Women who had wildly adored him, and for his sake had braved all social censure
and set convention at defiance, were seen to grow pallid with shame or horror if Dorian Gray entered the room.
It's what Jungian story analysts would refer to as an archetypal story, found in almost all cultures and historical epochs; a beautifully animated tale of a street-kid conspiring against class, wealth and power to win the hand of a Princess, aided by a secret helper (genie), tested by external forces (the dark arts), social censure
("street-rat, riff raff") but above all, the limitations of his own character.
His reprehensible questioning of gang rape and its modalities -- in context of the criticism his party is receiving over the growing incidents of rape in the state -- reeks of an insensitivity that is inexcusable and yet out of bounds of any form of penalisation, barring social censure
Relative to its prevalence throughout history and across cultures, few women have risked social censure
by revealing that they've had the procedure, be it legal or back-alley.
By displaying parts of their body and sometimes in glittering colors, young women must be achieving some sort of gratification or release of their emotions while anonymity guarantees them immunity from social censure
or parental displeasure," said Amal Al-Saleh, a university graduate.
We were also not sure who would be brave enough to run such a story, risking social censure
in Jordan or Israel and, in the West, reinforcing what many already believe about Israelis and Arabs -- that they will never find peace.
Hysteria ensued, as did a book contract for Free-Range Kids: Giving Our Children the Freedom We Had Without Going Nuts With Worry (Jossey-Bass), a manifesto for a fledgling movement of parents struggling against both laws and social censure
to give their children at least as much freedom as the chickens they buy at Whole Foods.
Twenty years after the Morgentaler decision the most notable development I see in the field of so-called 'reproductive rights', is the utter lack of social censure
that now attends unmarried pregnancy.
The general outcry against the "trading justices" of the metropolis--which brought forth a Parliamentary act in 1792 that effectively curtailed their activities--might appear to suggest that here at least was one group of magistrates who were effectively constrained by social censure
When unmarried heterosexuals who are not romantically involved don't use a condom, there's more social censure
and disapproval, even when the woman is employing other methods of birth control.
is everywhere, such as the outrage at Yoko Ono's recent images, and is a response to going beyond the boundaries of common decency, usually stemming from a simple lack of common sense.
Rich white men don't do the time in prison or get the social censure
that we heap upon people with less means and different races.