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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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Hell and Heaven in The Divine Comedy by Leonardo Da Vinci

- Human nature has evolved over time in terms of intellect and emotions. The Divine Comedy was the first work of literature to provide a descriptive image of hell and heaven. It allowed As time went one, people’s view of beauty has changed drastically. Body shapes got smaller and society became more self-conscious of one’s physical appearance. In consequence, this obsession with beauty has led to fad diets, extreme exercising, and even plastic surgery. Those who have high statures of themselves crave physical attention and at times belittle others who they feel our not worth to look upon their beauty....   [tags: pedophilia, sins, beauty]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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 ]

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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]

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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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The And The Criminal Justice System

- ... Therefore, it can fluctuate, increase, or decrease with age. It is hard to diagnose those in adolescence. Children in their adolescence are going through changes. During a certain stage they learn about their sexual interest in genders. In the DSM V, it states that adult males with pedophilic disorder may indicate that they become aware of strong or preferential sexual interest in children around the time of puberty. Even with this statement, the DSM V (2013) sees that due to puberty there has to be a time frame for when you can diagnose someone with pedophilic disorder....   [tags: Child sexual abuse, Human sexuality]

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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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Death Of Venice By Luchino Visconti

- ... Voyeurism strongly implies a object and subject relationship as the gaze inherently brings up an observable yet untouchable quality. Death in Venice encompasses a same-sex sexual gaze. Thomas Waugh explains that the “gay subject looks at and desires the object within the narrative” (Waugh 434). Aschenbach as the gay subject, desires and watches Tadzio, the object. Throughout the film, Aschenbach’s gaze becomes our gaze as we longingly lust for this young boy. The film is made up of very slow pans and zooms on Tadzio which emphasis the implicit voyeurism....   [tags: Homosexuality, Sexual orientation]

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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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The Is A Mental Illness That Can Not Be Cured

- Pedophilia Lindsey Riley 11222955 Human Development 300 Abstract Pedophilia is a mental illness that cannot be cured. Male perpetrators chose to victimize children of their own or other children who they have an attachment to. These offenders are not always violent, but they are extremely secretive about what they participate in. Children who have not reached puberty yet are likely to be the target of a pedophile that is close to them. Not all adults who work with children are going to be a pedophile....   [tags: Child sexual abuse, Human sexuality]

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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]

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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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Psychological Disorders And Mental Illness

- ... This is also known as talk therapy or counseling. In the movie, The Lovely Bones, the villain portrayed in this movie has a serious psychological disorder that will be discussed as well as any psychotherapy that may have been used to help him cope with his disorder. The dangerous and unstable event that took place was when George Harvey acted on inhumane urges and created a continuous cycle of killings. In the mist of the movie you will begin to notice he has pedophilia and targets young girls....   [tags: Psychology, Psychotherapy, Psychiatry]

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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]

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Pornography: A Prominent and Detrimental Form of Sexual Objectification

- One of the most prominent and detrimental forms of sexual objectification is in pornography, where it defines a woman’s role as a sexual object for men to use freely (Insert Plato Citation). It was concluded that 88% of the scenes on porn contain acts of physical aggression, which can overexpose men into thinking that this sort of aggression is normal and raise their tolerance of violence (Insert PornStats Citation). It can further warp the minds of the watchers into thinking that this is what relationships and sex are truly like, when in reality many women are forced into the industry or are overly intoxicated to keep the entire experience feeling numb (Insert ThePinkCross Citation)....   [tags: celebrities, rape, victim]

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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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Arranged Marriages Should Be Done Away With People

- Parents know best, or at least that is what some assume. All over the world men and women alike are being forced to marry someone that their parent picked for them. These marriages are not based on love, but on tradition and social hierarchy. To think that parents would view their own social gaining above their child’s freedom and human rights is absolutely appalling, and I strongly believe that arranged marriages should be done away with. People should have the right to make their own choices and decide for themselves....   [tags: Marriage, Arranged marriage, Family, Matchmaking]

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Diagnosis Of Sex Offenders That Target Children

