“I saw the feminist movement cover up for PEDOPHILES”
– Sara Fernanda Giromin
An event taking place today at the University of Michigan aims to analyze sexual relations between adult men and adolescent boys.
An event hosted by the University of Michigan’s Institute for Research on Women & Gender on Friday afternoon will focus on analyze the history of “pederastic” relationships. “Pederastic” refers to romantic relationships between adult males and boys.
The event, which is called “Pederastic Kinship: Deidealizing Queer Studies,” will feature Emory University professor Kadji Amin. The lecture will focus relationships between adult males and younger boys. The event description describes modern pederasty as “sexually, ethically, and politically dubious” but goes on to analyze the role it played for French author and activist Jean Genet.
To identify a relational form as “queer kinship” is to implicitly dignify and redeem it. What are the limits of such redemption? This talk tests the boundaries of the discourse of queer family by investigating a sexually, ethically, and politically dubious kinship form: namely, modern pederasty.Pederastic kinship names the kinship function of many intergenerational modern pederastic relationships. Its shape is discernable within French author and activist Jean Genet’s (1910-1986) life practices of affiliation, including his habit of introducing himself into the domesticities of heterosexual couples, his practice of financing the heterosexual households of his younger male lovers, and his fantasy of himself as the adopted foundling of the Black Panther Party. Pederastic kinship is a forgotten and uncomfortable precursor to gay and lesbian “chosen” and nuclear family that restores power and inequality to overly idealized imaginaries of queer kinship.
According to most definitions, pederasty is defined as sexual relations between two males, one of which is a minor.
The event is scheduled to take place on Friday at the University of Michigan from 2:00 to 4:00 PM.
The sentence for former Gizmodo and Forbes journalist, Matt Hickey, has been handed out. He’s been sentenced to nearly three years in prison, specifically 34 months in state prison after pleading guilty to reduced rape charges, according to a January 19th, 2018 report from The Stranger.
Judge Mary Roberts gave Hickey the maximum amount of time of 34 months, even though the defense attorney requested 30 months. Roberts extended the time after hearing and reading final testimony from some of Hickey’s victims.
One of the testimonies from the women recounted her experience with Hickey, where she explained…
“I was unconscious for probably 12 hours, and the only way I know that is from the last text message I could find in my phone. And when I woke up I had barely any clothes on and he was assaulting me, and trying to push me down, asking for a blowjob, things like that.”
“That’s after 12 hours of God knows what he did to me when I was unconscious. When I sat up, I realized there was towel on the bed, and when I asked him why that was there, he said that I had vomited. So I had projectile vomited over half his bed. And this man proceeded to sexually assault me next to my own vomit.”
For a decade Matt Hickey ran a porn recruitment scam in addition to being a male feminist ally and journalist. He would solicit women through a fake account on Facebook named Deja Stwalley. It turned out that Stwalley was actually the name of his high school crush, and he was using her name to lure young girls to his apartment for a potential job in the porn industry. However, there was no job, and he would get them drunk until they passed out and then, according to the victims, rape them.
Hickey’s attorney, James Bible, stated that Hickey was bullied when he was younger, and that it really affected him. Bible also mentioned that had it gone to trial he likely would have won the case…
“As early as kindergarten he started to develop a remarkable stuttering problem. He was usually the kid who was left out of everything. He was beaten up, bullied, told he was not special, told he wasn’t handsome. That went all the way through high school until he quit and he dropped out.”
“All I’m saying that is I think I could have won some of these [cases]. I think I might have won all of them. The state knew it, too. That’s why they made this resolution. And the person who sought this resolution at all is Matt Hickey.”
According to Judge Mary Roberts, it was the compassion showed by some of the alleged victims that brought her to the verdict, mostly due to the fact that some of them showed enough compassion to mention that they hoped that Hickey would get help and improve as a person. Roberts, however, stated…
“One of you mentioned Mr. Hickey might think he was lucky. I don’t think there was any luck involved. The facts in this case show calculation and really horrendous, horrendous acts.”
