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Why 'MAP'?

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JellySlice Mon 17-Aug-20 00:08:22

Why has 'Minor Attracted Person' replaced 'paedophile'?

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SweetGrapes Mon 17-Aug-20 00:11:49

It's rebranding to escape the stigma.

ChanklyBore Mon 17-Aug-20 00:11:51

Morning After Pill?

I must be going down the wrong rabbit holes.

ErrolTheDragon Mon 17-Aug-20 00:14:57

I think the headline of this has it about right, describing it as a 'chilling online propaganda drive'

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8466899/Paedophiles-rebrand-minor-attracted-persons-chilling-online-propaganda-drive.html

MistyGreenAndBlue Mon 17-Aug-20 00:15:12

It hasn't. It's what they call themselves. Everyone else still calls them paedophiles AFAIK

JellySlice Mon 17-Aug-20 00:27:02

MistyGreenAndBlue

It hasn't. It's what they call themselves. Everyone else still calls them paedophiles AFAIK


I haven't seen 'paedophile' used on MN in ages. It's all MAP.

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JellySlice Mon 17-Aug-20 00:28:16

Why are we going along with it?

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RCBadger Mon 17-Aug-20 00:31:38

Paedophile and MAP are not necessarily the same thing. A paedophile is sexually attracted to prepubescent children. An MAP is sexually attracted to people who are minors. If the minor is considered under the age of consent, then having sex with them if you an adult is a crime. But it's not the same as paedophilia.

TyroSaysMeow Mon 17-Aug-20 00:36:22

Hiding out in a layer of the English language they've not yet been nailed down in. The public'll catch on eventually, and start having the same gut reaction to the label 'map' as they do 'paedophile' and 'kiddy fiddler'.

ErrolTheDragon Mon 17-Aug-20 00:38:51

* I haven't seen 'paedophile' used on MN in ages. It's all MAP.*

I just tried an AS, starting date Aug 1st, it's found loads of threads using 'paedophile'. MAP with this meaning swamped by map (hm, maybe that's one reason for using an acronym?)

ErrolTheDragon Mon 17-Aug-20 00:39:35

JellySlice

Why are we going along with it?


We're not.

JellySlice Mon 17-Aug-20 01:13:22

Maybe it's just the threads that I've been seeing. I can't AS on the app.

I see now that there is a difference between MAP and paedophile, though it's not a difference that is commonly known.

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LittlePaintBox Mon 17-Aug-20 01:13:56

The. campaign to normalise adults raping children is older than the Paedophile Information Exchange, who tried to dress it up as a 'right'.

MissMarks Mon 17-Aug-20 01:17:25

MAP is disgusting. They are trying to present themselves as in some way normal. They are not and being as devious as always. Every time this abbreviation is used it should be called out and corrected to sex offender/ pedophile.

ComeOnBabyPopMyBubble Mon 17-Aug-20 01:56:32

It's "rebranding ". It's hiding in plain sight. It's an attempt to legitimise it , sanitise it and make it sound like a valid sexual orientation.
It's an attempt to enter the mainstream. How many twitter handles would put pedophile /hebephile on their bio?

ChakaDakotaRegina Mon 17-Aug-20 02:51:09

RCBadger

Paedophile and MAP are not necessarily the same thing. A paedophile is sexually attracted to prepubescent children. An MAP is sexually attracted to people who are minors. If the minor is considered under the age of consent, then having sex with them if you an adult is a crime. But it's not the same as paedophilia.

I’m disturbed by this comment as it does make it sound more legitimate. I appreciate you are just clarifying. “A MAP Is sexualy attracted to ‘Children and young teens‘ who are minors” is more accurate than ‘people‘.

Puberty happens at different times so we put an age on consent.

I think you’ve raised a good point OP that it’s important that any raise awareness that the term is being used but it’s not acceptable.

thinkingaboutLangCleg Mon 17-Aug-20 07:49:57

All it means is that MAPs want sex with a slightly wider age-range of children than paedophiles, according to the dictionary. They all still want to abuse children, as minors are still children.

Cocothefirst Mon 17-Aug-20 07:52:52

MAPs on Twitter who state their AOA (age of attraction). Some are incredibly young.

They're paedophiles attempting to justify what they do

ItsLateHumpty Mon 17-Aug-20 08:14:52

Cocothefirst

MAPs on Twitter who state their AOA (age of attraction). Some are incredibly young.

They're paedophiles attempting to justify what they do

The fact we are having a discussion about profiles that men post on an open forum (twitter in this case) about their wish to sexually abuse children, and it’s all so casual and open, blows my mind.

And they can also get to fuck with their NOMAP bullshit.

I get that you can’t help what you can’t help, but that doesn’t mean that normalising the rape of children should be accepted without censure.

ItsLateHumpty Mon 17-Aug-20 08:16:55

To be clear, I’m not talking about the discussion we’re having here. It’s the fact that twitter will suspend an account for calling a transwoman he, but talk about the rape of children is all just gravy.

Cocothefirst Mon 17-Aug-20 08:19:32

You're so right Humpty

It's disgusting.

Flapjak Mon 17-Aug-20 08:27:25

RCBadger
You would only use MAP to describe yourself though if there is a significant age difference or you have a fetish for 15 year olds, either way its still child abuse masquerading as a sexual orientation. And at what age do you determine pre pubescent if 9 year olds can have periods ???

Motherofmonsters Mon 17-Aug-20 08:30:50

MAPs are paedophiles its not just the age difference or teens as demonstrated in this twitter exchange

SnuggyBuggy Mon 17-Aug-20 08:35:52

I thought ebephille was the word for under age but postpubescent attraction

merrymouse Mon 17-Aug-20 08:36:38

Agree humpty.

I find the tolerance of this on twitter very worrying.

Is the problem that twitter's moderation policy is very dependent on people posting a complaint, and therefore perhaps not fit for purpose?

Rightly or wrongly, I wonder if people are disproportionately likely to be reported for posting a political opinion because people engage (however acrimoniously ) with 'the other side', but few people would want to voluntarily police people who advocate child abuse.

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