1458 words - 6 pages shedding the blood of man isasin against the Lord and abortion is killing a living being without giving it a chance to live.
Reverend John C. Reiss, from The Catholic Bishops of New Jersey states, "The call to defend the poor and the helpless is the most basic duty of Christians. If the life of a child in his mother's womb is threatened, no one is safe. Our faith calls us to witness this truth by our action - All human life is sacred!" The Lord calls us to defend all that is sacred and defend the helpless, the Holy Bible says rather similarly, “Defend the cause of the weak and fatherless; maintain the rights of the poor and oppressed. Rescue the weak and needy; deliver them from the hand ofVIEW DOCUMENT
1272 words - 5 pagesHow do you define the word “prostitution”? Is this only a business of selling or buying of sex? Researcher said that it is beyond the physical act between a men and women for money. Abolitionist came up with many ideas to prohibit the prostitution business but they could not make it happen. In ancient era, there were women who were treated like prostitutes called concubines and now they are called sex workers. Prostitution started centuries ago and still it is going on. Although prostitution is illegal in most part of the world, the number of sex workers is increasing gradually. Prostitution should be legal in order to terminate criminalization of prostitutes, provide safety to the sexVIEW DOCUMENT
1554 words - 6 pagesIt isaSin to Kill <a href="http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2657.To_Kill_a_Mockingbird" title="To Kill a Mockingbird">Tom Robinsona>"Mockingbirds don't do one thing but make music for us to enjoy. They don't eat up people's gardens, don't nest in corncribs, they don't do one thing but make music for us to enjoy. That's why it isasin to kill a mockingbird." (90) This quote is stated by Miss Maudie, underscoring the point of view of Atticus, who isa lawyer given an uphill job of substantiating a black man's innocence who is accused of raping a white woman, Mayella Ewells. To Kill a Mockingbird is an inspirational and thought provoking story that is the first and the only novelVIEW DOCUMENT
1948 words - 8 pagesBetween the 1960s and the 1980s, the priorities of Americans shifted from a patriotic concern for the country’s welfare to a concern for self-advancement. “A 1980 study by UCLA and American Council on Education indicated that college freshmen were more interested in status, power, and money than at any time during the past 15 years. Business Management was the most popular major” (Whitley). Similarly in the graphic novel, Sin City, wealth, power and status play an important in the dynamic of the environment. The main character, Marv, isa strong, athletic and lonely man has a personal vendetta against the most powerful man of Sin City, Cardinal Roark. The author, Frank Miller shines lightVIEW DOCUMENT
1759 words - 7 pagesIn a world that often seems to revolve around patriarchy, we are all taught about gender roles and pressured to adhere to them, whether they are enforced or not. For example, the female gender role involves women having children, cooking and cleaning, and being overall submissive. The male gender role focuses on men being the “bread-winners” and “protectors” of their household, by working, being tough, and having a dominant nature. In both Purple Hibiscus and Sinisa Puppy that Follows You Home (commonly referred to as Sinisa Puppy), two West-African based novels written by female, feminist authors, the characters seemed to fit into their stereotypical gender roles perfectly, especiallyVIEW DOCUMENT
1646 words - 7 pagesSex education is about informing students about sex so that they can make educated decisions when the time comes to have sex. Sex education helps students protect themselves from unintended pregnancies, STDs, and HIV/AIDS. Students should leave asex education course with the right tools so they make informed decisions about their sexual health and well-being. The goal of sex education is to provide a student with as much information as possible so that they can use the skills they learned in class for the rest of their lives.