- Groth’s Categorization of Sex Offenders that target Children Similar to the MTC, Groth categorizes child offenders based on the longevity of the behavioral patterns and the offender’s psychological goals. If sexual preference for children has existed since adolescence, the offender is classified as immature or fixated. If the offender appears to have some normal relationships with adults but resorts to children when under stress, he is a regressed child offender. Groth identifies two categories based on the psychological goal of the offender: sex pressure offender and sex force offenders....   [tags: Child sexual abuse, Human sexuality, Sex offender]

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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder ( Ptsd )

- There are many aspects to this case and each of these will be addressed individually. Each section describes issues, some of which overlap, and each needs to be carefully considered and addressed. A treatment regimen must be sought out to address and improve every issue, with minimal possibility for adverse reactions. The first described issues come from the Case Characteristics. Though there are a variety of symptoms described, the majority seem to fall into the scope of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)....   [tags: Psychological trauma]

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Women, Gay, Bisexual And Transgender Rights

- ... In 1967, he was labelled a sex offender and sent to prison. That same year, then-Justice Minister Pierre Trudeau proposed to relax laws in the Criminal Code of Canada against homosexuality, amongst other things, and proposed Bill C-150, which was passed in 1969 (Same-sex Rights in Canada). However, the fight for queer rights had barely started, and was far from over. Despite homosexuality becoming decriminalized following the passing of Bill C-150 stating that “gross indecency” and “buggery” - anal sex - was legal as long as it was between a pair of consenting adults over the age of 21, there was still social stigma against homosexuality (A Chronology of Advances in LGBT Rights)....   [tags: Homosexuality, Sexual orientation, Transgender]

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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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social engineering

- Pedophilia in short is the desire of an adult for sexual contact with children. Pedophiles have been known to molest children only hours after being released from a lengthy prison sentence. In some instances, they kill their victims in order to cover up their crimes. Over the years, society has implemented many attempts to contain pedophilia including such measures as incarceration, therapy, and even castration. Few of these have proven successful. Pedophilia poses an alarming problem for society, particularly the children who are the victims of the sexual abuse....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Sex, Pornography, and Lolita

- Sex is an integral part of society, it permeates the life of every person. In many cases it defines how we act and feel. However, when sex becomes the topic of conversation the conversation becomes uncomfortable and is considered taboo. In this case what taboo means is that the topic, sex, is not up for discussion for fear of social backlash. During the twentieth century, this backlash was often ostracization and shaming. These punishments are not befitting of a topic like sex, sex deserves to be discussed openly and in full view of society as both a medium of expression and an acceptable topic of conversation....   [tags: Pornography Essays]

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Google Brazil and Orkut

- Initially Orkut were available in California, in August 2008 Google were publicized that Orkut would be fully accomplished and operated in Brazil, by Google Brazil, in the city of Belo Horizonte . Orkut is Google's online social network. Orkut Google is famous in Brazil and India. Google have earnings the security to our employers on orkut in very serious way, also they left to excessive distances to help them and to keep them. Different from several other social network sites, orkut wants the users to be 18 years old to use the facility....   [tags: social network, friends]

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Sexual Disorders

- People have different opinions and ideas about normal or abnormal sexual behaviors. Sex is common all over the world, and all people are interested in it. The most common disorders are homosexuality, sexual dysfunctions, and sexual deviation. The only reason why these disorders are unique is due to the norm established by society, but they are not necessarily abnormal (Dombeck, 2002). Sexual orientation describes patterns of sexual and romantic attraction towards someone else. Normally one pole attracts the other, but in this case, it does not work like that....   [tags: social issues, sexual deviation]

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Serious Business: Exploitation of Women

- Serious Business: Exploitation of Women Women and girls are being exploited every day in this world. Even though this has been around for centuries this epidemic has to stop. The number one victims of this behavior are women and young girls. Some of these ladies who are disabled usually become the number one source. According to Daniel B. Rosen, he states “Almost universally, authors believes and studies support two premises: (1) that women and girls with disability are the victims of violence and exploitation to a higher degree than is commonly assumed;(2) that collection of data on women and girls with disabilities who are subject to violence and exploitation is nearly impossible owing to...   [tags: Women's Rights]

