‘Woke’ Professor Who Defended Pedophiles Resigns after Petition Goes Viral
Walker argued pedophiles should not be ostracized for their urges
A transgender professor who defended pedophiles as "Minor Attracted Persons" has been forced to resign after a viral petition garnered 15,000 signatures to have the lecturer removed from the teaching role.
Dr. Allyn Walker, who goes by the pronouns "they/them," was suspended earlier this month by the Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia.
Walker had written a book trying to destigmatize pedophilia and urging people to refer to child sex predators as "Minor Attracted People."
Walker argued pedophiles should not be ostracized for their urges.
Walker also suggested that pedophiles should be given child-like sex dolls to help satisfy their urges to have sex with children.
While promoting Walker's book, Long Dark Shadow: Minor Attracted People and their Pursuit of Dignity, the professor said:
"A lot of people, when they hear the word pedophile, they automatically assume that means sex offender. That isn't true. And it leads to a lot of misconceptions."
Walker believes pedophiles don't "choose" who to be attracted to children, so they shouldn't be considered "immoral."
"I want to be extremely clear that child sexual abuse is never ever okay," Walker said.
Walker then added pedophiles should be offered "help" and aren't "destined" to act on physical urges.
But a massive backlash ensued, with many students saying the professor was using a "blanket" term for pedophilia and was an apologist for criminals.
The university's own Trans Advisory Board released a statement admitting Walker's remarks "reprehensible."
An online petition was set up, which saw 14,470 people sign, and called for Walker to be fired.
Walker claimed in a recent interview with Prostasia that "there is no morality or immorality attached to attraction to anyone because no one can control who they're attracted to at all."
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 is either OK or not OK."
In Walker's book, the abstract says, "Challenging widespread assumptions that persons who are preferentially attracted to minors — often referred to as 'pedophiles' — are necessarily also predators and sex offenders, this book takes readers into the lives of non-offending minor-attracted persons (MAPs).
"There is little research into non-offending MAPs, a group whose experiences offer valuable insights into the prevention of child abuse.
"Navigating guilt, shame, and fear, this universally maligned group demonstrate remarkable resilience and commitment to living without offending and to supporting and educating others."