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Youth Attracted Person
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Youth Attracted Person (YAP) is a sometimes-used variant of the established term Minor Attracted Person intended to repudiate the concept of Minority.
American Conservatives have identified "YAP" as an attempt to push the "normalization of pedophilia" to its "logical conclusion" following the successful spread of "MAP" within academia. For them, that conclusion is namely the "abolition" of Minority itself; the death of childhood.
Publicity and development
The term has a mixed, and ambiguous history.
ZeebDemon, Elon Musk and Alice Day
It first received widespread media attention in April 2023, following an online controversy involving Twitter owner Elon Musk and ZeebDemon, a trans (female-identifying) pro-paraphilia, Youthlib influencer. ZeebDemon also published a "YAP Flag" at the same time.
What is rarely mentioned about this controversy, is that ZeebDemon is not a self-identifying MAP, but in categorical terms a Child Sexual Abuse survivor who rejects mandatory victimhood status. They had over 2000 followers with a high interaction rate and made regular contributions that were at best adjacent to MAP discourse. It is therefore highly likely that Musk and Twitter's actions inadvertently recruited a sizable number of followers to the MAP Movement and alliance.
Possible prior use in trolling
Prior to this (early in 2023), it was mentioned repeatedly on the temporarily closed video networking site FreeSpeechTube. Some users believe that this promotion was a hoax perpetuated by trolls from Operation Underground Railroad or other hostile actors, although this remains speculative and hard to prove.
It is hard to find examples of "YAP" on Pediverse prior to FST-derivative discussion of the term, but one long-time pro-c activist has stated that others were discussing it in late 2022.
Derivative of "MAP"
Researcher, Sarah Jahnke has seen the term in limited use in 2021, among her participants.
- Youthlove - A term that has been used by some anti-assimilationist MAPs and Youthlibs.
- ↑ Google Scholar Results
- ↑ Daily Mail on Zeeb's controversy
- ↑ FOX on Zeeb's controversy
- ↑ UFC Fighter on Zeeb
- ↑ ZeebDemon's archives
- ↑ One of many examples of an account "Senty", thought by some to be a possible troll, using "YAP" on FST
- ↑ Jahnke, S., Blagden, N. & Hill, L. Pedophile, Child Lover, or Minor-Attracted Person? Attitudes Toward Labels Among People Who are Sexually Attracted to Children. Arch Sex Behav 51, 4125–4139 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10508-022-02331-6