“Al-Taʿshaat”– How the Sexual Exploitation of Iraqi Minors Became an Acceptable Act 

The terms “Al-taʿshaat” [Iraqi term for teens], “Al-heloueen” [catamites], and “Al-froukh” [chicks], which we categorically oppose the use of, characterise gender stereotypes that were created in relation to “masculinity” by heteronormative society, and thus define certain social roles accordingly. This is similar to the social perception of women’s gender roles. The sexual exploitation of Iraqi minors has been transformed into an acceptable act.