Yesterday the Twitter account @LibsOfTikTok tweeted out a thread which featured a Fredonia University professor defending adult-child sex.
The professor, Dr. Stephen Kershnar, said in one of the tweets “Image an adult male wants to have sex with a 12 year old girl, imagine that she’s a willing participant … a widely held view is that there is something deeply wrong with this … It’s not obvious to me that it is, in fact, wrong. I think this is a mistake. “
The professor went to question whether pedophilia is wrong independent of it being a crime.
🚨🚨🚨 Professor says an adult wanting to have sex with a kid is accepted as being wrong but “it’s not obvious to me that it is in fact wrong” pic.twitter.com/ygC5nuHDNa— Libs of Tik Tok (@libsoftiktok) February 2, 2022
The conversation grew into something even more grotesque, if that was possible. The professor moved to question if molesting 1-year old babies was inherently evil. @LibsOfTikTok tweeted another clip, wherein the professor said “… The notion that it’s wrong even with a 1-year old is not quite obvious to me … There are reports in some cultures of grandmothers falating the baby boys to calm them down …“
The professor’s views have been published in philosophy journals. He wrote in an abstract of one publication, “Nonforcible adult-child sex is thought to be morally wrong in part because it is nonconsensual. In this paper, I argue against this notion.” Kershnar has also published an academic book titled, “Pedophilia and Adult–Child Sex: A Philosophical Analysis”. It’s available for purchase on Amazon.
It just keeps getting worse pic.twitter.com/meIahuAEVE— Libs of Tik Tok (@libsoftiktok) February 2, 2022
If molesting 1-year olds wasn’t bad enough, the professor also said “And then, last, again … I don’t think exploitation is wrongful.”
On adult-child sex: “I don’t think exploitation is wrongful” pic.twitter.com/FDAuofsvYr— Libs of Tik Tok (@libsoftiktok) February 2, 2022
Kershnar was joined by Thaddeus Russel, the founder of Renegade University. Renegade University claims to be an “an alternative to the traditional higher education system that offers a community of people who would rather think and speak and write about ideas than police them.” In the interview with Kershnar, Thaddeus said that he’s been arguing “in defense of adult-child sex” for 25 years.
Last year, The Sapient published an article titled “Pedo-Acceptance, It’s Here“—where we documented the rise of accepting pedophilic thoughts and desires in academic circles. This has moved past pedo-acceptance and onto pedo-activism, putting on full display the consequences of an ignored slippery slope. If molesting a 1-year can be questioned of vileness, then there’s nothing in this reality that can’t. Everything is permissible if that be the case—”right” and “wrong” are meaningless terms once this position is adopted.
Fredonia University issued a statement regarding the matter.
A message from SUNY Fredonia President Stephen H. Kolison pic.twitter.com/EDZCHCE7ch— SUNY Fredonia (@FredoniaU) February 2, 2022
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