A peer-reviewed study on a secret pro-pedophilia organization and its connection to academia was removed the day after it was published in the British Journal of Philosophy, Sociology and History (BJPSH). The organization is registered as a child protection charity.
The analysis, written by Alaric Naude, professor of English at Suwon Science College and author of The Babylon Cypher, features an organization known as Prostasia, registered in the State of California as a child protection charity. Prostasia says it takes an alternative approach to combating child sexual abuse. Naude’s analysis of Prostasia illustrates how the organization uses semantics to promote a pro-pedophilia message hidden behind “child safety.”
The BJPSH, confirming that it was contacted by Prostasia representatives who requested the removal of the analysis stating that “the paper defamed the organization,” states, “We received an e-mail saying that some of the claims are not true; the newspaper’s policy is to avoid such problems.” Nothing, however, specifies which statements are deemed defamatory.
Academia and deviance
Now, Prostasia focuses on a very specific group of academics who consider pedophilia to be just another “sexual interest” among many others and therefore support perspectives close to the legalization of pedophilia. For example, clinical psychologist James Cantor, a consultant to Prostasia, supports the legalization of pedophilia as a civil right and believes that pedophilia should also be covered by the acronym LGBT+.
“Speaking as a homosexual man, they believe we should also include the P for pedophile. Otherwise it means betraying the principles to which we owe our rights,” Cantor says. “Sexual minorities,” the psychologist argues, are granted “civil rights,” so legalizing pedophilia as a sexual orientation would grant various legal protections to those who practice it.
A published article by Cantor and clinical psychologist Ray Blanchard in the National Institute of Health argues that pedophiles are born, not made. The fifth edition of the authoritative Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), published in 2013 by the American Psychiatric Association, now claims that pedophilia is a mental disorder, but Blanchard, to whom the DSM owes the criteria used to define paraphilia, has previously sought to change the parameters here.
Some claim pornography is good for children….
As Naude points out in his study, organizations and academics in favor of pedophilia promote it as a legitimate form of sexuality, trying to progressively soften the impact such deviance has on public opinion, but “the idea that pedophiles’ rights and children’s rights are reconcilable is vulgar and absurd,” Naude says.
Prostasia members say that children can assimilate fetishism and perversions, and that pornography can have a positive impact on them. Nonetheless, Prostasia teaches pedophiles how to avoid detection in soliciting minors in chat rooms such as those of Roblox, a popular gaming platform for minors.
And then there are always people like Alan McKee, a professor at the University of Sydney, who claims that saying that pornography is bad for you is an exaggeration, or the Italian writer and screenwriter Elena Stancanelli, who wrote for la Repubblica saying that pornography has a recreational purpose…