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Debate Guide

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Debate Guide is a growing list of arguments and counter arguments in favor of MAPs and youth choice within the sphere of physical relationships. It will also function as center for advice, links and external debate resources pertaining to these issues. Why not consider reading our introduction or getting involved in the wider wiki project?

Advice

The task at hand...

Responding to others...

Arguments about pedophilia/other attractions

Too many people hold conflicting beliefs about attraction to minors...

Popular anti-MAP sentiments and common human flaws go hand in hand...

Human sexuality, including attraction to minors, is mischaracterized and misunderstood...

Arguments about children and minors

People under the age of majority can be sexual...

Anti age-gap arguments are really anti-youth arguments...

  • Against: The kids do not want it - Legal minors (who are supposedly too stupid to consent) are suddenly required to show enthusiasm for law reforms that antis dispute, but not ones that take their rights away.
  • Against: Teen brain - Ideas of a distinct, or inferior "teen brain" are value-laden, outdated western pseudoscience.
  • Against: Corresponding age attraction - Questions the assumption of a unique "childhood" or "between minors" sexual orientation.

Sexually repressing minors does not benefit them...

  • Against: Online dangers - The internet is generally not a dangerous place for minors.
  • Reverse sexualization - Popular acknowledgement of sexuality in nude photography is revealing.
  • Turn of events - How the reporting and prosecution of sex can change the perspective of a youth.

From the encyclopedia...

Arguments about adult-minor relationships

Age of Consent laws are a blunt instrument...
  • Against: Legal pragmatism - It is wrongly argued that high Ages of Consent are "pragmatic".

Myths and bad meta-ethics plague discussions of expressed adult-minor sexuality...

Levels of harm are exaggerated and the sources are completely misunderstood...

Other societies and species are points of interest...

Many people also speak from direct experience...

Other arguments

Other arguments don't relate fundamentally to attractions, minors or relationships, and instead focus on the debate itself, and its key participants...
  • State hypocrisy - Why concerns about child abuse may be disingenuous.
  • Abuse of language - Language is misused and redefined to suit nefarious purposes.
  • Blame game - How societies and individuals look for easy scapegoats.

Debate Guide is a work in progress, and some material is undeveloped...

From the encyclopedia...

Thank you for reading

You may also find some other resources of ours useful in debate situations. Check out research for a collection of scientific research and other demonstrative references on matters relevant to MAPs and related topics. Our encyclopedia contains an easy to use database of all the individuals and organizations of interest to those who follow our ethos. Our database of real-life stories lists personal testimonies intended to be used as evidence of positive relationships.

Debate Guide was written by a range of authors during the years 2006-23. If you are not pleased with the quality of Debate Guide, consider getting involved. From the simplest of corrections to the most complex of new arguments, we want to hear from you, so please consider signing up for the PCMA chat service, where we have people present.