sexual mores

sexual mores

socially acceptable sexual behavior, usually based on fixed morally binding customs governing sexual behaviors that are harmful to others or the group, such as rape, incest, and sexual abuse of children.
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The question then becomes whether the church should adapt its sexual mores to fit the lived reality of millions of Catholics today?
These left-leaning stars made films that appealed to new youth audiences who were critical of the war in Vietnam and traditional sexual mores and gender roles.
Based on the musical by Richard O'Brien, the movie spoofs the sexual mores of the '60s and '70s -- the juxtaposition of a still puritanical public face when it came to sexuality, even though the sexual revolution of the '60s had taken hold and the permissiveness of the '70s was in full swing (pardon the expression).
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At best, they betray appalling double standards about attitudes towards the sexual mores of men and women.
Today, many African women are not only expected to fulfill traditional roles, such as raising children and caring for the elderly; they also face legal and social discrimination regarding land and property ownership, inheritance, education, and access to credit and technology -- in addition to oppressive sexual mores and violence.
A vivid, intelligent, and intense historical crime novel that offers up some shocking revelations about sexual mores in 19th century France, this superb mystery illuminates the shadow life of one of the greatest names in poetry.
For those who are interested in the topic, the book is a handy and readable compendium of sexual mores in the ancient Near East, even if the descriptions are not as exciting as the title seems to promise.
Following a substantial introduction, in which Lambert defines the topic and situates it in the landscapes of social, cultural, and intellectual history, is a set of case studies that are carefully curated to address multiple dynamics--including changes in obscenity laws, sexual mores, the socioeconomics of American Jewry, and media practices, among others--through a series of analytic inquiries.
Much of the criminality involved sexual assaults and priestly transgressions against the church's sexual mores, which had become enshrined in law.
There are the anxieties experienced by those who have recoiled in the face of rapidly changing social and sexual mores.
Magazines raved over the latest couture experiments, which mirrored deep shifts in music, travel and sexual mores.
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