Baltimore OUTLoud, Retract Your Endorsement Of Child Sexual Abuse And Apologize

29 Oct

Radfem Repost

What was Baltimore OUTloud editor Jim Becker thinking when he published an editorial, State Power: A Friend We Should Do Without, lamenting the criminalization of adult sexual encounters with minor children? The unsigned editorial declared, emphasis ours:

“… Also back then, a teenaged boy having sex with a man – sometimes for money, sometime not – was, at least in some working-class communities, an accepted rite of passage and something to enjoy. Now experiences like this bring harsh penalties, with the youths being seen as abused and victimized. This is a new construct arising in part from the emasculation of boys and the victimization narrative that is the central justification for state intervention.

“… Certainly, in this current age where sex abuse is seen everywhere, where all sex between a teenager and an older person is labeled pejoratively as “pedophilia,” and where sex-offender registries, civil confinement and other so-called…

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