America's War on Sex: The Continuing Attack on Law, Lust, and Liberty
This book exposes how a coalition of political, religious, and civic leaders are using the issue of sex to frighten, misinform, and bully Americans--paving the way for dramatic new public policies that are already restricting everyone's rights.
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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Marty Klein is very persuasive in this argument against conservative and religious intrusion into our sex lives. What was surprising about it was how successful the right has been in limiting our freedoms and for the most part they haven't even gotten much of a fight, which is also very disturbing. What I wasn't expecting from this book was to see that this issue isn't a sex issue, it's a human rights issue. Very important book for everyone, not just exhibitionist and homosexuals. This is about our government intruding into our lives.
It was really eye opening for me, as a parent I tend to be okay with censorship, but Marty Klein has successfully change my mind on several points. Allowing censorship and letting our government decide what is good for us just gives up our rights as Americans.
Only down side is that Mr. Klein's book is very politically left.
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
Ammunition in the War on Sex
The Lowest Common Erotic Denominator Project
About the Author
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