This is something that I have taken notice of not so recently.
If a male 18 or older calls a 10-year-old boy ‘‘cute’’. It is very likely that they will be accused of being a pedophile.
If a woman does that… no one bats an eye.
I really don’t think feminism is the cause of this, rather I feel that this is vaguely homophobic as it implies that men cannot view another male as ‘‘cute’’ for any reason.