Savannah Hulsey Pointer, FISM News
Johns Hopkins University has hired Allyn Walker, a non-binary identifying person born as a woman, to serve as a professor in their criminal justice department. This comes just months after she resigned from a position at Old Dominion University for pushing the use of the term “minor-attracted person” as opposed to “pedophile” and authorship of a book titled, “A Long Dark Shadow: Minor-Attracted People and Their Pursuit of Dignity.”
The Moore Center for Prevention of Sexual Abuse at Johns Hopkins confirmed the news in a statement to Fox News Digital, saying “Allyn Walker, PhD, joins the Moore Center for the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse as a postdoctoral fellow on May 25, 2022.”
“Walker is a leader in the field of perpetration prevention research, which is essential for developing a comprehensive public health approach to addressing child sexual abuse and effective prevention programs,” the spokesperson added. “Walker previously served as an assistant professor of sociology and criminal justice at Old Dominion University.”
“Walker’s expertise and qualitative research methodology will enhance and advance the Center’s work,” the spokesperson concluded.
We are excited to share that Allyn Walker, PhD, will be joining the Moore Center as a postdoctoral fellow on May 25.
— Moore Center for Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse (@MooreCenter_JHU) May 12, 2022
Just before her resignation, Old Dominion University put Walker, 34, on leave in November of last year following an interview Walker gave to the Protasia Foundation to promote her book where she insisted that “minor-attracted persons” was a preferable alternative to the term “pedophile.”
“It’s less stigmatizing than other terms like pedophile,” Walker said. “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.
🚨🚨🚨This non-binary assistant professor at Old Dominion University is trying to normalize the term MAP (Minor Attracted Persons) pic.twitter.com/riD6TdIt8k
— Libs of TikTok (@libsoftiktok) November 12, 2021
Old Dominion University put Walker on leave last November after an interview Walker gave to the Protasia Foundation to promote the book. In the interview, Walker insisted that the term “minor-attracted persons” was a preferable alternative to pedophiles.
“It’s less stigmatizing than other terms like pedophile,” Walker said. “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.”
Just days after the firestorm that ensued, Walker released a statement through Old Dominion where she insisted that removing the stigma from adults with sexual attraction to children is not a defense of sexual abuse of children.
“I want to be clear: child sexual abuse is a morally wrong and inexcusable crime,” Walker said in the statement. “As an assistant professor of sociology and criminal justice, the goal of my research is to prevent crime. My work is informed by my past experience and advocacy as a social worker counseling victims. I embarked on this research in hopes of gaining understanding of a group that, previously, has not been studied in order to identify ways to protect children.”
Later, ODU President Brian Hemphill responded to widespread outrage about Walker and her book, saying shortly before Walker resigned, “I want to state in the strongest terms possible that child sexual abuse is morally wrong and has no place in our society,”
According to a report by The Daily Wire, Johns Hopkins has a history with the transgenderism movement and even the controversial treatment of pedophiles. As far back as the 1960s, a Dr. John Money found his professional home at the university where he pioneered the sex change research for the institution and coined the phrase, “gender identity.” Additionally, Johns Hopkins was the university that hosted a clinic run by a Money protégée, Dr. Fred Berlin, who claimed to treat child molesters until he was forced to shut down his treatments in 1992 after it was found that he insisted on therapists not being compelled to report child molesters to the police.