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Psychological Dispositions: Pedophilia and Paraphilia - ... Researchers from CWYA say in their report pro-pedophilia groups are pressuring the American Psychological Association to normalize pedophilia the same way pro-homosexual groups did in the 1970’s. They also report while these groups complain of being stigmatized they use language to manipulate and desensitize people into believing pedophilia is not harmful. Instead of the term pedophiles CWYA says pro-pedophilia groups use milder terms such as “minor-attracted persons”. Yet another tactic is to label the opposition referring to them as bigots Who in Their Right Mind Would Normalize Pedophilia....   [tags: sexual molester of children, freak] 1384 words
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Pedophilia, and Sexual Offenses - ... This dependency will lead children to accept what they are told to do by adults even if it is something questionable. The deciding factor in a a pedophile's decision to attack depends on the attacker's access to the child. In instances of in-home abuse 42% of attackers were fathers, 58% were stepfathers including boyfriends of the mothers as well as uncles, grandfathers and other family members. One third of offenders in this research group were other "trusted" adults in the eyes of children like teachers, sports team coaches, activities planners, among others....   [tags: sexual preference for children]
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Pedophilia and Technology: Advances in Technology Enables Pedophiles Greater Access to Children - Psychological disorders can exceed more than to just a person with a disorder that needs medication to regulate. Specific disorders not only can hurt the person who suffers from it but it may hurt others around as well. There are many psychological disorders that may be harmful and dangerous to society or a community but the most common one is pedophilia. “Pedophilia is defined as a persistent sexual interest in prepubescent children, manifested in thoughts, fantasies, urges, sexual arousal or sexual behavior” (Seto 164-165)....   [tags: technology, internet pornography] 943 words
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The Derivation of Incest and Pedophilia as a Repressed Societal Fear in Dracula - The Derivation of Incest and Pedophilia as a Repressed Societal Fear in Dracula Franco Moretti provides a cogent argument for a particular understanding of societal fears existing in the Britain mind of the Victorian Era manifest in the gothic novel, Dracula. In his reading of Dracula, he chooses to extrapolate these fears along the lines of Marxist and psychoanalytic interpretative frameworks. Though Moretti admits that “it is hard to unite them harmoniously” (Moretti 104), he does not suppose these two frameworks to be mutually exclusive....   [tags: Dracula Essays] 1459 words
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Pedophilia - Paedophilia: comes from the Greek word; paidophilia, which means friendship. But such a meaning denies the true horror of their beliefs and actions. A paedophile is a person who fantasies about having a relationship with young children. It is a person with a dark, destructive and a disturbed mind. Society in general is revolted by these people but they are encouraged to view it with understanding. Many health officials describe it as a mental illness that has no known cure. This is why they have to hide their tendencies from public view....   [tags: Sexual Criminals] 1672 words
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Hell and Heaven in The Divine Comedy by Leonardo Da Vinci - ... Individuals who used their vanity of belittle individuals have their mirrors explode into their face and body. Since, the urge of vanity is strong there are forced to remove the pieces from their bodies and reassemble the mirror, only to have the process repeat over, as their bodies and face become disfigured and horrendous like the actions they did to others. Sinners of vanity are a teenager girl at Starbucks fixing her hair multiple times to take a picture with her Frappuccino as she purses her lips together as if making a mating call to a duck....   [tags: pedophilia, sins, beauty] 881 words
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Analysis of the Twilight Saga by Stephanie Meyer - The Twilight Saga, a series written by Stephanie Meyer has quickly gained mass popularity throughout college, high school, and even middle school. I thought I would enjoy a book about vampires as I saw everyone reading it and hearing about it in conversations. Interested, I received the book and began reading only to realize at the end, that this was just another romance novel about a girl stuck in a love triangle between a vampire and a werewolf. But if read between the lines, is Meyer implementing the ideas of sexual perversions throughout her books....   [tags: pedophilia, necrophilia, biting] 765 words
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Lolita by Vladamirs Nabokov - Vladamirs Nabokov’s novel titled Lolita explores the taboo topic of pedophilia and obsession. Humbert Humbert, the main character, has always had a strong attraction to young girls around the ages twelve to thirteen or nymphets as he likes to call him. He watches them play in the park, likes to look at pictures of Girl Scouts and enjoys watching them swim in the pool. Humbert reflecting on his life tries to justify his actions that have landed him in jail by writing them down in a manuscript. He writes to his readers about how he met Lolita, the twelve year old daughter of his landlady, and chronicles how he constantly fantasies about fondeling her body and eventually taking sexual action to...   [tags: pedophilia, obsession, young girls] 1981 words
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Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov - In Vladimir Nabokov’s novel Lolita, Nabokov elects to ignore the societal need to establish a clear ethical dichotomy when dealing with crimes such as pedophilia. Nabokov instead writes main character Humbert Humbert as a man rich in humor and individuality. His behavior evades negative connotation and conveys absolute sincerity. He doesn’t acknowledge the interwoven perversity within his actions towards Dolores Haze because he does not identify with it. Humbert’s genuineness contrasts with the overwhelming social criticism towards pedophilia....   [tags: ethical dichotomy, pedophilia, freudianism ]
