Priest blames easy access to pornography for increase in rape cases

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Priest blames easy access to pornography for increase in rape cases

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A local catholic priest has blamed easy access to pornography for the increase in rape on the island.

Priest Linus Clovis said this problem may be prevalent among young boys who are now developing their sexuality.

Clovis said he questioned himself why men of such young age are committing these crimes, but said it may be that they can’t distinguish between an “imaginary woman and the real woman.”

The religious leader said the impression created by pornography is that “women enjoy it”, so men feel they can do this to any woman, and if they do it to a stranger, they are not doing it to a real person.

“The person who is being raped is like one of those images on the internet,” Clovis remarked.

Perpetrators, he said, do not realize that they are dealing with real humans who feels and can be hurt.

Social workers and other specialist groups have said that pornography is a simulation for any person who intends to engage in sexual activity and watching pornography is some form of preparation for predators.

Some research has shown that pornography has potential influences on sexual function, sexual dysfunction, sexual relationships, domestic violence, rape and child sexual abuse.

While other researches have shown that legalizing pornography could lead to lower rates of sex crimes.

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  1. you catholic priest have lost all moral authority to lecture the rest of us on any subject. you are a bunch of dirty sodomites in dresses. bob marley said if night would turn to day, a lot of people would run away. ITS DAY. we see you for what you really are. so run mutha phuker run, but there is hope. you can gian back your morality. heres how. Go down to the local hardware store, get a good length of rope. nice & sturdy. google " how to tie a noose ".........the kingdom awaits

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  2. Another thing, i see many women taking offence to persons expressing the need for them to avoid attention by dressing more conservatively. This is a very real fact, for would you leave your house open because you have that right? You may very well not encourage the person who doesn't have the proclivities to steal into your house. But can you say that for a weaker person who inclined to stealing because of how he was socialized and the environment in which he/she was raised? I am not saying that is occurs in every case since i know alot of people like to pick on words without evaluating the context of the whole speech.

    So women and young boys who expose their privates, please take stock as WITH EVERY RIGHT COMES EQUAL RESPONSIBILITY. Because the time when anybody can walk around town wearing just a clear nylon suit has not arrived, and may never arrive unless everybody is heavily medicated.

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  3. No wonder there is no apparent separation between church and state! They both think the same way. Porno maybe one cause for a particular person but not for the other. Whereas the state government always try to blame persons the church blames events or things. I mean i have respect for the priest, Phd and all, but is that why members of the clergy continue to have scandals being involved with raping young boys? Is there a preponderance of porn within the realm of the clergy?

    I must therefore say that different perpetrators have different proclivities as to what motivates them to commit such crimes. Alot has to do with their own environment and the guidance they received at a tender age, whether they were abused themselves, by parents, neighbors and even priests. There are many factors in an environment including access to information, clothing, music etc. Have we even taken the time to reflect on the clothing worn by many young people nowadays which exposes much of their private parts? You know what sort of provocation that can bring to the mind of some people who cannot control themselves and we know that St. Lucian women can look mind-blowing appetizingly delicious (literally). In fact the good priest has pointed to a study that concluded that legalized porn does contribute to a decrease in rape, a point quite contrary to what he is claiming. Doesn't the good priest also know that porn can be no more legal as it is right now, as every child now has a smart phone making access to it even easier than getting water running in our taps from WASCO? Therefore we are actually living in an environment where porn is in fact legalized and still no decrease in rape cases.

    Have we ever tried fixing the things within our control that we can fix? Take for instance the police, the forensic lab and the Justice system. Meanwhile instead of doing it just to see whether in fact it can assit with a solution we continue to engage in voodoo, in the things we consider wishful thinking and that which we cannot change without much difficulty. You ever see a people so stupid!!!!

    I question again is there really a increase in rape cases? Can it be that more cases are now being reported, the attention given by the media or the awareness created by society in light of the advocacy for womens' rights be factors. Many of us of the previous generations know what went on before, is it any different now or has the society changed into one which sets out to identify and denounce rape because there is more information around? This is the study that should be undertaken now, how many of us and the previous generations were raped or abused. Then we can start the healing. For how could a sick teacher teach kids to do whats right?

