Debate Guide: Reverse sexualisation
One example of reverse sexualisation comes from a Junior Armani poster, which was criticised for sexualising children. It is clear that the 74 moralistic, totally 'non - pedophilic'(!) UK complainants had somehow "deciphered" just how the boy himself oozed sexuality, and how his - one would imagine, innocent - pose implied a precocious and sexual nature. The role of conditioning - even guilt in this process is easy to see. For what other reason would a human being instinctively perceive something as so "sickening" yet "sexual" at the same time? If there really is something universally and timelessly "dangerous" about the sexually attractive child, we have yet to see the expected instinctual response, instead relying on the social construct of contemporary morality to save the children.
A recent example of denial - a possible attempt to crack down on "sexualising" the most sexually explicit material can be seen in the language of the british IWF, where all mentions of "pornography" must be replaced by "images of child abuse".