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Unformatted text preview: safe/protected/happy) o Comstock Laws- attempts to control indecency Kitzinger: the dangers of innocence and sexual abuse o We define innocence as the absence of sexual experience o Sexual innocence as alluringcauses sexual predation o If a child is no longer innocent sexually, are they no longer a child? o In the name of innocence, we keep information from children o Notion of a passive victim minimizes resistance that children put up o Empowerment is limited The nature of the way we construct childhood is the opportunity for abuse o Power imbalances o p. 422-3 Problems with the notions of innocence SOCI 305 2 2/2/10 o Lack of knowledge about substance abuse o Sexual education o sheltering...
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