Last week’s statement by the Spanish Minister for Equality Irene Montero (privately, the life partner of Pablo Iglesias, a leader of the neo-Marxist Podemos party) is still echoing throughout the country. The leftist politician, while defending the rights of young girls to have an abortion without their parents’ consent during a parliamentary commission, said:
“Every boy, every girl, every trans child in this country has the right to know their own body, to know that no adult can touch their body if they don’t want them to, and that if they do, then that is a form of violence.
“They have the right to know that they can love and have sexual relations with anyone that they want, based on mutual consent. These are recognized rights,” she added.
The words, that children can have sexual intercourse with anyone they want, by many commentators, were deemed as the next step in the normalization of pedophilia.
Spanish writer Juan Manuel Prada pointed out the consequences of Montero’s views.
“If she decides that small children can choose their own sexual identity and decide about mutilation of their body through a ‘sex change,’ then why shouldn’t they have the right to decide with who they want to have sexual intercourse?” he asked.
Italian priest Fortunato Di Noto, known as a “pedophile hunter” engaged in fighting such practice for a few decades, noted that Montero uses the same language as the pedophile lobby. She preaches the “right to sex” and emphasizes not the adult’s intent, but the child’s consent. Pedophile circles have been saying the same thing as the Spanish minister for years, that children have the right to sex and no one has the right to forbid it, if they consent.
Speaking of minors’ right to have sex, Montero blurs the distinction between children and adults. The same goes for the concept of free consent, and in the case of under-aged individuals, most victims must prove the activity engaged in amounted to abuse. Child psychologists know very well, how easy it is to manipulate children, who are emotionally and intellectually immature, in order to force the supposed “consent.” Actually, pedophiles excel at such games with the underaged, even knowing how to induce guilt in their victims.
Following a wave of criticism, Montero started to complain that she was a victim of “far-right” harassment. Commentators condemning her statement are right. If we make children conscious entities in sex life who are capable of maintaining intimate relations with others, then why would we forbid them to have intercourse with adults?
Activists of the pedophile lobby have asked for a long time that if relations between two under-aged persons are something normal, then why should relations between an adult and a child be treated any differently? According to them, such contacts are even more beneficial for children, who are introduced to the world of sexual relations by someone more experienced.
So, if we hear those two postulates with regard to children: “The right to sex” and “free consent,” a red warning lamp should turn on instantly: Warning! The path to pedophilia! Just as in the case of the statement by the Spanish equality minister. One would like to ask: equality, but for whom?