|BoyWiki Dictionary: Pedophobia (dictionary)|
¹ An irrational or obsessive fear, anxiety, discrimination or criminalisation of real and supposed pedophiles or pedophilia advocates.
Pedophobia is defined as an irrational fear held by an individual towards minor attracted people , but can also connote an institutionalized or state sponsored Pedophobia . It is observable in critical and hostile behavior towards minor attracted people such as discrimination, violence, criminalization and penalization.
- Dictionaries refer to pedophobia as an abnormal and persistent fear of children, however in the context of pedophilia, "pedophobia" is taken to mean an abnormal irrational fear of all things related to the attraction or implied attraction to minors.
Institutionalized pedophobia refers to the unjust and discriminatory mistreatment of minor attracted people by organizations such as governments and corporations, public institutions (schools, police forces, healthcare centers), and other societal entities. Such discrimination is typically codified into the operating procedures, policies, laws, or objectives of such institutions.