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Virginity Narrative and Life Choices

- Virginity is a social construct because it is not founded in objective reality, but rather in imagined reality or the collective imaginations of humans. Hanne Blank, author of “Virgin: An Untouched History” could not find a medical definition of virginity. Ann Knöfel Magnusson noted in Scarlteen that physically there is no difference between virgins and non-virgins. Virginity was an idea invented human imaginations, and is ultimately defined by our imaginations. The definition of virginity is far from set in stone, ultimately virginity is contextual and relative to culture, time period, and who you are asking....   [tags: Hanne Blank, films about virginity analysis]

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An Additional Facet of the Incest Taboo: a Protection of the Mating-strategy Template

- THE ORIGIN AND MAINTENANCE of the incest taboo have been sources of interest and debate for decades in a number of different disciplines. The universality of the taboo, in one form or another, has served to fuel the discussions. Nested within differences in the theorists' orientations and conclusions is a consensus that, with very few exceptions, sexual intercourse is prohibited between members of the nuclear family who are not spouses -- father-child, mother-child, son-sibling, daughter-sibling....   [tags: Psychology]

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Symbolism in How I Learned to Drive by Paula Vogel

- Paula Vogel’s play, How I Learned to Drive, artistically tackles the disturbing issue of incestual pedophilia. The play’s protagonist Li’l Bit narrates the action as she goes through her memory of specific events. Much like stream of consciousness, her narration does not lead chronologically to scenes in her past. Rather it jumps back and forth between the present and different points in her life. She tells of her memories of youth and her sexual and emotional relationship with her Uncle Peck....   [tags: How Learned Drive paula vogel Essays]

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Exploring God Through The Hound of Heaven

- Exploring God Through The Hound of Heaven   Francis Thompson lived in London at the end of the nineteenth century. He led a life that was often out of accord with the will of God, but repented near the end of his life and found God. He wrote an autobiographical poem, "The Hound of Heaven", based on his experiences. By analyzing this poem and Thompson's message, we can learn the truth of the statement "God's greatest attribute is His mercy."    Thompson's troubles kicked off in the Soho district of London....   [tags: Hound of Heaven Essays]

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Defining Lolita: the Novel and the Name

- Defining Lolita: the Novel and the Name In his essay, "On a Novel Entitled Lolita," Vladimir Nabokov tries to answer the age-old question, "What is the objective of the novel?" He quickly replies, "...I happen to be the kind of author who in starting to work on a book has no other purpose than to get rid of that book..." (311). There is more to his response than this, however. He goes on to say that his book was not written to celebrate pornography or pedophilia, nor was it written to promote Anti-Americanism (313 - 315)....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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The Indignity of the Church

- The Indignity of the Church In the article “The Priest Scandal”, by Carol Cannon expresses her views in the American Journalism Review regarding the scandals within the Catholic Church. She continues to explain how the Catholic Church has been trying to keep the whole issue hidden from society. Carol Cannon makes a point how the media has struggled with pursuing this issue for many years, while America wasn’t ready to hear the truth on such a controversial topic. Carol Cannon is writing to many different groups....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Pedophile Priest Scandal

- ... Once the story broke, the Times devoted 225 separate pieces, including reports and commentary, to the matter. During that interval the story appeared on the front page of the Times on 26 occasions (Nelson, 2009). High profile scandals attract lots of speculation, rumors and general talk. This scandal was no different. Allegations and accusations that homosexual priests were molesting children, a conspiracy was going on to cover up the abuse and many others. The church had a study done by researchers at John Jay College....   [tags: investigations, allegations, arrests, trials]

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Same-Sex Marriage

- Forty-two years ago, the United States Supreme Court unanimously voted against the laws of Virginia that banned interracial marriage, officially ending years of oppression towards couples of different races (Loving). Yet today, decades after the civil rights movement, another form of subjugation is plaguing America. This subjugation is of the homosexual community, as most states ban same-sex marriage and refuse to even recognise it. Opponents of same-sex marriage state several reasons as to why it should not be permitted, however, these arguments often prove to be based on opinion and personal faith rather than reason and legality....   [tags: Equality, argumentative, persuasive]

