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Fool wrote

I'll put it this way.

Anarqxista Goldman was fairly new to Anarchism and presented things that the ADOJA authors had previously covered into new language that people seemed to like.

Their big piece defending "paedo" was poorly written and poorly researched, they didn't know their history, and they didn't know the arguments being made by previous authors, but they talked like they did.

Wolfi on the other likes to shit stir. Wolfi hasn't written an article on the topic in a very long time as far as I'm aware.

Immediatism podcast has a number of articles on the topic (which is why I know anything about the topic). Oh yeah, audio books are good for attention span, I wasn't even thinking about that when I brought up Immediatism.


TheInsurGent OP wrote

Thanks for the info and the recommendation! I will say, I don't know if you heard about the situation with Anarqxista, or if there has been more info since I last saw stuff, but apparently they weren't a real person, there was a post here about it:

I'll definitely check out that podcast though. I am a bit iffy when it comes to researching topics like this and people's takes with this stuff, because I'm highly against exploiting and oppressing youth, and I don't want to support anyone who defends that.

I do recognize there is value to trying to understand these issues better, but honestly, it seems to me that pedophilia doesn't have anything to actually do with attraction, and is more just another way to try justifying wanting to take control of kids, just specifically in a sexual and relationship context. I remember there were studies a while back about how these relationships mentally affect youth, which I wasn't an anarchist at the time I saw these, but they found it can be very traumatizing for youth to have relationships with adults in general. While I'm not taking this from a moralist view, not that I don't have personal ethics about this stuff, I am taking this from the view of oppression, and I think youth probably have some of the most normalized oppression in the world right now.

I don't think youth have been assimilated into society in the same way other historically oppressed groups have, society's main way of keeping youth in line is through more traditional forms of oppression, adults using their authority to have direct control over their lives. Children are still considered property of parents in many cases. I'd need to research into this more, but I think youth are much harder to assimilate into society through the way other groups have been, youth can be much more curious, questioning, and outright defiant than many adults in my view, and that is a good thing, for lack of a better word. If you have any resources going into this stuff though, I'd be very interested.

I'm still in high school though, so I am coming to this topic from that view, and I also think youth liberation is the way to fight against the things that happened to my friend.


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