However, for some time now, sex education has been a hot button issue in the United States. The debate is over which form of sex education is best forVIEW DOCUMENT
885 words - 4 pagesLooming shadows fall starkly across rain-slick streets. A door chain jiggles because a very bad man wants to come in and hurt someone. Hookers pull guns from their garter belts. Tough, tough talk comes from bruised lips that dangle cigarettes and spit blood.The villians are unspeakably evil. The heroes are compromised and overmatched. The city is filled with corruption but the country is even worse.In "<a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0401792/" title="Sin City (film)">Sin Citya>," two of today's greatest stylists join forces in an audacious synthesis of graphic novel and movie. It has the logic of a nightmare. It is movie-making pared down to the essentials PaulineVIEW DOCUMENT
1240 words - 5 pagesUsually when you turn on the television, pick up a daily newspaper or weekly magazine; there is some controversary over same-sex marriage. The political storm over marriage is now intensifying as gay couples flock to their local town hall or courthouse. It's hard to believe that the <a href="http://www.sfgov.org/" title="San Francisco">San Francisco'sa> mayor took the matter in his own hands and started issuing marriage license and then marrying the gay and lesbians on the steps of the courthouse, even though it is illegal to do so in most states. (Kanaley). Men and women traveled miles to get a chance to become married life long partners in what maybe the first steps of trying to getVIEW DOCUMENT
4029 words - 16 pages slots to be resolved. Large numbers of teenagers surveyed indicated dissatisfaction with the portrayal of the subject in televised and filmed media, many suggesting a belief in the media's tendency to exaggerate the significance of sex in everyday adolescent life. However, the medium of television can also be utilised in order to communicate the complexities of adolescent sexuality. This is demonstrated potently in the post-modern show Buffy the Vampire Slayer, which attempts to convey the ambiguities of sexual morality without simplifying or condemning the issue.Often, <a href="http://www.hulu.com/buffy-the-vampire-slayer" title="Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Full Episodes and ClipsVIEW DOCUMENT
598 words - 2 pagesThe controversy over same sex marriages has been highly debated over the last ten years. While arguments against it stem from the concern for the "safe-haven" of the family, the moral implications of homosexuality, and the government's interest in encouraging procreation, there have been steps taken to make these unions legal. The <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States" title="United States">United Statesa> is slowly being forced to admit that the restriction on homosexual marriages isa biased and outdated practice.Among the many arguments against gay marriages is the belief that they somehow adversely affect the sanctity and safe-haven of the family. However, itVIEW DOCUMENT
8743 words - 35 pages in which more young people were engaging in premaritalsex at an earlier age and were not more inclined to marry simply because it was recommended by family members. As the times changed and progressed, their views followed, and likelihood to engage in sexual relations before marriage has almost doubled within the past forty years. (Gerstein, 2000, p99-101)
The [Catholic] church defines premaritalsex as a mortal sin. According to the church, God's view of sexis simple: sexis wonderful within marriage, and outside the marriage, it's an offense to the inventor (God). The ideal of sex within a marriage is, as the Bible sees it, total nakedness, total unity, total love, totalVIEW DOCUMENT
2221 words - 9 pages occur; there are many other reasons to consider before making this big mistake. By not getting involved in premaritalsex, one can be assured of a better future compared to those who choose to have sex before getting married. There will not be a problem when the time comes to find a spouse as those who abstain from sex until marriage are regarded as respectable, in contrast to premaritalsex-doers who are deemed cheap and indecent. They will also be free from guilt and are able to experience pleasure and satisfaction in marriage later in life.Most religions do not approve of premaritalsex; in fact, it is considered a mortal sin in almost all of them. Judaism, for instance, onlyVIEW DOCUMENT
1105 words - 4 pages useful experiences for an individual growth.