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The Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2009—Ensuring Equality in the Workplace for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Workers

- For 29 States in the US, it is legal to fire an employee for being gay, lesbian or bisexual. 38 States in the Union have no laws on record preventing discrimination against gender identity or expression—commonly known as transgender. While these statistics may be disheartening for many gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) individuals, it is not all doom and gloom. Employment protections and rights for GLBTs have grown exponentially in the past two decades. Fortune 500 companies have helped lead the charge for securing equality for gays and lesbians in the workplace....   [tags: Discrimination, argumentative, persuasive]

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Homosexuality And American Society : It Is 2050 And All Freedom Of Thought Has Been Taken Away

- Homosexuality in American Society It is 2050 and all freedom of thought has been taken away. Your children and your children’s children are being brought up in a society that believes beastiality, incest, pedophilia, and homosexuality are all acceptable simply because they have the right to their pursuit of happiness. American society is travelling a road that’s end is a place of distorted happiness at the cost of it’s own morality. Through the origins of American society, through the origins of homosexual thought, and through the revelation of the progressive pattern of the so-called sexual revolution, the evidence as to why homosexuality is immoral in American society shall be presented a...   [tags: Homosexuality, Same-sex marriage]

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The State Of California, A Violent Predator ( Svp )

- ... United States (1983), where it was determined that Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity (NGRI) acquittees must prove that they are no longer mentally ill or dangerous in order to be released from confinement (SCOCAL, 2011). Likening NGRI acquittees with SVPs, the Supreme Court of California determined that since no violation of due process was found in the Jones case, none would be found in McKee’s case. McKee also argued that Proposition 83 was a violation of ex post facto prohibition, and believed that the amended law had been used punitively against him (SCOCAL, 2011)....   [tags: Psychiatry, Mental disorder, United States]

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A Child Molester's Mind: How They Choose Their Victims

- In this essay I will be discussing the definition of Child Molestation and providing data about the topic through various sources researched to understand why abuse takes place and those who abuse. What is Child Molestation. Child Molestation is a crime that can involve different sexual or salacious activities done to a minor child by an Adult. Children who are victims of Child Molestation are usually under the age of fourteen, and the Molester’s age can range anywhere from sixteen years and above....   [tags: Criminology]

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Not For Sale: The Sexual Exploitation of America’s Children

- Prostitution is said to be the world’s oldest profession. Often prostitutes are thought to be seductively dressed women standing on the street corner calling out offerings of a good time in exchange for payment. That is an accurate depiction however, it is just part of the massive sex industry’s variety of marketing tools used in prostitution. The women and young girls standing on the corner are but a small fraction of a much larger picture and harsher reality. Trafficking of is the new innovative business model used in the profession called prostitution....   [tags: prostitution, trafficking, resources]

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Children And The Different Ages And Genders Of Children

- take toward children and the different ages and genders of children. Some offenders want more of the companionship that they lack with people of a lawful age and it is easier to receive that relationship with children because they are unaware of what is happening and what is right or wrong in a relationship with an adult. There are other offenders that want to take full advantage of the child and have oral and sexual intercourse with the child. The worst kind in my opinion are the pedophiles that are more like the sexual sadists that are not satisfied with just sexually abusing the child ,but they also feel gratitude in torturing them and emotionally and mentally assaulting them, making the...   [tags: Child sexual abuse, Human sexual behavior]

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Media Representation Of The Body And Its Continuous Depictions

- The 21st century is in a constant battle of media representation of the body and its continuous depictions of it in provocative and sexualized styles blasted at young adults and child audiences. Thus, these kids are all rapidly exposed to sex and images of what is considered ‘sexy’, which quickly becomes the perceived norm for all of them. As a result, our civilization struggles to formulate controls and laws on these forms of media that, especially when it comes in tandem with the variety technological developments, as newer and better forms of them are pumped out every second....   [tags: Human sexual behavior, Sexual intercourse]

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The Internet and The Increase of Online Predators

