Now, you may be asking, “Why in the world is North American Man Boy Love Association described as a civil rights organization?” Well, according to the group’s members and founders, it is a civil rights rights groups that fights for a legitimate cause. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/news/new-times-founders-helping-fund-latino-program-at-asu-journalism-school-6661821
Of course, their motives are generally shady, since there is an extremely large, gray, hazy area between what constitutes as a situation of predation and what constitutes as a a reasonable, consensual situation. To an extent, adults do have a physical and emotional advantage over children that they can use to “take advantage” of them.
However, North American Man Boy Love Association, no matter how shady the people in the organization are, makes a few pretty good arguments. For example, if a person is “under the age of consent,” that person may still be fully aware and empowered of what he or she is doing. This especially rings true for older, so-called “children” in their teens. Read more: Michael Lacey | Twitter and Michael Lacey | Crunchbase
According to North American Man Boy Love Association, the law infantilizes people and paints things in black and white in such a way that alienates the individuality of people. For example, way before the age of consent, a person can be wise enough, physically developed enough into an adult and knowledgeable enough to actively involve his or herself with an older person.
Another example that justifies North American Man Boy Love Association’s stance is the fact that legally, it’s not supposed to be okay for someone in his or her 20s to date a teenager because of the risk of “victimization” from the big age difference. Read more: Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund
However, it’s totally okay in the eyes of the law for a person in his or her twenties to date somebody who is thirty years older, and supposedly there isn’t a risk for “victimization” or the older person taking advantage of the younger person with his or her life experience. In fact, such an age difference can lead to an older person somehow taking advantage of a more naive person in his or her twenties.
Also, people grow emotionally and physically to a noticeable extent in their twenties. A person who is at the age of consent of 18 may be a less physically developed, more emotionally fragile, easier to take advantage person; and be a seasoned, mature, physically grown, smarter person by age 23. In fact, we are always growing and changing in life, and a person will always be wiser than at a previous age as time goes on.
Of course, when it comes to younger children who aren’t teens, North American Man Boy Love Association’s stance becomes more dubious and shady.
Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund
The issues that the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund stand for are not on the same level of heatedness as that of North American Man Boy Love Association. Of course, there are many people who are unquestionably against the political stance of Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin when it comes to immigrants.
However, being pro-DACA and pro-DREAMER are not on the same degree of controversy as North American Man Boy Love Association.