Why It’s Important for Journalists to Use Proper Terminology When Reporting Child Sexual Abuse Cases…


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Date: July 19, 2019

01) Why It’s Important for Journalists to Use Proper Terminology When Reporting Child Sexual Abuse Cases


“Rusty, Todd, and Elliott welcome back author and ally Sheila van den Heuvel-Collins as they discuss why it’s important for journalists to use the proper terminology when reporting on Child Sexual Abuse cases in news print and television.”

Minor Attracted Person [MAP] was in use by Michael Melsheimer, the original activist who got the ball rolling with B4U-ACT [and remained with said group, up to his death], as far back as the late 1990’s. Michael was a BoyLover, and much of his interaction with others in the community happened on BoyChat.

It would not be until the mid-2000’s, that a wider range of us took up and started using the term “Minor Attracted Person”.

But the term has actually been around for a really long time…over two decades.

It is possible, Michael coined the term.

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