There are a lot of religions prohibit sexual intercourse before marriage. Catholic churches say that according to the Bible, premaritalsexis named as fornication which literally means the action of sexual activity between the unmarried couples. Catholic believes that sexisa powerful gift which is given by God for human’s procreation and any action that takes sex as an entertainment without a serious commitment would be considered as asin. Also, premaritalsexisa major cause of unwed pregnancies. Many women have become single moms since they practice copulation without a caution for unintended pregnancy. Moreover, the risk of getting STIVIEW DOCUMENT
826 words - 3 pagesSexually active teenagers, in <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States" title="United States">Americaa>, are a significant problem that we should be concerned about. A question that teenagers everywhere think about is when to have sex. Many different religions instruct us to wait until one is in a loving marriage to have sex. Not only are religious leaders preaching abstinence, but now public schools are also teaching students on the advantages of abstinence. Premaritalsexisa growing, and important issue. Premaritalsexis usually the cause of sexually transmitted diseases, <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teenage_pregnancy" title="Teenage pregnancy">teen pregnancyVIEW DOCUMENT
1097 words - 4 pages appears to be important to her, using the phrase “if I had to, then I suppose I would” in response to Tante Lou's question if Vivian would leave the church for Grant (Gaines 114). However, she also says she hopes she will not have to leave her religion and that Grant and her will “work it out” when they marry (Gaines 114). From this conversation, Vivian isa very devout Christian and nothing else in the novel points to her not being a devout one except that she and Grant, on numerous occasions, have premaritalsex (Gaines 108, 141, 210). In 1 Corinthians, Paul blatantly tells the Corinthians that it is immoral for anyone to engage in premaritalsex (Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition, 1VIEW DOCUMENT
1834 words - 7 pages adolescents having premaritalsex increased dramatically and adolescent are become sexually active at a much earlier age than was the case previously.Today in this world premarital ""sex does exist. In my point of view having premaritalis not sin. But I do believe that there are some people who abuse it. They do not always know when they ready and sometime they use sex to help escape their problems. I wish people could wait until they marry but in this world today it not always possible. Indeed, a great deal more is known about teenagers attitude towards sex and how early and how often adolescent engage in sex than is known about the meaning of sex to young people in their pointVIEW DOCUMENT
1274 words - 5 pages<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Premarital_sex" title="Premaritalsex">Pre-Marital Sexa>Premaritalsexisa huge problem in society today. People everywhere are not waiting until they get married to have sex. People having sex today are not aware of the consequences that come with having sex. They just think it is fun and there are nothing other than fun comes with having sex.Some people tend to have a lot of sex. They say they do it for the satisfaction. They believe sexis fun. It is perceived to be a great thing from the time one is young. Going to elementary school kids always talked about the day they were going to have sex. They looked forward to it. WhereVIEW DOCUMENT
1118 words - 4 pages the risk to those who have premaritalsex while still discouraging it. Abstinence-plus programs are even developed better than abstinence-only programs in that they are more effective in discouraging student from having premaritalsex. This efficiency may be why a majority of the American population is in support of the teachings of contraceptive uses.
A report by the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy stated that seventy-four percent of adults believe that young people should learn about contraceptive uses in addition to the benefits of abstinence (Albert 7). So why do some schools still teach abstinence-only programs? It is clear that these abstinence-only programsVIEW DOCUMENT
574 words - 2 pages pregnancy. Sometimes when their lovers ask for sex, they don't know how to refuse them. They may think that by having sex, they can uphold their romantic relationship. On the other hand, some teenagers are overconfident and curios. They think that they are capable of doing anything. Unfortunately, they are not familiar with contraception. These lead to an increase of teenagers' premarital pregnancy. Many of the pregnant teens would ask peers for help, instead of telling their parents.Finally, if a family is healthy, the risk of teen pregnancy would be greatly reduced. In contrast, if one's parents are divorced, the risk of teen pregnancy would increases because the teens want to pursue aVIEW DOCUMENT
865 words - 3 pages not about sex. However, having premaritalsex can build the bond between couples as it isa kind of expression of love. By having sex, there is connection of love between couples, and it can build the trusts at the same time. It then becomes the foundation to improve their relationship, and they will finally come out with the plan to live and form their own family together with their partners. According to Justin Lehmiller(),for some men, sex may be their primary way of communicating and expressing intimacy.Besides, they can still maintain their relationship before and after marriage. Whenever they are in argument, sexis quite a good way for them to solve their conflicts. They will haveVIEW DOCUMENT
719 words - 3 pages against unwanted pregnancy and disease can only result in more tragic abortions, increased infection of sexually transmitted diseases, and continued unnecessary fear and apprehension of sex.
