A former Old Dominion University Professor who was ousted after her advocacy for “destigmatizing” pedophilia has been hired by John Hopkins’ Moore Center for Prevention of Sexual Abuse.
“We are excited to share that Allyn Walker, PhD, will be joining the Moore Center as a postdoctoral fellow on May 25,” the center tweeted out last week, as reported by The Daily Wire.
We are excited to share that Allyn Walker, PhD, will be joining the Moore Center as a postdoctoral fellow on May 25.
— Moore Center for Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse (@MooreCenter_JHU) May 12, 2022
Allyn Walker, the author of “A Long Dark Shadow: Minor-Attracted People and Their Pursuit of Dignity,” resigned as assistant professor of sociology and criminology last year following an interview she gave which sparked outrage.
At issue was Walker’s defense of the term “minor-attracted people” rather than “pedophile” as a means to “destigmatize” sexual attraction to children.
“It’s less stigmatizing than other terms like pedophile,” she told the Prostasia Foundation in the interview. “A lot of people when they hear the term pedophile, they automatically assume that it means a sex offender. And that isn’t true. And it leads to a lot of misconceptions about attractions toward minors.”
Prostasia is an organization professedly committed to preventing child sexual abuse that has also vocalized support for child consumption of pornography and the “sex-positive” philosophy that asserts that all sexual urges are natural and normal.
It is also dedicated to destigmatizing and normalizing “minor-attracted persons” and the man who interviewed Walker has himself vocally opposed harsh penalties for child pornography consumption, child sex dolls, and child prostitution.
After Walker’s interview sparked outrage on Old Dominion’s campus, she was placed on administrative leave and later resigned.
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