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A MAPs Journey Podcast


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PUBLISHED | March 7, 2023


A Critical Discussion on the Sensationalized Reporting of Pedophilia and Child Sexual Abuse

 In this episode, Elliott, sits down with Sheila, an author and advocate for the proper treatment of MAPs, to discuss the harmful conflation of pedophilia with child sexual abuse in the media.

Pedophilia is a complex and often misunderstood phenomenon, and the media's inaccurate portrayal of it as synonymous with child sexual abuse only adds to the stigma and discrimination that MAPs face in society. Sheila brings her unique perspective to the discussion, highlighting the reality of advocating for MAPs and the need to distinguish between pedophilia and child sexual abuse to address the issue effectively.

Through their conversation, Elliott and Sheila examine the various ways the media perpetuates this harmful link, from sensationalized reporting to inaccurate language use. They also explore the impact that this has on MAPs, who are often stigmatized and demonized by society as a result of this inaccurate reporting.

This thought-provoking episode provides valuable insight into the complex issue of pedophilia and its portrayal in the media, shedding light on the importance of accurate reporting and language use to avoid perpetuating harmful stereotypes and misinformation. Join us on this journey of education and understanding, as we work towards creating a more informed and accepting society for all.

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