A trans professor in Virginia has resigned after ‘his’ research and book attempted to destigmatize the attraction to children by adults.
Last week the Daily Caller reported on a professor at Old Dominion who put together research and a book that destigmatized adult attraction to underage children.
A Virginia university professor, whose book and research attempted to destigmatize the attraction to underage children, has been placed on leave, the university said in a statement.
On Tuesday, Old Dominion University (ODU) placed Dr. Allyn Walker on immediate administrative leave from his position as assistant professor of sociology and criminal justice over “reactions to Dr. Walker’s research and book” which “have led to concerns for their safety and that of the campus,” ODU said in its statement.
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“Furthermore, the controversy over Dr. Walker’s research has disrupted the campus and community environment and is interfering with the institution’s mission of teaching and learning,” the statement added.
Students reportedly complained about Dr. Walker’s research and book:
The University announced its response last week:
A statement from Old Dominion University. #ODU pic.twitter.com/XcuXr3zJlS
— Old Dominion University (@ODU) November 16, 2021
Yesterday the Daily Caller reported that Dr. Walker has resigned.
A Virginia university professor who claimed it was not immoral for adults to be sexually attracted to children has resigned following criticisms.
The Old Dominion University (ODU) announced Wednesday Allyn Walker, 34, will be stepping down from his position as an assistant professor of sociology and criminal justice beginning in May of 2022. Until then, Walker will be on leave, according to the university.
“We have concluded this outcome is the best way to move forward,” President of ODU Brian O. Hemphill said. “We hope today’s action helps bring closure for our Monarch family. As we move forward, I encourage all members of the Monarch family to continue our efforts toward healing and civil discourse.”
Walker said his scholarship “aims to prevent child sexual abuse” and that his research was “mischaracterized by some in the media and online, partly on the basis of my trans identity.”