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  4. Did they come out to speak about all the priest that was having sex with the young men and all the drama that was going on all over the world .... What was causing that?

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  5. Please stick to looking after your mindless sheep (parishioners) and leave the porn alone. I have been watching porn for over 30 years and have never even had an iota of this rubbish being put about at the moment. the people committing these horrible crimes have mental issues and cant control their own behaviour NOT THE FREAKIN PORN. Even girls like porn so WTF.

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  6. Focus on the message not the messenger. Men get aroused by the things they see and there's no getting away from that. This is definitely one of the factors affecting young men of today." Technology".Everything becomes easier with a price to pay of course. Nobody is saying women deserves to be raped. On the other hand you need to take a look at the factors that bring about this unfortunate situation. Is it drugs, is it the internet? Is it the food or the water? The air we breathe, what is it ??????????????????????? Papa Vada once said "Mothers hold on to your children.............." Over

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  7. You talk about pornography but I talk about the music industry, the advertising industry and also Hollywood in general. Very often women are portrayed as objects, sometimes to 'hang on your arm' and be 'worn' as 'jewelry'--makes you look good.

    We lack of a good 'moral compass' for our society. It used to be God and the Bible but many consider those to be outdated. The lack of parenting is also a big issue, don't let others or society raise your child.

    We also need to address the fact that men and boys in Saint Lucia--of all ages--would talk among themselves about women as follows:
    "Killer, I have a ole ting checkin dere." or "Oye, shatta I already tell dat ole rat not to come by my home again". And things like "It dirty, if you want I can hook you up with it."
    Indeed, were are no longer talking about a human being but an object, a 'ting'.

    We need to restore respect for others in our society especially for women and restore the fear of God in our daily lives. Likewise, women have to respect men or it won't work.
    Let's educate our children and not commit the mistakes of the past and let's respect one another.

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    • Thank you well said and its a society where they think its cool to talk about would like a piece of object many times i had to put some of my male friends in place and gently remind them that you`re talking to another persons sister mother auntie... would you like someone to address your mother or sister that way.... sick and yes the young ones making babies can`t afford them no education no work, fatherless its a cycle we need to break ourselves out of and start rethinking our game.... complete new mindset because we aint gonna stop having these issues if we don`t

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  8. So hasn't the catholic priests been allegdely raping young boys who are underage.clearly all over priests are watching too much porn. Father Q and the rest of them who clearly are just a bunch of decievers who oppose the truth of the bible.

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  9. There are two serial rapists from castries but they live at augier cartin. Vigilante justice is needed they have to be stopped

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  10. The increase in reported rape cases is most likely attributed to victims becoming courageous to report incidents of rape despite being stigmatized. Historically, acts of rape occurred when pornography was not freely available. The priest should commend victims for showing such bravery rather than rub salt in their wounds by boiling down the perpetuation of these disputable violent acts to easy access in pornography! . The priest may be naïve of carnal knowledge but these perpetrators ‘realize’ their intention for power, violence and brutality in the act of rape!

    Lame excuses allow rape to fester and become a sordid legacy!

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  11. Now some will agree and some won't but here's my view non of these women deserved to be raped, it's sad to know that women are been violated by some males who just wants to fulfill their fantasy and again I say none of these ladies deserved it. But here's something to think on. Why is it we have all of these rape cases more than ever, I have to call on women to take back the respect the deserve. Yes yall look good and want to flaunt it,but it's no need to dress up in all the revealing clothing;see through leggings that showing how thick the cat is no panty with short top,short dresses with no or very little under garment that if you bend over to pick up a dollar all the cat showing and so on.I know some of yall will say it's their body they can dress how they want but think again ,it brings unwanted attention. Have some more self respect and self esteem. Fellas now days dress better than women well not all fellas because the fellas that carry their pants on their knees I ain't know why,cus if bullars start raping they stick in that. But seriously ladies play yall part and dress like women,and not like garden tools ,none revealing clothing can be sexy too. Ps, Im not an old timer I'm an 80 s baby

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  12. Wow the irony of the statement of this so called priest, over the years priest's have ruined the lives of so many young man by alleged sexual assault molestation and rape. Many of these young men committed suicide at a young age and some as adults even after having having a family.

