Why You Need to Fight Pedophiles Rebranding as Minor Attracted Persons

MAP advocates ride on the success of the LGBTQIA community and liberalism, but there are limits to what society can accept

Michelle Aarons
4 min readSep 16, 2020


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Our children falling victim to pedophile attacks can probably be considered one of the worst nightmares of any parent. Predatory behavior by such persons can destroy a child’s innocence and leave one scarred for life. We have heard horror stories and recognize the dangers.

I had a near-traumatic experience in my childhood, although I am grateful that it did not progress into anything serious. I have a childhood friend who was scarred for life by a pedophile attack, however.

In many jurisdictions, sex offenders are required to be part of a registry so that the community is warned of the potential dangers.

Just recently, pedophiles have become more visible, hoping to gain acceptance and sympathy from society. This stems from the successes that the LGBTQIA community has had in terms of gaining wider acceptance from the global community after being shunned for so long.

Persons with predispositions toward sexual attraction for children and minors now believe they should be accorded the same benefit. Since the word “pedophile” connotes nothing but negativity, they have come up with their a rebrand. They want to be called Minor-Attracted Persons or MAPs.

The term minor-attracted person (MAP) refers to people with any condition that means they are sexually attracted to minors (those below the age of consent).

I believe this is wrong on so many levels.

No matter how you put it, anyone who endangers or places unnecessary risk to a young child who doesn’t know any better is unacceptable. The term “below the age of consent” speaks for itself. To fantasize and ultimately indulge in an activity with anyone who is not mature enough to consent is an offensive and impermissible act.

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Michelle Aarons

Copywriter and digital marketer since 2005; I have ghostwritten on Forbes, Entrepreneur, The Next Web, and more. Friend, lover, mother, and cat momma.