garkeltheblog said: Aven is so fucked up man remember that time they wanted to include pedophilia as a sexuality holy shit made me stay away far fucking away from that site. I mean it’s all gone now. But some things ya just can’t forget
Welllllll if you actually read the literature on pedophilia, it really is a sexual orientation in many cases. And no, we can’t say something isn’t an orientation just because we don’t like the moral implications of it. Is it political suicide to have anything to say about pedophilia beyond “KILL THE PEDOS”? Yeah, but as with all sticky situations in real life, it’s not actually so black and white. It is fucking hard and uncomfortable to think about in nuanced terms? You bet. But it’s important to do so, and we let genuinely good people who got dealt a shit sexual hand fall through the cracks if we don’t and that’s how tragedies happen.
Anyways, AVEN is fucked up for a lot of other reasons, and it’s really just my go-to exhibit A for why pan-community efforts are completely unrealistic and border on utopian thinking.