Moral Panic in America; Witches, Drugs, AIDS and Sex Offenders

An interesting read of the history of Moral Panics as well as the more recent ones i.e. Drugs & Sex Offenders (which astonishingly some people – usually overweight feminists – still try to deny are Moral Panics!)

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3 Responses to Moral Panic in America; Witches, Drugs, AIDS and Sex Offenders

  1. Salem21 says:

    ” Such atrocities against the innocent and vulnerable inevitably cause panic and fury among adults charged with protecting them.”….Good article, But he seems to fall victim to simplistic lexicons while at the same time criticising the moral panic itself. Can he not see any nuance in ‘vulnerable’ and ‘abuse’ for god sake!

  2. Salem21 says:

    Alton Sterling’s dehumanization begun with consensual sex between a 21yo & a 16yo, Just as well that I don’t live in the US because I had a girlfriend the same age!
    http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/opinion/oped/bs-ed-bishop-0708-20160707-story.html

    • holocaust21 says:

      Haven’t followed the Alton Sterling case properly (somehow it fell off my radar) but it is interesting – it seems finally a convicted sex offender is being honoured as a victim of police brutality!

      I hope Americans are starting to wake up!

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