America's War on Sex: The Attack on Law, Lust and Liberty
In Alabama, it's illegal to sell vibrators, but legal to buy a gun. In South Dakota, the governor won't allow Columbia University's teen sexuality information website on library computers. In California, the Pulitzer Prize-winning book The Color Purple is banned from a high school library due to sexual content. These are just a few of the location-specific examples showing attempts to govern or control our sexual knowledge and activities, says author Marty Klein. At the same time, across the country, courts regularly decide child custody disputes based on the sexuality of one or both parents. Nationwide, the heated fight against same-sex marriage continues. And the academic front is not immune to attack. Congressional members recently launched an attempt to stop funds for all sex research in the United States. In all 50 states, battles rage on political, legal and social fronts regarding legislation and other actions focused on sex, sexuality and sexual education. Groups like Decency in America have more and more involvement with government. President Bush proposed to double the funding for abstinence-only sex education programs to $268 million in 2005. Join Marty Klein, an internationally known therapist who has appeared on shows from Donahue to Oprah and Today, as he focuses attention in this book on the power and injustice of America's War on Sex. Introduced by American Civil Liberties Union President Nadine Strossen, this book will alarm readers.
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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
Why a War on Sex?
Sex EducationWhere Children Come Second
3 The Most Powerful Minority in the United States
5 The Sexual Disaster Industry
7 Yes They Really Said That
Adult EntertainmentFeverish Dreams Real Estate Nightmares
The War on Pornography
13 Extreme Religion and Public Policy
Sexual Privacy and Sexual MinoritiesCivil Rights or Immoral Privileges?
15 Revolutionizing American GovernmentBad News for Democracy
Declaration for Human Rights DayHow about Sex?
Afterword by Judy Kuriansky Series Editor
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America's War on Sex: The Continuing Attack on Law, Lust, and Liberty
Limited preview - 2012
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