Miami Autumn’s journal

Miami Autumn, February 2022

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I am contact neutral, neither procontact or anticontact. I believe current scientific research on the subject of child–adult sexual activity is inadequate and believe we currently have no practical way of gathering the evidence necessary to determine whether child–adult sex would still carry a risk of harm significantly greater than the risk of harm from adult–adult sex in a society where child–adult sex was legal and widely accepted. We don't live in such a society, and thus, it's near–impossible to draw conclusions about what it would be like.

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Miami Autumn, November 2021

Prostasia is an organisation aimed at preventing sexual activity between minors and adults, preventing the viewing and distribution of sexual media of minors, and reporting individuals to law enforcement for engaging in these activities. Like all organisations of its kind, Prostasia views minor attraction a liability rather than as a part of sexuality and views the well–being of minor–attracted persons (maps) as little more than a means to accomplishing their own goals as an organisation.

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Miami Autumn, October 2021

A Canadian girl/Une fille canadienne
Before I discuss humanising language and the role it plays in children's rights, consider these examples of dehumanising language:

  • 'Your baby is so cute! What's its name?'
  • 'Belle is the child that's on the swing.'
  • 'I love Belle—she's a great child!'
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Miami Autumn, October 2021

Think of sexual activity as a cherry pie: it can be a warm, delicious treat shared between a child and their lover until they're both satisfied. Or, it can be shoved in a child's face by someone who just wants to get a quick laugh or who wants to post it on the internet for the amusement of others. But, in either case, I'd never refer to what happened as 'child cherry pie abuse'.

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Miami Autumn, October 2021

An iceberg/Un iceberg
For decades, research on minor attraction has been centred around the prevention of sexual activity between minors and adults. As I mentioned in another article, this focus is problematic because it views minor attraction as a liability rather than as a part of sexuality to be embraced. It views the well–being of minor–attracted persons (maps) as a means to an end rather than as a priority.

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Miami Autumn, May 2021

Couple holding hands/Un couple se tenant par la main
It can be shocking to hear from your friend, family member or partner that they are attracted to minors. You may feel surprised or in denial. You may even feel worried or like they betrayed you. It's completely understandable to feel this way. In our society, there are few things as looked–down–on as paedophilia. You are not alone in your reaction. You have every right to feel the emotions that you feel.

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Miami Autumn, March 2021

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Emotional abuse can affect anyone of any age, especially children and the elderly. Maps could be vulnerable to emotional abuse by anti–maps and by the general population because of stigma and discrimination. Emotional abuse is preventable. All people can help by learning what it is, what effects it is associated with and how to prevent it.

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Miami Autumn, March 2021

Online teaching. Little girl working on the laptop. by Nenad Stojkovic
Online teaching. Little girl working on the laptop. by Nenad Stojkovic
Anti–maps (antis) have a long history of harassing, doxxing and endangering minor–attracted persons (maps). Hence, security and privacy are necessities for maps; this includes both social and technical implications. If you have any suggestions for this article, please contact me.

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Miami Autumn, October 2020

We know that attraction to minors and sexual activity with minors are different: 91.3–95.2% (0.99 ci) of minor–attracted persons (maps) have not been convicted of engaging in unlawful sexual activity with a minor (Bailey et al, 2016), and 76.5–92.0% (0.99 ci) of persons who have been convicted of engaging in illegal sexual activity with a minor are not attracted to minors (Kesicky et al, 2014).

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Miami Autumn, August 2020

It’s a phrase that's been repeated to me by professors and classmates, by coworkers and colleagues. It means, when someone makes a mistake, the goal should be to empathise with them first, before seeking to correct their mistake.

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