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Bonus Quote No.10 (Special March ’16 Mardi Gras Edition): Gary Dowsett, Gay Information Quarterly Journal (1982)

Gary Dowsett

Professor Gary W. Dowsett: Deputy Director and Chair in Sex Health and Society, College of Science Health and Engineering, School of Psychology and Public Health, Australian Research Centre in Sex Health and Society, La Trobe University.

La Trobe University Statement of Support to Gary Dowsett

Statement of La Trobe University, cited in the Daily Mail, Australia (16 March 2016)

And I also have a friend, a paedophile, who is working very hard on making sense out of his relations with boys. These relations consist of, among other things, a large amount of nurture and support for these boys, a real caring for their welfare and growth. […] So what is the problem? Or more succinctly, what is the problem we are facing that warrants the construction of an issue about the relations between gay men and kids? […] For, anecdotes aside, one thing should be quite clear: gay men do have a wide range of relationships with kids, their own, their friends’, in ‘families’ and other social arrangements. That is the starting point in the debate, and it is from this point, our practices, that a political position can be built. And a new political position is needed for there are significant political struggles at stake. First, we have three legal/social questions  to win: custody right for gay men and lesbians; the legal rights of paedophiles and their young lovers; and finally the sexual rights of children as a whole. Second, we have three issues within the homosexual movement  and community: the support gay men provide the women’s movement and in our alternative child rearing practices and arrangements; the way we have set up the debate at present; and last the real meaning of childlessness. […]

La Trobe University Statement Supporting Gary Dowsett

Statement of La Trobe University, cited in the ABC online (16 March 2016)

Cuddling, breastfeeding, bathing together, playing, kissing and fondling kids are immensely pleasurable activities for them and for us. And it is not uncommon to be sexually aroused by that closeness, that touch and that love. How different then is that gentle, tentative sexuality between parent and child from the love of a paedophile and his/her lover? […] The current paedophilia debate then is crucial to the political process of the gay movement: paedophiles need our support, and we need to construct the child/adult sex issue on our terms. […] Our new kinds of arrangements collectively create a new politics of child/adult relations. Is this a bit of gay chauvinism, gay pride, a fond idealistic hope? Maybe, but since when have we too regarded pride as a sin?

Disclaimer▪ Gary Dowsett, “Boiled Lollies and Band-aides: Gay Men and Kids” Gay Information – A Quarterly Journal (Spring 1982) extracts from pages 35 through to 38.

SydneyTrads is the web page of the Sydney Traditionalist Forum: an association of young professionals who form part of the Australian independent right (also known as “non-aligned right”).
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6 comments on “Bonus Quote No.10 (Special March ’16 Mardi Gras Edition): Gary Dowsett, Gay Information Quarterly Journal (1982)

  1. Reg
    14 September 2016

    Dowsett is just another educated fool.

  2. Mary
    30 June 2016

    After the Royal Commission into child sex abuse, how can anyone justify sex with children. I am disgusted with La Trobe as much as the heinous and wicked intentions of pedophiles in this country. This is why Safe Schools Coalition and its counterparts must be stopped. It is about sexualizing and grooming children; “children’s sexual rights”???????!!!!!! OMG

  3. Mich Mason
    3 May 2016

    The love between a parent and a child is nothing like a paedophile’s so-called “love” for a child. Paedophilia is akin to rape because it is all about power. How dare Dowsett write that “The current paedophilia debate then is crucial to the political process of the gay movement: paedophiles need our support, and we need to construct the child/adult sex issue on our terms.”! A statement like that is sick! Children rely on adults to make the correct decisions for them. Having sex with kiddies is just taking away their innocence!

    • Irina Ivanova
      7 May 2016

      What really scares me is how all the queers support him, the admins delete my posts from FB groups and I’m called stupid and hysterical, I supported gay people in fight for their rights for years but now I begin to question it, if straight person supports paedophile in language that indicates to me that they have shared same experience I would be appalled, but why all queer people I approach on topic go to abusive stance to protect the pedo supporter, does it mean they support his views, does it means that indeed queers do support paedophiles rights themselves?

    • Anna
      30 May 2016

      Seriously a parent has no sexual pleasure from his child this is called incesed you moron

      • SydneyTrads
        30 May 2016

        Anna,

        Mich Mason indicated that the love of a parent for his child is “nothing like” what a paedophile feels for his prey.

        However, you are correct to bring up incest here: that has already been flagged as the next front of attack against normative morality in some places, such as Germany in 2014. The UK’s The Telegraph has already reported that:

        “Laws banning incest between brothers and sisters in Germany could be scrapped after a government ethics committee said the they were an unacceptable intrusion into the right to sexual self-determination.”

        Where normative values are abolished, and when opposition to the continual revolution is merely arbitrary, everything is thrown into question and anarchy reigns.

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