We should have had something very substantial by now…


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Date: May 07, 2017

This person is correct in asking for these numbers and statistics…

…And this specific issue touches on the genesis of my own entry into activism…

The problem is…we literally cannot get the research done, which would ultimately give us this kind of information…

…And the disgusting thing is…a willing and consequential group of MAPs has been out here, able and willing to engage in such research…Or, at least it used to be, at one point in time.

They wont do the research…Nobody will touch it, because it’s to much of a social “hot button” issue.

We were actively trying to get a series of research studies off the ground, almost twenty years ago…Many people, myself included, took personal risk in order to “put our money where our mouth was” and participate…It was my first act, in putting personal skin onto the table.

The only thing we needed, was an unapologetic, clear breakdown in how MAPs exist and live in this world, and their impact upon it…given through an unbiased, scientific analysis.

Yes…this would have been a long road…It would have taken many studies…and decades…and many more MAPs to join in…But we needed to get the ball rolling.

…We should have had something very substantial by now.

We have been denied this specific thing for decades…Leaving us without the ability to point towards empirical research…It’s kept us debased, as a social group.

Many of us MAPs have always been willing to accept the findings, of accurately performed research on us [and on human sexuality, for that matter]…But regardless of how long or hard we have fought for this one, basic thing…we are still being locked out and denied it, after two freaking decades…

If you understand the long history behind this…If you understand our sincere motives behind this…

…If you understand that most of us lived a life, being habitually kicked like a dog by society…just to be kicked like a dog all the harder, when we surface and attempt to do something objectively good…

…then maybe you can begin to understand the pure frustration [and at times, anger and rage] many of us MAPs feel, whenever somebody brings this up.

Naysayers and fanatics keep demanding proof…but it’s exactly these same sorts of naysayers and fanatics, who work tirelessly to guarantee no such proof will ever have a chance to materialize.

Many mentioned MAPs have died or scattered to the winds…Some have joined “Virtuous Pedophiles”, where some stepping into the realm of research has taken place…Though this is more of a step to the side, than it is a direct march towards the research I am talking about…the likes of which would render the statistics we need.

Even in their imperfection…I value “Virtuous Pedophiles” for what they are…They do provide some positives, within the wider MAP community…and amongst the broader social dialogue…Plus they act as a kind of alternative, for those of us with different views to bounce ideas off of…stay a bit sharper, and more well grounded…

…But “Virtuous Pedophiles” still functions below the glass ceiling…I don’t believe they represent a credible path, in getting the research done which needs to be done.

We MAPs are still largely floundering around out here, making noise and trying to rile up something that is going to shatter the glass ceiling.

Truth is…many of us MAPs want to give Charlie_Marler those definite numbers…We wanted to be able to give these numbers [and more], twenty flipping years ago…

…The fact that we cannot, despite our efforts, is a massive slap in the face.

I have learned an invaluable lesson in all of this…Social research is far more about politics, and who can pull the dirtiest tricks to seize control of the field…than it will ever be about the pure search for truth.


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