If you're sending your kids & money to the University of Texas, here's something your contribution has been going towards.
Blame the Left for trying to normalize pedophilia.
This is the new normal in Austin, Texas? No thanks.
Students were protesting the fact that a Classics professor, Thomas K. Hubbard, has focused a significant part of his “scholarship” on arguing that sexual predation laws should be re-considered to lower the age of consent.
What Hubbard learned from the Greeks, apparently, is that society really needs to reconsider age-of-consent laws that are intended to protect children from sexual predators. Ancient Greece, he argues, showed us that “where age-discrepant relationships are commonplace and positively reinforced, they cause little or no long-term harm to the younger partner and often confer great benefit,” he writes.
That’s not all. The problem of boys without fathers in their lives might well be resolved by having men have sex with those boys, he writes. “Pederastic intimacy evolved in part as a social mechanism for addressing it.” He goes on to write, “contemporary U.S. culture has not compensated for the magnitude of the problem.”
Hubbard persistently suggests that age-of-consent laws prohibit the liberated sexuality of adolescents. Of course, he gets that entirely backward. They are written to prohibit the criminal sexuality of adults who want to have sex with children.
Hubbard’s paper urging the unraveling of age-of-consent laws is a hard read, as slovenly in its scholarship as it is grotesque in its conclusions. He paints a broad and unsupported portrait of “feminists” and “sensationalistic journalism” as leading America to enact age-of-consent laws, even as he casually brushes aside Athenian society’s horrific embrace of slavery and the subjugation of women. (That they got wrong, he suggests, but the sex with boys was just right.)