Gordon Hugenberger, senior minister of the Park Street Pulpit acknowledges that premaritalsex in ancient times was rare indeed. Was this due to a more pure morality? No. It was because the average age for marriage, especially among women, was the mid-teenage years. Premaritalsex among teenagers is nearly unheard of in ancient times because they were typically already married by the time they become sexually active. Similarly, according to an article written in the Hindu Website (httpVIEW DOCUMENT
1154 words - 5 pagesMany people expect for their children to wait until marriage before they engage in sexual activities. The reality is, today 75 percent of both American men and woman have had premaritalsex by the age of 20 (Potter). As teens go through puberty, their hormones increase and make them more likely to want to engage in sex going to have sex regardless of what their parents tell them to do which is why I believe that age-appropriate comprehensive sexuality education programs are important to have in school. As I also believe that parents should talk to their children about safe sex as well. Previously being a kid myself, I know that many feel that sexis an uncomfortable subject to talk aboutVIEW DOCUMENT
782 words - 3 pages the various dangers and grotesqueries in the world around us. Birth control education isa hot button issue, one that is still up in the air. It makes sense to have as much information available to teenagers but certain adults would disagree. Others think taking the risk is alright, but many teens are well informed on sexual intercourse despite certain people who would rather leave this out of schools and out of the ears and mouths of babes.Religious Conviction - "Thou Shalt Not Commit Adultery..." - One of the Ten Commandments, as taken from the Holy Bible.Religion is the biggest advocate of abstinence. Several if not all faiths believe that premaritalsexisasin andVIEW DOCUMENT
1455 words - 6 pagesPremaritalSex
The controversy over premaritalsex has never been more profound than it is today. The very mention of the word brings forth radically different reactions. At one time, the very subject of sex was taboo, and then the sexual revolution was introduced as a time when people were unrestrained and open to explore their sexuality. Today, many have become so inordinately apprehensive about sexually related diseases that they perceive premaritalsex as totally foolhardy. I am of the opinion that the decision to engage in premaritalsex should not be condemned by either faction. The ultimate determination isa totally personal decision that must be thoroughly contemplated withVIEW DOCUMENT
1609 words - 6 pages sexual acts. Some people believe that AIDs isa disease that was sent by God to punish the homosexuals. AIDs is thought to have been started and contracted by the gay and lesbian population. Unfortunately it has carried over into toe ''straight'' life style too. But premarital sexual active people are about the only one that suffer from this disease. Premaritalsexis another sin against God. Some think that AIDs is God's way of saying ''If you are going to go against me, when you shall pay the coincidences."
Some people ask several questions on how we (people against homosexuality) should treat the gays and lesbians. Well, we as Christians should love everyone just as Christ did andVIEW DOCUMENT
1744 words - 7 pagesAbstinence: To chose or not to choose? Many teenagers just don't understand the responsibilities that go along with being sexually active, they don't even think about them. But maybe they should sit back and think before taking part. People should not be having sex just to have it, but because they are in love. The only time premaritalsex may be okay is in the boundaries of a loving, trusting relationship. Other wise you will most likely regret it when you get older. There is so much feeling that goes into being sexually active most teenagers wouldn't even be able to handle the emotional stress that gets added to the relationship after engaging in intercourse. TheVIEW DOCUMENT
1068 words - 4 pages differ the need for bonding and the need for sex. Couples identify caring behaviors they would like from their partners, and identify “turn-ons/turn-offs.” Fourth section couples explore the pleasure of physical bounding and touch. It also addresses early sexual decisions, sexual myths, and jealousy are also addressed. Fifth section is use to clarify expectations and goals. After completing the five sessions couples use the skills and insights learned to help negotiate a contract or set of expectations for their relationship.
Williams, L. (2007). Premarital counseling. Journal of Couple & Relationship Therapy, 6(1/2), 207-217.
1193 words - 5 pages. People engaging in premaritalsex are statistically known to suffer consequences in their later married lives. Additionally, along with the prevention of unwanted pregnancy, chastity helps to thwart the spread of sexually transmitted diseases. From a religious standpoint, sex was designed for the purpose of re-creation, not recreation (Houdmann 8-9). When a person engages himself or herself in chastity, his or her overall wellness is of an admirable quality in which he or she fully understands the purpose of a life giving process.
Why should a person resort to chastity when forms of birth control are plentiful? Any person can go to the local drug store and obtain condoms. In today’s societyVIEW DOCUMENT
1563 words - 6 pages correct. For example in the countries such as Belgium(?) and Italy,where they are extremely religious, anything other than abstinence, especially in young teenagers and adults, is extremely looked down on, as the religion in that country declares premaritalsexasin(Parker, Wellings, Lazarus). But in contrast, in places where religion isa respected part of history, but considered less relevant, such as in countries like Spain, sexuality isa more relaxed subject, though it is still considered necessary to be treated with responsibility and accountability(Parker, Wellings, Lazarus).
