Summary Of Defining Deviancy Down By Daniel Patrick Moynihan

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After reading the article “Defining Deviancy Down”, Daniel Patrick Moynihan was able to portray that certain acts that were deviant have eventually become “normal” over time. There has been many things that were seen as deviant when I was child, but has now become less deviant. With that in mind, it does not always mean that it will always benefit society as a whole. Premarital sex was viewed as wrong when I was younger. It was the social norm to have sex once two individuals were married to each other. As I got older, I have noticed that individuals my age did not follow that norm to the point that it has become socially accepted today as normal behavior. On the contrary, my parent’s generation still view premarital sex as deviant since majority
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