Skip to comments.Academics Defend Pedophilia
Posted on 09/29/2004 1:47:04 PM PDT by CrawlingKicked
Academics Defend Pedophilia Daniel J. Flynn Thursday, Sept. 23, 2004
Are pedophiles the next campus victim group? A tiny but vocal group of academics are working to make the answer yes.
New York University Presss Lavender Culture calls to demolish the archaic notions of the innocence of children and the potential harmfulness of sex. To do this, an essayist in the text advises readers to proselytize to young gay people with the message that they should get out of their families as soon as they can. The danger of not doing this, the author explains, is having future generations of gay people who wait until their twenties before they start to live. The essay seeks the repeal of repressive, ageist legislation.
How did this rant against age of consent laws wind up in an ostensibly scholarly publication? Since the piece cites famed sex researcher Alfred Kinsey, New York University Press transforms it from screed to scholarship. The piece claims, for instance, that the myth that children are not sexual beings . . . is maintained, after all, in the face of massive evidence to the contrary. . . . Infants in their cribs have orgasms Kinsey documented them in babies less than a year old.
UC-Santa Cruz Professor Gayle Rubin calls the governments crackdown on child molesters a savage and undeserved witch hunt. Intolerance of pedophilia, she claims, has more in common with ideologies of racism than with true ethics. Rubin advances these opinions in the first essay of The Lesbian and Gay Studies Reader, where she writes: boy lovers are so stigmatized that it is difficult to find defenders for their civil liberties, let alone erotic orientation. Consequently, the police have feasted on them. Local police, the FBI and watchdog postal inspectors have joined to build a huge apparatus whose sole aim is to wipe out the community of men who love underaged youth.
Rubin, too, cites Kinseys scholarship. She writes, Alfred Kinsey approached the study of sex with the same uninhibited curiosity he had previously applied to examining species of wasp. His scientific detachment gave his work a refreshing neutrality.
In a piece once used in a Cornell University course called The Sexual Child, Pat Califa writes, Culturally induced schizophrenia allows parents to make sentimental speeches about the fleeting innocence of childhood and the happiness of years unbroken by carnal lust and exhaust themselves policing the sex lives of their children. Children are celibate because their parents prevent them from playing with other little kids or adults.
Public Sex, the tome where this essay resides, leans on Kinsey to grant sciences imprimatur to child-adult sex. Califa states, Even though many prominent sex researchers have documented the existence of sexual capacity in children (for instance Kinsey verified the occurrence of orgasm in girls and boys at less than six months of age), our society is fanatically determined to deny it.
Actually, Kinsey didnt verify anything. Child molesters with whom he corresponded with supposedly documented the existence of sexual capacity in children. Kinsey took them at their word, and dressed up their findings as his, as science.
Aversion to child-adult sexual contacts, Kinseys Sexual Behavior in the Human Male maintained, is culturally conditioned. Pedophiles dont harm children in most cases, the Indiana University professor argued, but the hysteria caused by police, parents, and others in authority does. According to Kinseys pedophiles, who became trained observers in his reports, signs of orgasm for children as young as infants included violent cries, loss of color, and an abundance of tears. This wasnt science. This was perverts rationalizing their criminal behavior.
It took more than 30 years for academics to mount a serious challenge to Kinsey. In 1981, when Judith Reisman exposed Kinseys pseudoscience, other academics who found Kinseys scholarship politically useful ignored Reismans revelations. As shown by the rhetoric of Gayle Rubin and other academics, they still do.
The free ride Alfred Kinsey received from intellectuals more than a half-century ago has left us with a valuable lesson: When you dont rebut junk science the first time around, it begets more junk science.
Daniel J. Flynn is the author of Intellectual Morons: How Ideology Makes Smart People Fall for Stupid Ideas (Crown Forum, 2004).
Legalization of sodomy in Texas. Homosexual marriage. Decriminalization of child molestation. It's all one big slippery slope and it's accelerating.
Is THIS what we have come to??
Is THIS what "freedom of speech", "freedom of the press" etc. means??
Is THIS what the Founding Fathers - Washington, Jefferson, Adams and thousands of unnamed heros fought and died for??
Is THIS the fruit of places like Gettysburg, Antietem, Iwo Jima, and Normandy Beach???
I think not.
I think its about time Americans re-discovered some old virtues - like OUTRAGE, HONOR, REVERENCE, PIETY and DECENCY.
Watch for the National Catholic Reporter to soon weigh in with lots of first-person supporting testimonials from American clergy and church hierarchy.
I understand Bishop Robinson is responsible for the Anglican brief in support of this.
"Who are we to judge?" < / leftism>
Thank you for this thread. Now my skin is crawling and I want to take a bath.
You pick out a very deep pond and I'll go get the mill stones.
Uhhhh.....how selfish can someone be? Do these people actually look at children and see sexual beings?
"Legalization of sodomy in Texas. Homosexual marriage. Decriminalization of child molestation. It's all one big slippery slope and it's accelerating." --- ProtectOurFreedom
That's right,,,,coming soon,,,,man's love for his beast. Remember: "It's all about loooove."
Talking point number one of pedophiles.
"Uhhhh.....how selfish can someone be? Do these people actually look at children and see sexual beings?" --- GSWarrior
Reading the article gives one the impression that the pedophile community sees THEMSELVES as the victim.
I am still waiting for someone to defend my right to have sex with goats....
More information about whats coming next....
I feel the need to pray for divine justice. I also feel the need to clean my guns...
I used to believe firmly that witchhunts, in their various forms, were simply too despotic to consider. However, there comes a point .....
Sick. They need to have their asses kicked. I don't know why we allow this nonsense. I don't know why we don't storm NAMBLA and shoot everything that moves.
Time to invite all of the learned crowd quoted here to an old-fashioned neck tie party.
The truth that Dare Not Be Spoken is that this is how homosexuals are created.
Yeah, they were made that way, by homosexuals engaging in pedophilia.
I thought Kinsey had been debunked as a total phony years ago.
Or is that just an unintended, though welcome, consequence for the defenders of the Holy Molester?
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