- A change has occurred regarding the increase of online predators. The internet has been one of the most important technological advancements this century. The internet has allowed people from all over the world to communicate with family, friends, and strangers. But it has also caused major concern. With everyone communicating through online forums, social networks, and chat rooms, it is impossible to figure out who the people are talking to. With the internet, people are able to live multiple lives....   [tags: online forums, social networks, and chat rooms]

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Analysis Of Sherwood Anderson 's ' Hands '

- ... Hidden, shadowy doubts that had been in men 's minds concerning Adolph Myers were galvanized into beliefs” (57). This paragraph indicates that the men of the town had suspected, because of his effeminate traits, that Adolph was homosexual, and were waiting for someone to confirm their suspicions. However, it also implies that the schoolboy was actually gay, being ‘enamored of’ Myers and having dreams of him. Rather than blame the young boy, who is believed to be innocent and pure, they condemn Myers solely out of suspicions and the word of an unreliable young boy....   [tags: Posttraumatic stress disorder]

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The Negative Effects of Technology on Society

- Technology has more negative effects on today’s society than positive. Due to technology in the past few decades Canine Shock Collars have been increasingly popular. Students in school pay more attention to texting than they do their classes. Violent addictive video games have made their way into American homes. Parents encourage their children to not text as much, but them to face the problem of constant communication. The Internet gives the students easier ways to cheat in school, and reinforces laziness....   [tags: Negative Impacts Technology]

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Carl Rogers' Theory of Person Centered Therapy

- The theories of Carl Rogers brought about much change to the world of psychology. He was the first to publish complete therapy sessions for later review and study. Changing the term “patient” to that of “client” since talk therapy is non-medical for his approach calling it Person Centered Therapy is often now the preferred term (Kirschenbaum & Jourdan, 2005). The main objective of “Person-Centered Therapy” would be that of helping the client in assuming responsibility and putting it into the client’s hands by way of “shifting their standards” back to client instead of others (Thompson, 2003)....   [tags: acceptance, empathy, christian]

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Jared Scot Fogle 's The Subway Guy

- Jared Scot Fogle became known as the “The Subway Guy” in the year 2000. Fogle was able to lose two hundred and forty pounds and attributed it mostly to eating Subway. For fifteen years Fogle was a friendly face of the company (Levey, 2003). Jared not only lost weight but he gained wealth and notoriety. Gaining all of these things in a short time could have led to his demise at the same time. Today his friendly face of Subway is overshadowed by the fact he is a sex offender. He will be required to register as one until the day he dies....   [tags: Child abuse, Child sexual abuse, Jared Fogle]

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The Effects Of Sexual Abuse On Children

- Has your child admitted that someone in their life has sexually abused them, and you aren’t sure where to turn. It doesn’t matter if the abuser was a public caretaker or figure, or if the incident happened privately, you need legal protection and a legal consultation right away. Children are the most vulnerable to be abused between the ages of 7-13 years, but sexual abuse can happen to any child at any age and is a problem that can get overlooked. As children, 1 in 5 girls will experience sexual abuse, and 1 in 20 boys will be victims....   [tags: Child abuse, Child sexual abuse]

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The Crime Of Female Teacher Sex Scandals

- ... For primary deviance, the teacher may have labeled herself in this role, with no consideration to the public view. Either the teacher may be oblivious to the cases of teacher sex scandals, or they just do not care. A teacher may know beforehand when going into the position, or the teacher may develop the attraction over time alongside the student. With the rational choice theory, the event is thought out before taking place. The female teacher may consider the attraction and deny it, or follow through....   [tags: Child sexual abuse, Human sexuality, Sexology]

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A Fundamental Element That Brings Society Together

- ... The ones I have chosen fit my style and personality best.’ (4)”. Similarly, the criteria for acceptable conduct in society cannot be simply described, and contains extremely complex beliefs and personality. Furthermore, the author continues to describe the influences on one’s persona by including the effects of time and place, ideas, mass culture, and psychology. With each subcategory, varying aspects of outside sources greatly affect how one forms their world view, including one’s definition of conventional principles....   [tags: Morality, Ethics, Critical thinking, Philosophy]

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What Makes Up An Unusual Sexual Fantasy?

