America's War on Sex: The Attack on Law, Lust and Liberty

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Greenwood Publishing Group, 2006 - History - 212 pages
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President George W. Bush says that, "In our free society, people have the right to choose how they live their lives." But our government and the Religious Right are successfully: BL censoring what you read, hear, and see; BL limiting your access to contraception; BL legislating "good moral values;" BL brainwashing your kids that God hates premarital sex, and that it ruins lives. The Right has politicized private life, expanding the zone of "public" sexuality. This guarantees policies that will worsen social problems and increase personal anxiety, providing "proof" that sexuality is fundamentally negative--so citizens demand more sex-negative policies. With examples ripped from today's headlines, with brutal honesty and a wicked sense of humor, Marty Klein names names, challenges political hypocrisy, and shows the financial connections between government and conservative religious groups that are systematically taking away your rights. And, in the process, changing American society--forever.
 

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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
5
3 The Most Powerful Minority in the United States
25
Reproductive Rights
29
5 The Sexual Disaster Industry
47
Broadcast Indecency
51
7 Yes They Really Said That
73
Adult EntertainmentFeverish Dreams Real Estate Nightmares
79
The War on Pornography
123
13 Extreme Religion and Public Policy
143
Sexual Privacy and Sexual MinoritiesCivil Rights or Immoral Privileges?
155
15 Revolutionizing American GovernmentBad News for Democracy
173
Declaration for Human Rights DayHow about Sex?
177
Afterword by Judy Kuriansky Series Editor
179
Notes
181
Selected Bibliography
199

Ammunition in the War on Sex
95
The Internet
103
The Lowest Common Erotic Denominator Project
121
About the Author
201
Index
203
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