teacher who wants to “destigmatize” pedophilia must face the consequences

Old Dominion University has placed Dr. Allyn Walker on leave, after the non-binary professor spoken out in favor of erase the “stigma” that surrounds pedophilia. The professors comments on this incite indignation online.

“Old Dominion University put Dr. Allyn Walker on administrative leave, effective immediately, from their position as assistant professor of sociology e criminal justice” read a statement from the Norfolk-based university on Tuesday. The declaration added That “The controversy over by Dr. Walker research shocked the campus e community environment and it’s interfering with the establishment mission of teaching and learning. “

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“I want to assert in the strongest terms possible that child sexual abuse is morally wrong and it hasn’t place in our society,” said ODU president Brian Hemphill.

Walker, who goes to them / their pronouns, released a book this summer called ‘A Long, Dark Shadow.’ In it, Walker sympathetically discussed the situation of “People attracted to minors” or “MAP” and argued that these people – considered “Pedophiles” for the most part – they deserve recognition and dignity.

“Have an attraction for minors until it’s acted out on, does not mean the person who has those attractions is doing something wrong” Walker stated last week in an interview with the Prostasia Foundation, a San Francisco-based nonprofit that calls itself a “child protection organization. “ Several sexual offenders I worked for the Prostasia Foundation, and the organization sparked controversy for organize support groups for pedophiles.

“I think we have a tendency to want categorize people with these attractions as evil or morally corrupt “, Walker told Prostasia. “From my point of view, there is no morality or immorality attached to attraction for anyone, why not one can control who They are attracted to everyone.”

Walker’s comments were met with a furious online backlash and Old Dominion’s declaration on Tuesday was not the first time the university tried to quell the controversy. On Saturday, the Old Dominion initially defended Walker’s work, stating that academics should to be “Willing to take in considering scientific data and other empirical data that may involve controversial issues and perspectives “.

“After the recent social media activities and direct contact with the institution is important share that Old Dominion, as a caring and inclusive one community, does not endorse or promote crimes against children or any shape of criminal activities,” the university said.

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