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  • Katharina Hetzeldorfer's Sodomy In The 15th Century

    century Europe, but still remains true today. During the late 1400’s sodomy was a crime that could be committed by men and women, although the term was not used when in reference to women. Sodomy was somewhat of a new trend being recognized in women, but rising in popularity. Sodomy was a crime that was punishable by death for both men and women. But with an accusation such as sodomy one had to go to court and have a proper trial, then if found guilty, the accused was sentenced to death. What was once punishable by death is merely casually talked about today, but there are still some people…

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  • Christine Littleton's Article: Reconstructing Sexual Equality

    However, under the law they were able to exercise their liberty under the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. The ruling of Lawrence v Texas was a landmark case, which overturned the ruling of Bowers v Texas (1986), which dealt with criminalizing oral and anal sex between homosexuals. Lawrence v Texas made same-sex activity legal in every U.S. state and overturned sodomy laws in thirteen other…

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  • The Role Of Religion In Peter Shaffer's Equus

    In today’s modern society, children often grow up being taught to exercise the religion that their parents claim themselves to be. While growing up, children are not exposed to different types of religion, therefore they are unable to identify themselves with a religion that they choose or fits them the most. Instead, these individuals are being forced to adopt the religion of their parents, and they blindly accept it. Most, not all, of children do not go out and explore all the different…

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  • Gender Stereotypes In Sex Without Love

    Sex is a very intimate action, which involves two consenting persons. In recent years, sex before marriage has become more common, yet, many believe that it is impossible to have sex without catching feelings for the other person, especially women. Women in today’s society are constantly used by men for sex and not for a loving relationship. Numerous men view women as easily emotionally attached to people, which contributes to the stereotype. It is because of this action towards women, that many…

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  • Reasons For The Destruction Of Sodom And Gomorrah

    Since the first Torahs and Bibles were written and printed, there has been constant discussion and argument circling around the aspects of interpretations and what certain passages mean versus what they don’t. As readers of anything, it is important to look for meaning, even more so when it comes to heavily religious texts like that of the Judeo-Christian faiths. Within recent years, the overarching argument within Christianity specifically, has become about the story of the destruction of Sodom…

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  • Time To Call The Bluff Analysis

    Laura Augustin’s ‘Sex at the Margins’ (2007), and Jerker Edstrom’s 2010 article ‘Time to Call the Bluff’ highlight similar barriers to effective development programs. Augustin challenges imperialism in international aid, particularly concerning prostitution. Her work discusses Western aid workers’ desire to impose their own morals and control those that they help, for example, determining what aid is received (Augustin, 2007). Edstrom notes similar issues within HIV/AIDS interventions:…

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  • Sodomy Law In Texas

    In China, males under the age of 14 will not charge unless there was a physical assault. In China physical assault can be charged and punished for a maximum of five years. The meaning for sodomy in this purpose is intercourse between humans anal or oral intercourse. Which may be punishable as criminal offense. In the State of Texas the first sodomy law passed in 1860. In that time it was punishable for five to 15 years. Over the years, the sodomy law has been under much debate and…

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  • WTF Sodomy: A Short Story

    WTF Sodomy? Therapist Dan: “Is there anything else from your childhood you’d like to reference in our session today?” Me: “Hmmm. I don’t know. I think we discussed just about everything.” Therapist Dan: “Maybe something from elementary school or about your marriage?” I was bullied plenty in elementary school especially in my special Ed. sixth grade math class. The bullies were Kevin and Patrick. Kevin reminded me of a Down syndrome bulldog with a lumpy clean-shaven head and Patrick reminded me…

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  • Homosexuality In The Military

    Currently there are a variety of sexual identities that individuals can classify with, such as pansexual, bisexual, homosexual, heterosexual and asexual. However , in past decades these terms were not utilized because sexual activities associated with these identities were seen as unnatural and taboo , therefore most individuals did not publicize their sexual identities. Homosexuality specifically, has been an identity that has faced a lot of criticism politically and socially because it is…

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  • Truth In Tennessee William's Cat On A Hot Tin Roof

    surrounding Brick’s sexuality. Maggie caught Skipper in his lie, and she knew that as long as Skipper was loving Brick, Brick would never commit fully to her. She believed their relationship to be completely platonic but she knew that Skipper would hold on to Brick as long as he could because he was in love with him. As a result of Maggie catching Skipper in his affections for Brick, she catches Brick in the lies that he has told himself. He finds the situation – Skipper’s truth – even more…

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