CHAPTER-1 INTRODUCTION AND DEFINITIONS INTRODUCTION To proceed with this topic we first have to understand the definition and meaning of adultery and extra-marital affair. Adultery is extra-marital sex in general sense. But what kind of sexual issues are the ingredients of adultery is a big question. Ingredients of adultery vary from country to country and from culture to culture and so is its social, religious and legal effect. Concept of adultery is similar in Islam, Christianity and Judaism .The term "adultery" refers to sexual acts between a married person and someone who is not that person 's spouse.
Obscenity, in terms, refers to, “any utterance or act that strongly offends the prevalent morality of the time.” Derived from the Latin obscaena (offstage) a cognate of the Ancient Greek root skene, because some potentially offensive content, such as murder or sex, was depicted offstage in classical drama, the word can be used to indicate a strong moral repugnance. In other words, the word can also be said to mean “the character or quality of being obscene or an act, utterance, or item tending to corrupt the public morals by its indecency or lewdness.” Talking in legal terms, obscenity applies to anything offensive to morals and is often equated with the term Pornography. But Pornography is a more limited term, which refers to the erotic content of books, magazines,
Pornography producers use the First Amendment to their advantage, hiding behind it so they can continue producing more and more. The difference between pornography and art is the purpose for the production. The purpose for art is to evoke emotion and to enlighten, while the purpose of pornography is to evoke physical pleasure. In her essay, Brownmiller explains what is considered obscene by the law and how that ties in with the First Amendment. Materials
The Supreme Court of India has explained the term obscenity in the light of morality by applying the Hickin Test. In Ranjit D Udeshi v. State of Maharashtra , the appellant was convicted under section 292 of Indian Penal Code for selling obscene publication (a book, Lady Chattereley’s Lover). Five judge bench held that something which is against public morality cannot be given freedom of speech and expression when the
Usually, we relate the word censorship with pornography or nudity. But actually there is much more than nudity in censorship. Censorship can be found in scary movie, gore related videos, strong language, use of alcohol and drugs and sexual content. We use categories and age restriction because of this matter, thican be found in video games, movies aswell as movie theaters, in music, videos, and even music. Of course not every country agrees excatly
I would like to start with Pornography as the debate has been particularly acute here. In the case of Pornography the Harm Principle can be applied if it can be demonstrated that the rights of citizens have been violated, which is hard to demonstrate in this case. Up to the 1970s the arguments against Pornography came mostly from social conservatives that argued that it was immoral and obscene. But while the purpose of Pornography is sexual arousal, it can, but does not necessary have to be obscene. It might be more advisable to warn the consumer rather than prohibit it.
Until early 20th century, ‘heterosexuality’ was used to refer to ‘morbid sexual practices’ between men and women such as oral and anal intercourse, as opposed to ‘normal’ procreative sex. The term homosexuality – that is so casually usedtodayand is almost an everyday vocabulary – came into being only in the late 19th century Europe when discussions on the varied expressions of sex and sexuality became acceptable in academic circles. The term was used to describe “morbid sexual passion between members of the same sex.” It was declared ‘unnatural’ by colonial laws, as unnatural as casual sex between men and women that was not aimed at conception. The term homosexuality and the laws prohibiting ‘unnatural’ sex were imposed across the world through
Often times, “Honesty” is confused with “Bluntness.” The English Oxford Dictionary defined honesty as the quality of being seemly or appropriate; conformity to accepted or suitable standards of behavior; decency, decorum; and politeness. While Bluntness on the other hand, is defined as Rudeness, absence of delicacy or refinement; abruptness of manner or address, curtness. (OED) The words honesty is confused with bluntness. Henry Fielding Amelia points out that “ Bluntness, or rather Rudeness, as it commonly deserves to be
PROSTITUTION The term prostitution is not a word that is new to us. The term is usually a label used to identify people who engage in sexual activities as a source of livelihood and daily income. Prostitution is an ancient activity and is described as one of the oldest activity women engaged in and has been called ‘world’s oldest profession’. This type of sexual activity is so common it is referred to as ‘normal’ deviance. (tepperman 2006).