professor Walker and the Senior Administrators at ODU should pay a visit to the Forensic Nursing Program at Bon Secours to learn about the real world of sexual exploitation of children. It is hard to believe that anyone with any moral values would try to normalize depravity. Where to the victims go to get their innocence back and who is responsible for the life long damage of pedophila?

  5. I don’t know about pronouns, but I can think of a bunch of adjectives that can be used to describe “professor” Allyn Walker.

    I’d list a few of them but I don’t want Mr. Bacon to ban me from his site.

  6. Nancy Naive Avatar
    Nancy Naive

    ODU, eh? Not Loyola?

  7. James Wyatt Whitehead Avatar
    James Wyatt Whitehead

    MAP Never heard of that one before. What will the come up with next? It’s like trying to know all of the New Deal program acronyms by heart and on command.

  8. Eric the half a troll Avatar
    Eric the half a troll

    What does Kerry have against Matt Gaetz?

  9. Donald Smith Avatar
    Donald Smith

    At some point, you do what you have to do, to make it stop.

    Sherman burned a path through Georgia, and Sheridan through the Shenandoah Valley, because they wanted the Confederacy to surrender.

    Not because they personally enjoyed burning barns and farm families’ food supplies. Because they wanted the war to end, and this was the quickest way to do it. The Union tried talking to the South, and the South didn’t listen. So, the Union communicated with the South in another way: the torch.

    If we have to cut college budgets and slash whole departments, in order to get these academics to wake up, then that might be what we have to do.

    Too many academics feel entitled to nice jobs at taxpayers’ and tuition-payers’ expense. Now would be a good time to disabuse them of those feelings.

    And, if that makes them call us bigot and (insert the phrase of the day here)-phobes, we’ve reached the point where we no longer care.

    1. I agree with your sentiment, but suggest that you broaden your sources in evaluating Grant, Sherman and Sheridan. Quite a few first hand accounts paint a picture of sociopaths who enjoyed what they were doing.

      1. Nancy Naive Avatar
        Nancy Naive

        Then again, knowing the South, maybe they liked it.

        The perfect S&M pair, “Hit me!” “No.”

  10. Cassie Gentry Avatar
    Cassie Gentry

    Walker sure is epicene….

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