    Many of these priests are alleged homosexuals. Not to mention all the coverups over the years. So as much of what this guy is saying may have some slight truth he should say the same about his own. If what he is saying is true well then maybe there must be loads of priests watching pornography.

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  13. all that is true, but them young girls now refuse to put proper clothing on them, and we have to blame the parents too, when a 12 t0 16 or a little older is leaving their house with a short tits, and short top, where their V is the first thing to see, instead of their parents have them to wear a proper clothes, they will say to the kid ohh my girl you look sexy, and some of the children will put a pad to make their V look biger, and that atracking the young criminals, the female children already dressing like the female porn stars, so pornography is not the souce of rape cases, thats my opinion, because they already showing and advertizing what they have

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  14. The religious leader said the impression created by pornography is that “women enjoy it”, - See more at: https://www.stlucianewsonline.com/priest-blames-easy-access-to-pornography-for-increase-rape-cases/#sthash.PwX4Sy1l.dpuf

    Fr Clovis thinks women don't enjoy sex? Since I have respect for him I will not say anymore.

    On the topic, I believe that to some extent pornography has had a negative effect on your persons. However the porno I watched as a kid and the porno Fr Clovis probably saw in his youth is so different from the porno of today. Porno has become more violent and perverted. Any sick fantasy can be downloaded. That in itself is not created by the Porno Industry but how society has embraced violence. Porn does jot create fantascy. People create porno based on their own inner fantasies. People search for porno that reflects what is already in their minds. Rape is a violent crime by any means. Censoring porno alone won't stop the problem. The problem with rapist is the lack of empathy they have for fellow human beings.

    If you take away their porno they will create the fantasies anyway. It is important we don't mislead ourselves. Porno doesn't cause rape. I have watched porn and I have never been violent to any woman. Rapist are sick people who will hurt persons because of the violent mindset created by a society which demeans women as subservient and weak.

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    • Observer he never implied that women don't enjoy sex. SMH! take your time to read and you will grasp what he is saying.

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  15. .. Pornography is just one of the factors.. What much can we as parents do when it's so easy to access!! Some of us do our best to protect them, but we can't be with them to monitor them all the times.. The DANGER is REAL.. We need to PRAY more seriously!!

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  16. Im questioning the intelligence of this priest......i would go with "rejection and expression of power"..things are tough in st.lucia women want men with decent salaries who can help them.....so the others who get rejected have to express their power in a search for superiority over the women.

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  17. We are flooded with all kinds of uncensored material which are often times unsuitable for the under aged. Parents and government are both responsible to ensure that adult materials remain that way. Social media is the biggest source.

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  18. Also the content of the music. Young boys from very early in the morning (on the buses to school) are forced to listen to Vybz Kartel, Movado etc. songs which promote violent sexual behaviour. Boys with no role models look up to these artistes. We can't really blame them when there is no one else. They are taught from a very young age that women are sexual objects and that having sex with as many women as possible is what makes them a man. We really need to pay more attention to what we allow to serve as models for our youth. Kartel is still referred to as 'De Teacher' and is looked up to even though he is in jail now.

    We are failing our youth. More censorship is needed.

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  19. I do respect Fr.Clovis but i think he got this all wrong... I am not a pro pron person and have not need for it....

    The truth of the matter is RAPE is about Violence....

    If the metrics are right/correct each time there is a rape case the perpetrators are always requesting from the victims some form of material vauled items.

    Therefore sex has nothing to do with sex but all do will violent control of a person free will...

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