- ... Based on these statistics it is appropriate to consider these fantasies as normal. Human nature can create the desire for companionship and romance. While this may not be true for everyone, most people fall under this classification. Therefore, this may explain why a majority of the participants in this study said that they fantasize about a romantic sexual relationship. “Fetishism is almost exclusively found among men and, in its milder forms, is quite common.” (Weinberg, Williams, & Calhan, 1995, p....   [tags: Human sexuality, Human sexual behavior]

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The Sleeper by Edgar Allan Poe

- The Sleeper, by Edgar Allan Poe, was first published in the Poems of 1831; this poem has since been revised from its current version which was printed in 1845. This poem was written during the Romanticism Period. This time period is defined as a time in which poets began to “rebel against the Neoclassical restrictions and dominance of reason as poetic aim. Romantic poetry celebrated the imagination over rationality, passion, and dreams over reason and external reality, and isolated individuality over collective humankind....   [tags: Poetry Analysis]

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How Accurate are Stereotypical Crime Movies?

- Criminal masterminds are often overthought by stereotypical movies. We all love our hi-tech exclusive gadgets, and we love our laser-dodging art thefts, but do these things really happen. The public often likes to think they do, because it is an overwhelming experience to be engaged in such a movie. The real “pros”(Dolnick, 14) will still go for the easy way. Which raises a question; Criminal masterminds exists, but do they actually enjoy the risk of theft, and disobeying the common law. To dive into such a question, we can’t just consider art theft....   [tags: thieves, thrill, money]

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Child Beauty Pageants, a Controversial Issue

- The popularity of child beauty contests seems to be increasing dramatically every year causing more and more controversy as time goes on. Many people do not agree with children being forced to fulfill their parents' dream by taking place in a pageant .It is very common for young girls to be obsessed over Barbie dolls, the perfect hair combined with the flawless makeup has provided a fantasy idol for all young girls to look up to, but who would have thought the doll would come to life as a 5 year old girl competing in a beauty pageant....   [tags: Children, Contest]

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Gay Marriage Is The Religious Groups

- The first main group that is against Gay marriage are the Religious Groups. They do not consider Gay Marriage as a marriage. They see it as a big sin, a sin against Gods values and rules. In the Book of Genesis it says,” God created man in his image; in the Divine image he created him; male and female he created them. God blessed, saying; “Be fertile and multiply: fill the earth and subdue it “(Gen; 1; 28-29). Religious people fallow Gods Rules and because Gay Marriage has nothing common with the marriage between opposite sexes, they do not consider and accept it as a Marriage....   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Marriage, Homosexuality]

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Los Intocables ( The Untouchables )

- Los Intocables by Erik Ravelo Los Intocables (The Untouchables) is a controversial art series by the Cuban artist Erik Ravelo. Ravelo uses powerful images to bring attention to and comment on the exploitation of children throughout the world. These images are provocative and bring to the audience’s attention important issues that are occurring in the world around them. Los Intocables shocks the viewer and opens his or her eyes to all the horrors children face in our world. These images together create an effective piece that upset the viewer and causes the people who looked at it to desire change....   [tags: Childhood, Child]

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Are We As A Country Islamaphobic?

- ... (Taleb, Amer). The biggest spike was around 2001, it rose from under 50 to over 400, due to the attack on September 11, 2001. Recently threats have been sent to a criminologist, “just days after publishing his research into online Islamophobia. One internet troll even accused Imran Awan, of Birmingham City University, of being worse than members of the barbaric jihadist group Islamic State.” (Pit, Bob). Imran Awan states, “It has become easy to indulge in racist hate-crimes online, and many people take advantage of the anonymity to do so....   [tags: Islam, United States, Sharia, Muhammad]

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The Passions Unrestrained By Moral Law

- ... It was God’s will that he leave his wife and family for this new relationship. Despite what he knew of scripture and his position of Christian leadership, his attraction aroused feelings that seduced him to believe emotionally what he knew rationally to be a lie. He was not a weak or undisciplined man from a natural point of view. He had survived the “Bataan Death March” during W.W. II. He had also built a highly successful business. And as a Christian, he presented the Gospel to others, taught bible studies, and provided business and spiritual leadership in his church....   [tags: Morality, Human, Religion, Value theory]

