Posts Tagged ‘incest’

The tangled web of the last taboo — incest

Friday, April 15th, 2016

The British press is a fathomless mine of lurid but thought-provoking, strange-but-true explorations of the dark side of the human condition. Last week’s revelation was published in a magazine called The New Day — a passionate incestuous romance between a 51-year-old British woman and her 32-year-old American son. Kim West was studying in California when she had Read more

The similar effects of incest and pornography

Friday, October 3rd, 2014

Although they have been common throughout history, prohibitions against incest (sexual relations between blood relatives) have become increasingly difficult to understand and defend. In part, this is a result of a misunderstanding. We often think that the primary reason to ban incest is to prevent genetic abnormalities or other harm to children who might be Read more

ACT leader thinks incest should not be a crime

Friday, February 28th, 2014

In an article published on The Ruminator website, New Act Leader Jamie Whyte was asked whether the state should intervene if adult siblings wanted to marry each other. “Well personally, I don’t think they [the State] should. However, it’s a matter of almost no significance because it just doesn’t happen.” Whyte said  that this was his are his Read more

Bishop: Equality could include bigamy and even incest

Friday, August 10th, 2012

A Catholic bishop has sparked outrage among equality campaigners by suggesting that the Scottish Government could extend legislation on same-sex marriage to include bigamy and even incest, if it truly believed in equality. Bishop Hugh Gilbert of Aberdeen questioned why equality would not extend to “nieces who genuinely, truly love their uncles” and why men Read more