Religion is not the only major factor, economy and legal restrictions being among some of the others.
573 words - 2 pages confidence and wider options. More educated women may be better able to enter marriage under circumstances that promote stability.Improved educational status promotes unity within a relationship, and recent evidence suggests that women's economic contributions can enhance marital stability.While the rising age at first marriage, and to a lesser degree, improvements in education have played a role in decreasing the divorce rate, there are other factors working to pull the divorce rate in the opposite direction. In particular, initiation of sex before marriage, involuntary sex, premarital parenthood, higher rates of cohabitation as well as racial and religious heterogamy are eachVIEW DOCUMENT
1498 words - 6 pages the couple will not understand their spouse’s feelings. “Spouses talk at each other all the time, but no one hears or understands a thing.” (L.T.). To have a successful marriage listening and understanding is essiental. “You can increast your odds of having a lasting marriage if you learn how to communicate.” (L.T.) Statistics prove that communication is extremely improtant to create a long marriage and lower divorce rates in America. In a desperate act to lower the soaring divorce rates in the United States, congress has considered premarital counseling as a solution. “Believing that knowledge of a future spouse’s thoughts and beliefs concerning finances, children, employment, sex andVIEW DOCUMENT
2732 words - 11 pagesIntroduction
There are about 300 million young people aged 10-24 in India, that is, one amongst every 4 Indians (1). Mumbai is one of the most westernized cities in India, but talking or discussing about sexual practices is still considered a taboo in majority households. Between these two contrasting scenarios is the youth of Mumbai, whose attitudes toward sex have been changing dramatically with premaritalsex and high-risk sexual behaviors becoming commoner than ever (2). This was revealed by a survey carried out by a non-governmental organization in Mumbai (2005), according to which premaritalsex among 18 to 20 year-old girls and boys was as high as 65.6 and 63.3 per centVIEW DOCUMENT
543 words - 2 pages her sin, and it will never be brought up again. This doesn't mean that they won't be punished later on for their sin, whether by authorities or by God. For example, if a person has premaritalsex, they can be forgiven, but may be punished with a sexually transmitted disease later on.People also cannot expect to be forgiven by others, if they do not forgive as well. In Matthew, Peter went to Jesus and asked him "Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him?" to which Jesus replied "seventy times seven" (The Student Bible, Matt. 18:21-35). He then told the <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parable_of_the_unforgiving_servant" title="Parable of the unforgivingVIEW DOCUMENT
1048 words - 4 pages).<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sex_education" title="Sex education">Sex Educationa> does not really believe that assume that sex education should only be provided in instructive institutions and the family unit. Such should actually be provided by the mores that the family provides, which makes sex education represents state interference.However all those debates have already been mentioned in religions. For instance, some religions say that the premaritalsexis immoral, which makes the believers consider this morality and include it in sex education. On the contrary, other conservative creeds think that the sexual education cannot be avoided, and all of thoseVIEW DOCUMENT
719 words - 3 pagesCause and Effect Essay - Christianity Causes Divorce
“Bible Belt Couples ‘Put Asunder’ More,” the New York Times proclaimed on May 21 of this year: “The divorce rate in many parts of the Bible Belt is roughly 50% above the national average.” So much for the notion that secularism is to blame for the decline of traditional families, among other frequently lamented social ills. Apparently, in a least a few states, the divorce rate correlates to an excess of piety, not the absence of it.
What do we make of this amusing correlation? I doubt that religiosity directly causes divorce, but in some cases it may cause marriage, by condemning premaritalsex and cohabitation as sinful; andVIEW DOCUMENT
1254 words - 5 pages Alfred C. Kinsey is regarded as the first major figure in the research of human sexuality, more specifically masturbation. Kinsey was groundbreaking in his research on sexuality and made it possible to talk about sex. In the early 2000s, masturbation has become more accepted for both males and females yet there is still a stigma about discussing it openly (Wells, 2006). Societies and Cultures views on masturbation have changed over time and vary depending on who you are, where you are from, and the family you grew up in. Religious views on masturbation are more rigid and unchanging, unless the religion itself changes.
