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People with higher levels sadism also reported significantly higher levels of pleasure than people who chose other tasks and the more bugs they killed, the happier they were.
Though Gilman's narrator is white, married, and upper-middle-class, her story shares with Of One Blood the theme of sexual sadism.
Two studies led by psychological scientist Erin Buckels of the University of British Columbia revealed that people who score high on a measure of sadism seem to derive pleasure from behaviours that hurt others, and are even willing to expend extra effort to make someone else suffer.
Sadism because they not only stole his money, but threatened and kept him captive.
Those problems, of course, can only be solved--for the price of an Ivy League education--through BM programs, which though advertised as "tough love," too often amount to little more than systematic sadism.
Economics As A Symptom Of Sadism forcefully questions why American culture celebrates achievements in sports or celebrity--which are ultimately nothing more than putting a ball through a hoop or a hole, looking and behaving good for a camera, or being able to sing--while devaluing the real building-block professions, such as educating young people.
A common reaction to the novel is to express warm admiration despite a stated disinterest in sadism or bondage.
Anne-Marie Cusac correctly points out ("Abu Ghraib, USA," July issue) that sadism is practiced in American prisons.
To Caiaphas' obstinacy in calling for the crucifixion (that collaborator Sadducee who did not in fact represent the Jewish people, but, rather was detested by them; the Talmud reserves terrible words for him and for his father-in-law Annas), more than abundant counterbalance is made by the unheard-of sadism of the Roman executioners.
SIR - I sometimes wonder if there is a streak of masochism and sadism in the mentality of Tony Blair.
Kidman is executive producer of the film, which deals with sadism and perversion and stars Meg Ryan.