Each side has a long history of looking at the other's sexual mores with a mixture of astonishment and disgust.
(The term termagant sums up the surprising way Westerners saw Muslim women before the seventeenth century.) Here are some examples of customs and social attitudes from the Muslim side of the divide (in reverse chronological order) that have me, for one, shaking my head.
In the United States, it was shown that, as far as could be determined by a Commission appointed by U. Following the idea of the 1970 President's Commission, in 1986 the findings of the United States' Attorney General's Commission were released (Meese, 1986). bears a causal relationship to antisocial acts of sexual violence." In distinction to the Presidential Commission, however, this Attorney General's Commission was politically, not scientifically, constituted.
Appointed in 1984 by President Ronald Reagan, this commission found, in contrast with the previous Presidential Commission, that: "substantial exposure to sexually violent materials . This Meese Commission was primarily composed of nonscientists who did no research of their own and commissioned none.
"Parents marry off their daughters to be relieved of the cost of their care or because they believe a husband's family can offer better protection," UNICEF said.
"Families also seek dowry payments to cope with conflict-related hardship." A father ran out of cash while buying qat — leaves habitually chewed as a stimulant in Yemen — so he gave his daughter to the dealer in marriage.
The Japanese government regularly welcomes political leaders from Islamic and Arabic states.
A senior prison chaplain has been suspended after he was arrested over an alleged sex attack.
Sikander Pathan was removed from his full-time duties at Feltham – one of Britain’s biggest centres for young offenders – last week.
It too dismissed the scientific evidence in favor of protecting the "public good" against forces that might "denigrate(e) and devalue(e) human persons." The officially constituted British (Williams) Committee on Obscenity and Film Censorship, however, in 1979 analyzed the situation and reported (Home Office, 1979): "From everything we know of social attitudes, and have learnt in the course of our enquires, our belief can only be that the role of pornography in influencing the state of society is a minor one. According to Kutchinsky, only in the United States did it appear that, in the 1970s and early 1980s as the amount of available pornography increased, did some increase in rape occur (Kutchinsky, 1985a, 1991).
But Kutchinsky also noted a change in how rape was recorded which could account for the apparent increase in the American sex crime rate.