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Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov - ... Lana seems to forget that Lolita did, in fact, escape from Humbert Humbert. She ran away from Humbert due to his numerous attempts to take advantage of her and to steal her innocence. Lana Del Rey is not identifying with Lolita, but associating herself with the outlandish notion that a 12 year old girl willingly seduces 35 year old men and misinterpreting the tragic story of Dolores Haze (How Lana Del Rey...). On the cover of the 50th anniversary edition of Lolita, there is a rather troubling quote from “Vanity Fair”....   [tags: drugging, pedophilia, incest] 2190 words
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In Support of Proposition 83 - In Support of Proposition 83 "A rape or sexual assault occurs every two minutes. A child is abused every 35 seconds" (Schwarzenegger). Proposition 83, also known as Jessica's Law was made by the parents of Jessica Lunsford. "Five months ago, my daughter was taken from her bed, across the street, repeatedly raped for three days and then she was buried alive," said Mark Lunsford, Jessica's father. "These are not the kind of things that are supposed to happen to our children" (Comey). Yet, sadly these horrific things go on everyday....   [tags: Pedophilia Child Abuse ] 1503 words
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Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita - ... Child molesters blaming their actions on traumas in the past was exactly the event critics fear if the ideas in Lolita become widespread. Proceeding from mental disorders, Humbert brings up his other “side” who mistreated Lolita. This ushers in dissociative identity disorder to the novel, another illegitimate excuse critics believe can be used as a justification for child molestation. Mark Nicholls also finds Humbert’s admission of another personality. He states, “For in Humbert, from the beginning, there is that other side of his personality, the side in which sexuality...bound up with the pursuit of perversion” (162)....   [tags: banned books, pedophilia, intense sexual content] 1353 words
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The News Media Must Stop Stereotyping Priests - A social problem can be described as conditions that affect the quality of life of a large number of people, effect cherished values, and is something that can or should be remedied. One major issue in society today that concerns me is something called singular classification. Every person is different. We have our own views and opinions, and we come from different backgrounds and upbringings. Singular Classification, or stereotyping, however takes every trait about a person and makes it disappear by grouping people together by race, social class, or religion....   [tags: Pedophilia, Catholic Priests]
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Pedophilic Disorder - 1. Define pedophilic disorder, being sure to describe the “typical” individual with this disorder. Second, describe a form of therapy that has been used with pedophiles. (233) Pedophilic disorders are where the individual experiences consisted and frequent sexual urges, fantasies, or behavior that involve touching and rubbing a non-consenting individual. It is also said that men with this disorder usually have other psychological disorders. Individuals, usually develop this disorder in adolescence and have been abused, neglected, punished, or deprived a close relationship during their childhood....   [tags: sex with a child, psychological disorders]
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Humbert the Pedophile - Humbert the Pedophile Lolita, the novel by Vladimir Nabokov, tells the story of Humbert Humbert, who is a perfect example of a pedophile. Although the character Humbert Humbert describes his feelings toward the twelve year old Lolita as love, in actuality, it is obsessive lust. Nabokov does an excellent job displaying the characteristics of pedophilia through this character. Reading Lolita makes us conscious of the need to be more aware that pedophilia is alive and well in our society today. In developing this point, I will examine pedophilia and its clinical characteristics as they relate to Humbert Humbert and our society....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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The Correlational Effect A Pedophile has on Their Victim - It is a scary thought to know that a pedophile is moving into your neighborhood. The parents become suspicious and worried, because they would be devastated if anything were to ever happen to their child. They want to know everything about the pedophile, like past convictions. The person wonders how an individual could ever do those sexual acts to a child, knowing very well the outcome of their choice. Their immediate assumption is the pedophile is a vial human being, unworthy of acceptance and forgiveness....   [tags: Criminology ]
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Can Pedophiles Be Cured? - Have you ever asked the question, how we know if a pedophile or sex offender can ever be cured or rehabilitated. Would I be comfortable with them living in my neighborhood. If you have you are just like the rest of the world. Pedophilia is a true illness, and not just in my opinion it also in the DSMIV 302.2. We may never truly be comfortable with the thought that researchers say Pedophiles can not be cured, but they can be rehabilitated in time with and they have test to prove it, Pedophilia is a medical diagnosis, which is defined as a psychiatric disorder in adults or older adolescents, ranging from ages 16 and older....   [tags: Sex Crimes]
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Mystic River: Comparing the Book and Film - Mystic River is a crime novel went straight to the bestseller lists on 2001 written by Dennis Lehane. The reproducing film Mystic River by Clint Eastwood also won countless Awards. As Lehane points out in his interview with Linda Richards: “ 50 percent of the reviews has said this is not simply a crime novel.” Which obviously pleased him. The psyches and nature of human are the most fascinating parts in his novel. In the story Dave Boyle was abducted as a child and being molested. He lives under struggle and shadow for his entire life....   [tags: Dennis Lehane crime novel, movie adaptations] 1117 words