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`` Dracula `` By Bram Stoker

- ... Harker describes the event in his journal as; “There was something about them that made me uneasy, some longing and at the same time some deadly fear. I felt in my heart a wicked, burning desire that they would kiss me with those red lips” (Stoker 29). Bram depicts Harker as confused because during this time period, it was unheard of for a woman, let alone three, to aggressively pursue a man for sexual pleasure outside of marriage. This is pointed out by Mitchell R. Lewis’ analysis of this scene when he states,” Harker seemed to become hypnotized by the woman’s aggressive behavior” (1035)....   [tags: Dracula, Vampire, Dracula, Nosferatu]

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Public Opinion And Supreme Court Decision

- ... Giles, Blackstone, and Vining say it best, “…judges, like all human actors, cannot exclude their own preferences from their decision-making” and “…like other actors judges’ preferences may be shaped and revised by the social forces in their environment” (2008, 295). Justices are human and are constantly being shaped by their environment. There is no way the justices in some part are not shaped by society for they live in the society they judge. Therefore, the attitudes of the justices change due to societal changes....   [tags: Supreme Court of the United States]

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Sex And Sexuality Are Trending Topics

- ... However, my mother always told me that dating in school was not really love or puppy love. My parents did not allow me to date or talk on the phone to boys until I turned sixteen. It was clearly spelled out that sex was not an option, and birth control was the topic of my high school life. I was scared to have sex because my peers were having babies, my mother and pastor put the fear into me as a child. I did not want to sin and go to hell. I just knew I was going to graduate and get married....   [tags: Sexual intercourse, Human sexuality]

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A Call Over a Bride

- There are many married clergymen throughout the world, mostly Lutheran or Anglican (Pinto). The Catholic Church still requires its priests and bishops to remain unmarried, though there are many married priests that converted from Anglican or Lutheran. The number of vocations in the Catholic Church is decreasing, which one Lutheran argues, is caused by “men who, when needing to make a choice, opt for a bride over a call” (Hoh). So, if priests could get married, more people would answer the call (Hoh)....   [tags: Religion]

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Sexual Deviancy and the Internet

- History defines us. History is what makes changes to both norms of society and what is socially acceptable for any lifestyle. That being said, how does the internet and sexual deviancy play a role in our history and how has it changed through time. What is acceptable in the terms of sexual variation now from our past as a world and as a society. Times changes and so do viewpoints on what is sexually acceptable, however, some forms of sexual deviancy such as pedophilia will never be acceptable by any standards of human decency....   [tags: Atypical Sexual Behavior, Internet Pornography]

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Beauty Pageants: Right or Wrong?

- "Welcome to the world of spray tans, Tammy Faye makeup, big-hair wigs and swimsuit competitions. Miss America. Not exactly." (themomblog.ocregister.com) This is the reality to some children under the age of six in America. This is not the way childhood should be viewed or lived like. There are many different types of beauty pageants in today’s society. The ages range from three weeks old to eighteen years old. Beauty pageants make up a good part in our life, because we are always judging on looks and not what’s on the inside....   [tags: Social Issues]

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Civil Rights For Civil Unions

- Civil Rights for Civil Unions Marriage has been a topic of discussion for many years now. Questions like where and when it should be done, and what would happen if divorce or death were to occur are some of the basic need-to-know things during marriage. For same-sex couples however, they do not have this option. In fact, they barely have any option at all. Same-sex couples have been discriminated against and mistreated for as long as anyone can remember. Even with all the stress and trouble marriage brings, heterosexual married couples still reap from the federal benefits of being married as man and woman....   [tags: LGBT, Marital Benefits, US Law]

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Power of Diction: Vladimir Nabokov

- A theme is any universal idea explored in a literary work. After reading the novel Lolita it became obvious that there were multiple themes occurring throughout the book. In my eyes the most important theme of them all was the power of diction and how Nabokov honored words because they elevated his artwork otherwise dreadful topic. This particular book is known for being risqué, but it is important to note that there are no four-letter words or any obvious graphic material; that's because of Humbert's word choice....   [tags: Lyrical Language, Alliteration]

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