Statistical Infrequency At Nammala

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Time Magazine wrote about a sad story of a young boy in the early 1990’s. This young boy, who eventually was rescued, was a part of NAMBLA or North American Man-Boy Love Association. This young boy was used by older men who were a part of NAMBLA and who supported sex between men and boys as acceptable, normal, and healthy. NAMBLA worked underground and its members included various average, normal looking men such as teachers, therapists, physicians, attorneys, and other common occupations. Let us now look at how this situation is abnormal. NAMBLA’s view that sex between men and young boys is abnormal in five different ways. The first is statistical infrequency. NAMBLA’s view is statistically infrequent because most people would believe …show more content…
Like stated before, if polled the consensus would be that NAMBLA’s actions would be unacceptable while NAMBLA’s actions were considered acceptable by the members. NAMBLA’s actions also are not normative. Almost all of Americans have sex with the opposite gender that is around their same age and this is considered a cultural norm. Therefore, NAMBLA’s actions go against the norm and are abnormal. NAMBLA’s actions are unexpected as well. It is not often you hear a story about a secret underground group that has sex with boys. When you think about a sex scandal story you probably think of an affair, not men using boys for sex. NAMBLA’s members are abnormal because they are not coping or adjusting to their desires and impulses. Their actions are getting in the way of everyday life. Time magazine called NAMBLA an underground organization. If something is underground, that means it is secretive and people do not know about it. This means that NAMBLA’s members had to do this without anyone knowing. This secret is a huge secret to keep and can have huge effects in their everyday life. Finally, NAMBLA’s members need help for their abnormal desires and behavior. Whether members admitted they needed help or not is something I do not know, but it is obvious that their actions require the attention of

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