The infantilization of Western culture

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past tense: infantilized; past participle: infantilized
  1. treat (someone) as a child or in a way which denies their maturity in age or experience.
    seeing yourself as a victim infantilizes you
    Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice. University of North Carolina at Pembroke. Infantilization is a behavioral pattern in which a person of author- ity interacts with, responds to, or treats an elderly person in a child-like manner.
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    According to the FreeDictionary.com, infantilization is defined as, “the act of infantilizing, the act of prolonging an infantile state in a person by treating them as an infant.”

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