CSAAM 2012 Tweets | April 18

  • Low Conviction Rate – Message from Tulir http://wp.me/p1pP52-fo
  • The topic for today’s tweets is CSA in popular literature. Kicking off, with of course, Vladimir Nabokov’s Lolita. #CSAAM
  • The following information on Lolita, the book, is taken from Wikipedia.
  • Lolita is a novel by Vladimir Nabokov, written in English and published in 1955 in Paris and 1958 in New York.
  • The narrative is highly subjective as Humbert draws on his fragmented memories, while attempting to gain the reader’s sympathy. #CSAAM
  • The novel has a controversial subject: the protagonist, middle-aged prof Humbert Humbert, is obsessed with the 12-yr-old Dolores.
  • #CSAAM its not only about the body that gets abused. Its also about the heart that gets bruised. Yet, Jesus heals. Trust in Him.
  • After its publication, Lolita attained a classic status, becoming one of the most controversial examples of 20th century literature.
  • At the end, Humbert refers to himself as a “maniac” who “deprived” Dolores “of her childhood.”
  • The name “Lolita” has entered pop culture to describe a sexually precocious girl. #CSAAM
  • The novel was adapted to film by Stanley Kubrick in 1962, and again in 1997 by Adrian Lyne. #CSAAM
  • Lolita is included on Time’s list of the 100 best English-language novels from 1923 to 2005. #CSAAM
  • The protagonist, Humbert Humbert, a literary scholar, has harbored a long-time obsession with young girls, or “nymphets”. #CSAAM
    • At one point he listens to the sounds of children playing & stricken with guilt at the realization that he robbed Lolita of her childhood.
  • The novel continues to generate controversy today as modern society has become increasingly aware of the lasting damage created by CSA
  • Vladimir Nabokov had translated Alice in Wonderland into Russian. He even called Lewis Carroll the “first Humbert Humbert.”
  • Read more about Lolita, the book, here, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lolita
  • Read what @sunayanaroy has to say about age gaps in fiction, which border on & sometimes come within the ambit of CSA. http://bit.ly/IWVkoO
  • Another contemporary popular fiction book, with the heroine 16 and the hero 30. http://bit.ly/IOy5Mv
  • The Mills & Boon series of romances have thrived on ward-guardian relationships which are age inappropriate.
  • Popular gay & lesbian fiction often portrays adult-child sexual relationships as tender “coming-of-age” stories. http://bit.ly/HSRbSS
  • A video – Speak Up ! It’s not your fault – (part 1) http://wp.me/p1pP52-lf
  • In Dolores Claiborne, Dolores, who is working as a servant, feels she has to kill her husband to stop him abusing their daughter.
  • Spurned, Class X boy sets classmate on fire- http://bit.ly/HOUsSn
  • Do visit our video resources on http://bit.ly/Il73cY. Here’s @Madhuribanerjee speaking : http://youtu.be/HLpcCZhzQhM
  • Early Childhood Therapist Dilnavaz Bamboat on what a parent can do for a child. http://youtu.be/m72HsL9B_No
  • UP: 12-year-old raped, killed by minor boys http://t.in.com/8mJt
  • Sanya Singh comes out with her story of abuse for the sake of her younger sister http://thealternative.in/articles/i-survived-to-tell-the-tale-the-only-thing-she-can-do-is-hiding #CSAAM

 

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