While the bible talks about premaritalsex, adultery, and sexualityVIEW DOCUMENT
601 words - 2 pages that Prospero has taken Caliban’s property. Caliban’s dilemma directly parallels Prospero’s situation when his brother usurped his position. This lust for power and ownership should not override what are your God-given properties.
2. What is your character's conception of sin? Of justice?
Caliban’s concept of sinis far different from an outsider’s view. Christianity, for example, frowns upon premaritalsex however, Caliban’s practice of sexuality, such as shown in the attempted rape of Miranda. While some may view his actions as a rape, Caliban’s intentions were not on human connection but on population and procreation. To Caliban this is viewed differently than the other characters whoVIEW DOCUMENT
592 words - 2 pagesPROBLEM STATEMENT
In Malaysia, sexual activities among unmarried teenagers are on the rise. Being an officially Islamic country that practices Eastern values, this is definitely a major concern. Just before dawn on New Year’s Eve 2010, Spak, K. (2014) reported that the Malaysian morality police have apprehended 52 unmarried Muslim couples, of which most are still students. Worse, premarital pregnancy among teenagers also shows a staggering number. As of 2013 from the span of January until March, Shah, A. (2014) stated that Malaysia has recorded a number of 1,048 premarital teen pregnancies. In simpler calculations, this means there was an average of 12 teen pregnancies a day.
The westernVIEW DOCUMENT
697 words - 3 pages<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Premarital_sex" title="Premaritalsex">PremaritalSexa> Hum..... what do most people think about premaritalsex? If you ask me, I would say go for it. (hehehe) The bad things that I think about premaritalsexis that if someone get pregnant before getting <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marriage" title="Marriage">marrya>, most likely they will not be ready to have a child. They will either have to do an abortion and be a bad, crew, mean person or keep it and fuc* up you life.I'm just now 18 years old and i know that I'm not ready for having a kid, I've have friends that is younger than me that has already have a baby girl. The girlVIEW DOCUMENT
1205 words - 5 pagesWhat isPremarital Counseling?
Premarital Counseling is defined as a type of therapy that helps couples prepare for marriage and it is often provided by a licensed therapist. Therapist is known as a marriage or family therapist. There are also the options of seeking counseling through your religious institution if that works better for you and your future spouse (Mayo Clinic Staff, 2013) .
How to prepare for Premarital Counseling?
When embarking on any new venture in your life you need to follow steps that lead up to that instant, so below isa checklist that you and your future spouse should follow in order to secure that you’ve chosen the right individual helpVIEW DOCUMENT
4161 words - 17 pages alone to deal with the consequences of her actions. Deciding to carry the pregnancy to term, she was allowed by her parents to move back into their house while they helped to support her financially. In addition, they took care of her beautiful baby girl, Jordan, while Jenny finished school and became a registered nurse. This young woman's decision to engage in premaritalsex affected not only her life but the life of her family as well. The pregnancy resulting from her act caused her boyfriend to break up with her, and it also cost her parents, who were kind enough to help her through that difficult time, thousands of dollars. Jenny is now a single woman of twenty-five who would like to marryVIEW DOCUMENT
2152 words - 9 pages, has some emotional and physical downfall especially when done at a very young age. They blame the comprehensive sex education for failing to discourage premaritalsex especially at this time when the HIV pandemic is busy devouring young people in various parts of the world (Deborah 2). In fairness, both programs were designed to decrease the incidence of STDs and teen pregnancy. However, only one program should be implemented in school; a program that emphasizes the importance of abstinence. Abstinence only program is the only approach that can contain the spread of HIV/AIDS, that instill moral values by discouraging fornication, that discourages the use of birth controls like condoms andVIEW DOCUMENT
1088 words - 4 pages stereotypes.
The importance of virginity varies from culture to culture. In Islamic cultures, a young woman is strictly forbidden from losing her virginity before marriage. A non-virgin is thought to bring shame onto herself, and her family. In fact, the family of a young female who engages in premaritalsex can be severely punished or even killed. (Kalyani) In oriental societies, sexis barred before marriage; this asserts sexual control over the females. Not only is strongly encouraging women to abstain from sex before marriage used as a sexual control, virginity is also considered a business asset. Virgin brides are worth more in the marriage market (Schlegel), as apposed to someone withVIEW DOCUMENT
2145 words - 9 pages church frames in an entirely different light than sexual sin. This condemning and judgemental culture completely ignores inner-marital, heterosexual intercourse that may deviate from the norm put forth in Christian culture through role-playing, the use of sex toys, oral sex, or even coitus beyond the purpose of procreation. The Pharisaical attitude Bessey describes shows how Christian culture applies a certain aspect of Warner’s theory--all sexis shameful--but not the core of it--shaming certain people for sexual behaviors is useless.