Matt Hickey was a tech journalist who used his platform to shame other men for liking women, who excoriated Microsoft for an after party at the Game Developers Conference that featured gogo dancers, and who came out as an anti-#GamerGate critic, standing against the movement that wanted better ethics in media journalism.
Now, after bloviating about feminism and sexism, Hickey will serve nearly three years in prison, will be prevented from using the internet to solicit contact with women, will have to register as a sex offender, and will have to do three years of community custody when he finally gets out of state prison in 2021. He also has to pay the state $332,000 for the porn scam fraud.
Disgraced Ottawa teacher Jessica Beraldin has been spared jail after admitting she had a sexual relationship with one of her students.
The teacher, who now uses her maiden name Jessica Fiore, stood in court Thursday and said she was deeply sorry for exploiting the teen boy and pleaded guilty to sexual assault. In a tearful apology, Fiore said her marriage was falling apart and she sought “support and affection in the wrong places.”
“I am very disappointed in myself,” she told court, noting that she had taken advantage of her position of trust.
Fiore was spared jail and instead granted a six-month conditional sentence and 18 months of probation.
Her teaching career is over and she is prohibited from being around boys under 18. She is now on the sex offender registry. Before leaving the Elgin Street courthouse Thursday, she was ordered to submit a DNA sample.
The court recognized that her guilty plea spared the victim and his family what would have been a graphic trial.
Fiore’s family — including her father, a retired Ottawa police sergeant — attended Thursday’s sentencing hearing as a strong show of support. They also filed letters of support that spoke of their disappointment and their confidence that she’ll rebuild her life.
The plea deal that spared the teacher jail was a joint position by the Crown and the defence lawyer.
According to Ottawa police, the sex crimes case dates back to July 5, 2014. Fiore was arrested in 2016 and was 30 at the time.
The Ottawa Catholic School Board said at the time of her arrest that it was deeply sorry to learn of the news. It also said it regretted that such conduct occurred at one of its schools, urged students not to speculate about the case on social media and said it would pray “for all the persons affected by this difficult situation.”
The extremist anarchist-communist group Antifa has been in the headlines because of recent violent clashes in Charlottesville, Virginia. Yet while the organization has been applauded by some left-leaning news outlets for including white nationalists and neo-Nazis in its list of targets, the organization wasn’t always about targeting “fascism,” as it claims.
The organization was initially part of the Soviet Union’s front operations to bring about communist dictatorship in Germany, and it worked to label all rival parties as “fascist.”
The organization can be traced to the “united front” of the Soviet Union’s Communist International (Comintern) during the Third World Congress in Moscow in June and July 1921, according to the German booklet “80 Years of Anti-Fascist Action” by Bernd Langer, published by the Association for the Promotion of Anti-Fascist Culture. Langer is a former member of the Autonome Antifa, formerly one of Germany’s largest Antifa organizations, which disbanded in 2004.
The Soviet Union was among the world’s most violent dictatorships, killing an estimated 20 million people, according to “The Black Book of Communism,” published by Harvard University Press. The Soviet regime is second only to the Chinese Communist Party under Mao Zedong, which killed an estimated 65 million people.
The idea of the united front strategy was to bring together left-wing organizations in order to incite communist revolution. The Soviets believed that following Russia’s revolution in 1917, communism would next spread to Germany, since Germany had the second-largest communist party, the KPD (Communist Party of Germany).
It was at the Fourth World Congress of the Comintern in 1922 that the plan took shape. Moscow formed the slogan “To the Masses” for its united front strategy and sought to join together the various communist and workers’ parties of Germany under a single ideological banner that it controlled.
“The ‘unified front’ thus did not mean an equal cooperation between different organizations, but the dominance of the workers’ movement by the communists,” Langer writes.
Benito Mussolini, a Marxist and socialist who had been expelled from Italy’s Socialist Party in 1914 for his support for World War I, later founded the fascist movement as his own political party. He took power through his “March on Rome” in October 1922.
In Germany, Adolf Hitler became head of the National Socialist German Workers’ Party (Nazi Party) in 1921 and mounted a coup attempt in 1923.
