Public morality

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Public morality refers to moral and ethical standards enforced in a society, by law or police work or social pressure, and applied to public life, to the content of the media, and to conduct in public places.wikipedia
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Islamic religious police

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Islamic religious police is an official vice squad which enforces religious observance and public morality on behalf of national or regional authorities based on its interpretation of sharia.

Public-order crime

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For example, Margaret Sanger who founded the first birth control clinic in New York City was accused of distributing obscene material and violating public morals.

Morality

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Public morality refers to moral and ethical standards enforced in a society, by law or police work or social pressure, and applied to public life, to the content of the media, and to conduct in public places.

Mass media

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Public morality refers to moral and ethical standards enforced in a society, by law or police work or social pressure, and applied to public life, to the content of the media, and to conduct in public places.

Public space

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Public morality refers to moral and ethical standards enforced in a society, by law or police work or social pressure, and applied to public life, to the content of the media, and to conduct in public places.

Mrs Patrick Campbell

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A famous remark of Mrs Patrick Campbell, that she did not care what people did as long as they "didn't frighten the horses" shows that in some sense even high tolerance expects a public limitation on behaviour (sexual conduct is implied here).

Toleration

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A famous remark of Mrs Patrick Campbell, that she did not care what people did as long as they "didn't frighten the horses" shows that in some sense even high tolerance expects a public limitation on behaviour (sexual conduct is implied here).

Theocracy

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At the opposite extreme a theocracy may equate public morality with religious instruction, and give both the equal force of law.

Sex and the law

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Public morality often means regulation of sexual matters, including prostitution and homosexuality, but also matters of dress and nudity, pornography, acceptability in social terms of cohabitation before marriage, and the protection of children.

Prostitution

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Public morality often means regulation of sexual matters, including prostitution and homosexuality, but also matters of dress and nudity, pornography, acceptability in social terms of cohabitation before marriage, and the protection of children.

Homosexuality

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Public morality often means regulation of sexual matters, including prostitution and homosexuality, but also matters of dress and nudity, pornography, acceptability in social terms of cohabitation before marriage, and the protection of children.

Nudity

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Public morality often means regulation of sexual matters, including prostitution and homosexuality, but also matters of dress and nudity, pornography, acceptability in social terms of cohabitation before marriage, and the protection of children.

Pornography

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Public morality often means regulation of sexual matters, including prostitution and homosexuality, but also matters of dress and nudity, pornography, acceptability in social terms of cohabitation before marriage, and the protection of children.

Cohabitation

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Public morality often means regulation of sexual matters, including prostitution and homosexuality, but also matters of dress and nudity, pornography, acceptability in social terms of cohabitation before marriage, and the protection of children.

Marriage

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Public morality often means regulation of sexual matters, including prostitution and homosexuality, but also matters of dress and nudity, pornography, acceptability in social terms of cohabitation before marriage, and the protection of children.

Censorship

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It is a main justification for censorship; it can lead to campaigns against profanity, and so be at odds with freedom of speech.

Profanity

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It is a main justification for censorship; it can lead to campaigns against profanity, and so be at odds with freedom of speech.

Freedom of speech

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It is a main justification for censorship; it can lead to campaigns against profanity, and so be at odds with freedom of speech.

Gambling

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Gambling is generally controlled: casinos have been considered much more of a threat than large-scale lotteries or football pools.

Casino

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Gambling is generally controlled: casinos have been considered much more of a threat than large-scale lotteries or football pools.

Lottery

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Gambling is generally controlled: casinos have been considered much more of a threat than large-scale lotteries or football pools.

Football pools

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Gambling is generally controlled: casinos have been considered much more of a threat than large-scale lotteries or football pools.

Public intoxication

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Public drunkenness is quite unacceptable in some societies, and legal control of consumption of alcohol is often justified in terms of public morality, just as much as for medical reasons or to limit alcohol-related crime.

Alcohol (drug)

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Public drunkenness is quite unacceptable in some societies, and legal control of consumption of alcohol is often justified in terms of public morality, just as much as for medical reasons or to limit alcohol-related crime.

Abortion

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Abortion is sometimes treated as an aspect of public morality, even if it is legally defined, regulated by medical professionals, and almost entirely hidden from public view.