I chose this article because it dealt with children. Children, as I always say, are my passion and my love. This article made my stomach almost turn at times. It reminded me of Freud's Theory of the Psychosexual Child. He said that all children are sexual in nature and the way they develop is related sexually, needing to balance pleasure with conscience.
To me, Kincaid's thesis states that we, society, have created or "produce", erotic children. And that 'the erotic' and 'the child' have been dangerously overlapping for too long. Kincaid also uses many examples, like Macauly Culkin's famous copertone ad. And how could he title his article "Producing Erotic Children" without referencing Michael Jackson?
Why would society want to even start eradicating children in the first place? Do we all see it as eradicating? Are children sexual beings? Even at the young age of one or two years old? How do we draw the line between what should and shouldn't be punished when children are eradicated? How are children pictured and thought of as sexually arousing? If a woman prefers to sexually molest little girls, does that mean she prefers females as sexual parteners?
I'm an Early Childhood Education major. This article makes me sad; sad thinking about child molestation. I truly believe children are purely innocent. It makes me sad to think that others can look at children through a different lens than me. I hadn't really thought about this topic. I liked the way it was presented, it was very thought provoking.