Fetish. A taste—often sexual—for a particular body part, object, material, texture, type of situation, or type of person. This taste often falls outside of society’s sexual norms. It can become an issue when someone fetishizes a person for their race, for being trans, or for some other reason why society can discriminate against them. This issue happens when pursuing a fetish isn’t done with care about those power dynamics, or when the person is reduced to being no more than a fetish (without their consent).

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