The KPD decided to use the banner of anti-fascism to form a movement. Langer notes, though, that to the KPD, the ideas of “fascism” and “anti-fascism” were “undifferentiated,” and the term “fascism” served merely as rhetoric meant to support their aggressive opposition.
Both the communist and fascist systems were based in collectivism and state-planned economies. Both also proposed systems wherein the individual was heavily controlled by a powerful state, and both were responsible for large-scale atrocities and genocide.
The 2016 annual report by Germany’s domestic intelligence service, the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BfV), notes the same point: From the viewpoint of the “left-wing extremist,” the label of “fascism” as pushed by Antifa often does not refer to actual fascism, but is merely a label assigned to “capitalism.”
While leftist extremists claim to be fighting “fascism” while launching their attacks on other groups, the report states the term “fascism” has a double meaning under the extreme-left ideology, indicating the “fight against the capitalist system.”
This held true from the beginning, according to Langer. For the communists in Germany, “anti-fascism” merely meant “anti-capitalism.” He notes the labels merely served as “battle concepts” under a “political vocabulary.”
A description of Antifa on the BfV website notes that the organization still holds this same basic definition of capitalism as being “fascism.”
“They argue that the capitalist state produces fascism, or at least tolerates it. Therefore, anti-fascism is directed not only against actual or supposed right-wing extremists, but also always against the state and its representatives, in particular members of the security authorities,” it states.
Langer notes that historically, by labeling the anti-capitalist interests of the communist movement as “anti-fascism,” the KPD was able to use this rhetoric to label all other political parties as fascist. Langer states, “According to this, the other parties opposed to the KPD were fascist, especially the SPD [Social Democratic Party of Germany].”
Thus, in what would today be considered ironic, the group that the communist “anti-fascists” most heavily targeted under their new label of “fascism” was the social democrats.
On Aug. 23, 1923, the Politburo of the Communist Party of Russia held a secret meeting, and according to Langer, “all the important officials spoke out for an armed insurrection in Germany.”
The KPD was at the front of this call, launching a movement under the banner of United Front Action and branding its armed “anti-fascist” wing under the name Antifaschistische Aktion (“Antifascist Action”), which Antifa still carries in Germany, and from which the Antifa organizations in other countries are rooted.
At this time, Hitler and his Nazi Party had begun to emerge on the world stage, and the Nazi Party employed a similar group to Antifaschistische Aktion for political violence and intimidation, called the “brownshirts.”
Antifaschistische Aktion, meanwhile, began to attract some members who opposed the arrival of actual fascism in Germany and who did not subscribe to—or were potentially unaware of—the organization’s ties to the Soviet Union.
However, the violence instigated by Antifaschistische Aktion largely had an opposite effect. The ongoing tactics of violence and intimidation of all rival systems under the Antifa movement, along with its violent ideology, drove many people toward fascism.
“The Communists’ violent revolutionary rhetoric, promising the destruction of capitalism and the creation of a Soviet Germany, terrified the country’s middle class, who knew only too well what had happened to their counterparts in Russia after 1918,” writes Richard J. Evans in “The Third Reich in Power.”
“Appalled at the failure of the government to solve the crisis, and frightened into desperation by the rise of the Communists,” he states, “they began to leave the squabbling little factions of the conventional political right and gravitate towards the Nazis instead.”
Langer notes that from the beginning, the KPD was a member of the Comintern, and “within a few years, it became a Stalinist party,” both ideologically and logistically. He states that it even became “financially dependent on the Moscow headquarters.”
Leaders of the KPD, with Antifa as their on-the-ground movement for violence and intimidation of rival political parties, fell under the command of the Soviet apparatus. Many KPD leaders would later become leaders in the communist German Democratic Republic, including of its infamous Ministry for State Security, the Stasi.
As Langer states, “anti-fascism is a strategy rather than an ideology.”
“It was brought into play in Germany in the 1920s by the KPD”, not as a legitimate movement against the fascism that would later arise in Germany, but instead “as an anti-capitalist concept of struggle,” he writes.
Christian Watjen contributed to this report.
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