America's War on Sex: The Continuing Attack on Law, Lust, and Liberty, 2nd Edition: The Continuing Attack on Law, Lust, and Liberty

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ABC-CLIO, Apr 13, 2012 - Psychology - 226 pages
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Americans are more vulnerable today than ever to anxiety about sexual danger, to believing that their sexuality is not "normal" or moral, and to laws and public policies that restrict their rights, criminalize their consenting behavior, and confuse and miseducate their children. In the second edition of America's War on Sex: The Continuing Attack on Law, Lust, and Liberty, psychologist, sex therapist, and courtroom expert witness Marty Klein sets the record straight and uncovers how the "Sexual Disaster Industry" works—a powerful social and political propaganda machine that is supported by the very citizens it victimizes.

This book analyzes eight "battlegrounds" in which America's War on Sex is being fought and examines how each one is the focus of an unrelenting struggle to regulate sexuality in direct contradiction to our Constitutional guarantees, scientific fact, and the needs of average Americans. Klein places these various attacks on our rights in historical context, explains how the money and political power are coordinated from the same sources, and shows how the Religious Right inflames Americans' anxiety about sexuality even as it proposes repressive schemes to reduce that anxiety. This book tackles a sensitive and volatile topic head-on, addressing how the political, social, historical, religious, and emotional issues surrounding public policy interfaces with sexuality as no other work has before.

 

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Dr. Klein's book examines how sexuality is the one area of life in which Americans can preach legal intolerance and be praised as moral and upright citizens instead of bigots. He calls for hard ... Read full review

Contents

Why a War on Sex?
1
Sex EducationWhere Children Come Second
7
3 The Most Powerful Minority in the United States
27
Reproductive Rights
33
5 The Sexual Disaster Industry
51
Broadcast Indecency
57
7 Yes They Really Said That
79
Adult EntertainmentFeverish Dreams Real Estate Nightmares
85
The War on Pornography
131
13 Extreme Religion and Public Policy
157
Sexual Privacy and Sexual MinoritiesCivil Rights or Immoral Privileges?
169
15 Revolutionizing American GovernmentBad News for Democracy
189
One Bright Spot
193
Notes
195
Selected Bibliography
215
Index
217

Ammunition in the War on Sex
97
The Internet
105
The Lowest Common Erotic Denominator Project
125
About the Author
227
OTHER BOOKS BY MARTY KLEIN
228
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About the author (2012)

Marty Klein, PhD, has been a certified sex therapist and licensed marriage and family therapist for over 30 years.

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