This Virginia Professor Wants to Normalize Sexual Attraction to Kids

Brittany M. Hughes | November 12, 2021

A video clip from a professor at Old Dominion University is circulating the interwebs – and making more than a few waves – after the faculty member openly advocates for normalizing the term “Minor Attracted Persons” as a nicer way of saying “peodphile.”

Allyn Walker, a sociology and criminal justice assistant professor at the Virginia school – and a “non-binary,” transgender “man” (also known as a woman) – argues that being sexually interested in children is actually perfectly OK, and that society should use a less derogatory word than “pedophile” to describe a freak who gets their jollies thinking about having sex with kids.

“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,” Walker said in an interview with the Prostasia Foundation, a non-profit that, in part, wants to normalize sexual attraction to kids. 

Apparently, using the term “Minor Attracted Person,” or “MAP” for short, keeps people from assuming the pedophile has actually had a sexual relationship with children. Because according to Walker, while it’s not OK to actually have sex with a kid, it is OK to just really, really want to.

“I’ve definitely heard the idea that you brought up though that the use of the term ‘minor attracted person’ suggests that it’s okay to be attracted to children. But using a term that communicates who someone is attracted to doesn’t indicate anything about the morality of that attraction. From my perspective, there is no morality or immorality attached to attraction to anyone because no one can control who they’re attracted to at all,” she-turned-he went on.

“In other words, it’s not who we’re attracted to that’s either okay or not, okay. It’s our behaviors and responding to that attraction that are either okay or not okay,” Walker continued.

No word yet on whether ODU thinks it’s OK to employ someone who thinks being attracted to children is totally on the up-and-up.