Warner’s theory of universalizing sexual shame can be applied to Christian culture by eliminating the hierarchy of sin, which has no scriptural backing anywayVIEW DOCUMENT
566 words - 2 pages, beautiful and innocent. Their deaths were portrayed as resulting from a loss of innocent, generally through premarital sexual contact. The descriptions of the dead bodies were graphic and occasionally erotic in nature. (Cohen, 277-306) These descriptions came at a time when the literacy rate was rising rapidly and the relatively free attitude towards premaritalsex was changing to a more restrictive one. Thus popular media portrayed these new sexual attitudes and reinforced them in a larger segment of the population than it had previously. The message appeared to be that women who were sexually active before marriage were doomed to horrible fates. At the same time the erotic descriptions ofVIEW DOCUMENT
1956 words - 8 pages speaker wants his partner to stop withholding her virginity from him. Donne writes that she must know that no one would say that the blood mingling in the flea would be “asin, nor shame, nor loss of maidenhead,” (1038). Firstly, the word “maidenhead” is quite simply a synonym of the word “virginity.” Subsequently, the vast majority of people reading this poem would recognize those three words together as being some of the less desirable consequences of premaritalsex. Finally, in the triplet at the end of this stanza, the speaker complains that the flea is allowed to enjoy her without having to court her at all. Using the word “enjoys” instead of another word such as “feeds” makes it seemVIEW DOCUMENT
1440 words - 6 pages. The way around this big idea of honor is just to pass through it’s legs in a way. The idea that it is something that should not stand in a person’s way because after all it isa fake. Alice Brabcová in her article talks of the endless attempts at trying to segregate the sexes as a way to avoid pre-marital relations between man and women but that was a vain attempt at something that would be impossible since during the seventeenth century there was about twenty-five percent of women that had been pregnant before she was even married. The reason being as Brabcová says was that being able to carry a child was important and the only way to find out if it was possible was to have premaritalsexVIEW DOCUMENT
1193 words - 5 pagesSeduction in John Donne's The Flea
Poetry is not only a brilliant form of expression, but also a powerful tool for persuasion. The renowned metaphysical poet John Donne uses the genre for this very purpose in “The Flea,” a work in which he encourages a young woman to have premaritalsex with him. Donne backs his argument by referring to a flea that has sucked his own blood as well as his lover’s. In the first stanza Donne assures the woman that sleeping together would be a minor act. When he says “How little that which thou deniest me is” he promises the woman that the act would be as miniscule as the flea is in size (1.2). Also, by using the word “deniest” he triesVIEW DOCUMENT
1583 words - 6 pages with lots of admirers. Psyche is the typical woman who uses kiss, tears, and endearment to manipulate things, and she is attracted to wealth and power (Parker and Murgatroyd 400-404).
Although there has been numerous perspective and analysis about the story, this writer views that The Tale of Cupid and Psyche isa depiction of realities that existed until the modern age. There are four aspects in the story that continue to happen nowadays and they’re the premaritalsex, the discrimination of parent or mothers to a potential daughter-in-law that belongs to a lower economic or social status, the value for family, and the belief on the divine intervention.
The premaritalsexisVIEW DOCUMENT
1917 words - 8 pages and kills the flea, hence committing asin. Her finger is blood stained: "Purpled they nail in blood of innocence?" and so he calls her cruel. The flea had done nothing wrong except for suck the blood of her and then him, bringing their two bloods together.By the end he is saying her fears of premaritalsex (sin) are false. If she lost no honor in killing the flea then why is it that she cannot engage in sexual activity with him ("when thou yield'st to me"). He tries to say provoke her by saying that if she could do something so sinful as to kill, then why is it then she cannot sleep with him. Here he playfully suggests sex through an image and tries to persuade her from her decisionVIEW DOCUMENT