Youth Attracted Person
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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, and it is unknown when it began to be used. Nevertheless, considerable publicity was seen in 2023.
ZeebDemon, Elon Musk and Alice Day
"YAP" first received widespread media attention in April 2023, following an online controversy involving Twitter owner Elon Musk and ZeebDemon, a trans-woman, pro-paraphilia, Youthlib influencer. ZeebDemon also published a "YAP Flag" at the same time.
YAP Flag by ZeebDemon
A rotated YAP Flag was posted at the same time
What is rarely mentioned about this controversy, is that ZeebDemon was at that point not a self-identifying MAP, but a Child Sexual Abuse survivor against gaslighting and 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 likely that some of the users adopting the term were trolls, although those who suggested its use might have been sincere.
Derivative of "MAA/MAP"
Researcher, Sarah Jahnke has seen the term in limited use in 2021, among her participants. As early as the 00s, an online magazine and forum for MAPs (at the time MAAs - Minor Attracted Adults) used the term "Youth Attracted".
- Google Scholar Results
- Daily Mail on Zeeb's controversy, FOX on Zeeb's controversy, UFC Fighter on Zeeb. Now on Mastodon at @LittleDemonLoli@freak.university
- ZeebDemon's archives
- Two users of the MAP Community adopted the term, but it was soon adopted by trolls
- 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