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Child Sexual Abuse in the Catholic Church - In over a period of years, an increasing amount of attention has been shed to the problem of child sexual abuse in the church. While churches, and other facilities which care for children, have had their experience of this problem, most attention has been brought to the abuse in the Catholic Church. Around the world, case after case has been seen in the press of clergy and members of religious orders being charged with sex offenses against children. Some of these cases go back decades....   [tags: Pervert Priests]
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Pedophiles and the Criminal Justice System - When one thinks of a young child one thinks of joy, innocence, and being carefree. Too often than not though that innocence is taken from a young child through sexual abuse. Studies have shown over and over again that a child who has been sexually abused carries those scars with them into adulthood, many times affecting adult relationships. When a person thinks of a child molester they see in their minds the dirty old man image. This is not the case in most abuse cases. Usually the child knows the person that is going to harm them....   [tags: Pedophiles Essays]
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Fetishes and Fetishistic Disorders Past and Present by Alfred Binet - When you hear the word “fetish” most people automatically think of something they would consider to be “weird” or “disgusting.” However, most people never stop to think of the origin of fetishes, why people engage in them, and how the people suffering from what is now called fetishistic disorder deal with their urges and feelings in their day to day lives. When put into perspective, fetishes are not what they seem and the people that have them are not so “strange” after all. The term “fetishism” first came to light in 1887....   [tags: fetishism, sexual fetisism]
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Ethical Treatment of Clerical Phedophilia - The ethical practice of mental health must include not only the wellbeing of the patient in question, but also the physical and mental safety of the community. Although the role of a mental health practitioner must ultimately concentrate on helping the distressed individual, if this individual somehow poses a threat to those around him or her, ethical precautions must be taken. The paraphillic diagnosis of pedophilia must be handled with utmost care, as the psychiatric health of the patient is in question, as well as the mental and physical safety of possible victims around the patient....   [tags: Ethics ]
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The Effect of Language in Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita - The Effect of Language in Lolita        What really is reality. How can we define reality. The very nature of such a subjective subject means that there are as many answers as there are questioning minds on the planet. Therefore, reality can only be defined as what it means to each of us. We learn particular ways of looking at life from our experiences, which we gain from our interactions with others. This is the basis of an elaborate theory called "the social construction of reality." In modern America, one of the largest social groups to which we can belong, certain values are instilled into our impressionable minds; for example, not many of us would accept pedophilia....   [tags: Nabokov Lolita Essays]
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Sexual Assault of Children - Introduction Sexual assault of children by adults is an epidemic that has reached significant proportion. According to Raymond Webster PhD, child sexual abuse “is typically defined as involving either actual physical or nonphysical contact experiences between a child and an adult in which the child is subjected to sexually based exploitation, humiliation, or degradation (Webster, 2004). “The sexual abuse and exploitation of children is one of the most vicious crimes conceivable, a violation of mankind’s most basic duty to protect the innocent, James T....   [tags: Sociology, Sexual Abuse]
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Gay Rights in Russia and Interview Analysis by Fareed Zakaria From CNN - Gay rights in Russia Gay rights has always been a controversial issue in Russia. Russia has anti-gay laws that cause big conflict in the country. Some of the laws that were passed include the gay propaganda law which is against exposing children to any gay media. Another big law which is on its way to being passed is they law against gay people adopting children. Because of this big issue going on, Fareed Zakaria a CNN news reporter investigates the situation. Zakaria interviews Valery Gergiev, an artistic and general director of Mariinsky Theatre....   [tags: Discrimination, Equality] 798 words
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Islam: A Religion of Peace, or of Violence? - “Is Islam a religion of terror?” It is a question that many people ask. When people who claim to be doing the will of Allah by being the cause of terrible events such as the attacks of 9/11 or the Boston Marathon bombings, it is a question that is a fair question to ask. It was a question that I did not have a clear answer on before I started to research. When I asked some people, they adamantly replied that it was indeed a violent religion. Then when I asked other people such as a British Pakistani girl named Meezaab, they replied that it is a religion of peace....   [tags: terrorism, Qu'ranic texts]
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Social Deviance and Social Norms - Social deviance is a violation of social norms. So what qualifies as a social deviant. According to sociologist, Howard S. Becker the best definition of social deviance is, “It is not the act itself, but the reactions to the act, that do something deviant.” In cultures around the world, there are many practices Americans find deviant, but in other cultures, it’s the norm. In many countries around the world, girls are married as young as 11 years old. To Americans, that is considered child abuse and rape, but that is only because of our social norms....   [tags: criminal deviants, marriage, rape, abuse]
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