Submitted by Sturnella_Magna in reddit (edited )

Reddit censored a post of a news article on /r/UKPolitics about her being removed from the green party for failure to report her father who is actively on trial for crimes related to child rape.

Moderator teams are now attempting to discourage users from stating openly that the name of the reddit Admin hired on despite defending pedophiles is Aimee Challenor. Even on the original post about why UKPolitics was locked.

I've been thinking about coming here to raddle for a while. But this is the final straw. I understand that a lot of this is on the Admin team. However, the fact that the response of various moderation teams has been to assist in shutting down those who say the name of the admin who needs to be removed, and to assist in shutting down conversation speaks to a real, and terrifying cultural issue on the site.

The appropriate response to people talking about how someone on the reddit staff has been named as actively defending pedophiles is not to help quash that name, but to help spread it. To attempt to force an issue underground into a broken-stair scenario is absolutely disgusting.

I want to make clear that people who defend pedophiles do not speak for the LGBTQ+ community even if they are trans.

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/jan/12/green-party-failed-to-properly-investigate-child-abuser-report

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Sturnella_Magna OP wrote

Aimee Challenor defending Aimee Challenor's husband.

Her Father was already going to court over having brutally kidnaped and raped a 10-yeard old girl when she hired him on his campaign staff and attempted to justify it to the Green party.

She was also kicked out of the Liberal Democrats over this.

And her husband keeps making tweets supporting pedophilia, too.

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Sturnella_Magna OP wrote (edited )

I put the sources in permalinks in the post? A quick google search for "Aimee Challenor Pedophilia" turns it all up.

She is obviously hiding behind her trans status. That is unacceptable. People who defend pedophiles and knowingly marry pedophiles do not get to speak for LGBTQ, even if they are trans.

Nothing wrong with trans people. Everything wrong with trans pedophiles. Because of the Pedophile bit.

https://twitter.com/ripx4nutmeg/status/1151019093031567360

I want to make it clear that I do not condone the transphobia in this twitter thread. It is a good highlight of what happened years ago though. It's pretty fucked up to knowingly cover for and assist known pedophiles in your life in raping children.

I'll underline the hyperlinks... -.-

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Sturnella_Magna OP wrote (edited )

Ignoring the guardian article and the fact that both the liberal and green party (which, while admittedly liberal parties, are not opposed to trans people) in the UK expelled her over this is indicative of some pretty major compartmentalization here guy.

You can't just ignore the evidence because there is an element of transphobia here. I'm well aware of the element of transphobia. The element of transphobia is absolutely fucked.

But your attempted defense of a woman who clearly enables pedophilia and places herself in postitions where she could potentially give her partner and her father access to children to abuse is fucking yikes, man.

Please ask yourself what it looks like for you to be attempting to defend her and make excuses for her because you're scared of the ramifications that she happens to be trans at the same time? If you're LGBTQ+ or an ally of LGBTQ+ it looks like you're willing to ignore pedophiles who happen to be in your community. Which is a problem.

LGBTQ+ people are not pedophiles. And pedophiles should not be permitted to speak for LGBTQ+. As a person whose entire friend group is LGBTQ+ and who has been in LGTBQ+ spaces, I am personally freaked out about the idea that individuals who potentially have the power to exorcise pedophiles from these spaces might not do so because they put fear of backlash for LGBTQ+ over the real, physical saftey of the young people in their spaces.

I understand that the backlash is real, and that LGBTQ+ people are in a really shaky spot right now where conservatives/the-right are attempting to strip their rights and liberals are attempting to take away their and everyone else's ability to defend themselves. I understand the harm that can come from scenarios such as this, where a pedophile happens to be trans.

However, much more harm is done to the community if people eschew their morality, and the necessity of calling out pedophiles over that fear. If people fail to root pedophiles out of spaces where they can do harm to children.

Schoolboards protecting pedophile principals for fear of investigation and losing funding, the catholic church protecting pedophile priests so they can continue to feign their carefully constructed "holiness" are both adjacent examples.

A similar example might be how people fought back against convicted rapist Bill Cosby being a potential rapist because he was "Americas Dad" and willfully locked it out of their brains. But Bill Cosby being a rapist who happens to be black does not make the "Black people are rapists" stereotype true, either.

Stop doing this. The information and evidence is there IMO that she's a person who should not be allowed to be in positions of power, even if you only accept the "Defended her rapist father and was kicked out of two political parties" from the guardian article.

Edit: I meant the independent article. But here's a guardian article, as well.

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/jan/12/green-party-failed-to-properly-investigate-child-abuser-report

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Sturnella_Magna OP wrote

"Position of power, she's a fucking reddit admin. What planet are you living on."

A planet that is much more aware of nuances than you.

I'm aware of all of these externalities, and I think it's perfectly reasonable to be critical of the fact that she did not adequately report her father to the Green party. I also think it's reasonable to be critical of the fact that while her father was in jail she had an opportunity to improve her position.

And the fact that she had a choice to not marry a person who clearly supports pedophilia.

Also, there have been two statements by the reddit admin staff, neither of which mention the pedophilia connections at all. Which does not bode well.

If you think that a reddit admin does not have the potential to abuse their access to reddit admin tools to potentially exploit children then I don't know what planet you live on guy. And if you think that her continued connection with her father and a husband who clearly has pedophilic tendencies is not a problem, then I don't know what's going through your thick skull.

https://www.reddit.com/r/ModSupport/comments/mbqgx2/a_clarification_on_actioning_and_employee_names/

If you can't see this thread I'll think about posting the screenshots, but I'm really uninterested in continuing to interact with you.

Like I've tried to say, she crossed a line from being a victim to being an enabler, and potential abuser when she failed to report her father and married a person who openly makes pedophilic remarks.

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