Uploaded on 7 Jul 2008 by ReasonTV
Marty Klein: America's War on Sex
reason.tv recently caught up with author Marty Klein to chat about his book America's War on Sex: The Attack on Law, Lust and Liberty. "Our glorious Constitution," says Klein, a certified sex therapist and frequent expert witness in anti-censorship court cases, "guarantees us the widest range of right civilization has ever seen. Why are those rights systematically damaged and repealed when it comes to sexual expression?"
official web site of the book: War on Sex by Marty Klein
Why are our government and the Religious Right:
- censoring Comedy Central, the internet, HBO, and your public library?
- giving taxpayers' money directly to religious institutions?
- legislating "good moral values"?
- eliminating strip clubs, swing clubs, and adult bookstores across the country?
- limiting your access to contraception?
- brainwashing your kids that God hates premarital sex, and that it ruins lives?
America's War on Sex: The Continuing Attack on Law, Lust, and Liberty (Sex, Love, and Psychology) by Marty Klein (Hardcover – April 13, 2012)
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.
Reviews: 4.8 out of 5 stars
This book clearly documents how the Religious Right (and a few other groups) are trying to turn the United States into religious dictatorship. Anything that offends them must be banned regardless of its legality or their ability to "turn it off". This book should be required reading for every district attorney in the country (and their staffs), as well as any person that writes or votes on any law or ordinance that deals with any private activity, sexual or otherwise.
Mr.Klein's analysis is well researched, well written and offers an interesting insight. I think this is a must read reminding Americans of the true purpose of a democratic republic: co-existence. One does not have to like someone, something or some action. But the only way a country can be free, and remain free, is to not let the discomfort of some limit the freedoms of others.
Violence good. Sex bad.
A TV network censored a sequence of John Steinbeck's The Red Pony, which showed a mare giving birth, but broadcast the rather hideous sequence from The Godfather showing a beheaded horse. - Youth, Sex and the Media, CyberCollege: quoted in my blog: Censorship: Kill me but no sex please - Oct 29/2010
You want to do something to truly upset public sensibilities? Don't kill somebody; f**k them.
Psychology Today - Mar 11/2012
It's Not a War on Women — It's a War on Sex by Marty Klein, PhD
Women vote to put anti-sex politicians in office; a majority of women voted for Republicans in the 2010 Congressional election. Women support the churches that keep anti-sex politicians in office. Women buy the newspapers and consume the radio and TV programs (like Rush's) that promote moral panics about sexuality.
And let's remember that when women get political power they typically act like men when it comes to sex. Both Michelle Bachman and Sarah Palin are aghast about Rush--not about what he said, but about how he's been held accountable for it. And virtually every female Republican governor and Congressmember of the last decade has voted to restrict access to abortion and birth control.
All of which shows that women can be manipulated to vote against their own interests just like men can.
Salon - Jan 7/2012
The GOP’s bizarre war on sex by Tracy Clark-Flory
Polls show we're pro-choice, pro-gay marriage and ever kinkier. So why are the Republican candidates such prudes?
The Huffington Post: War on Sex
Uploaded on 16 Apr 2008 by telethon123
Bill Maher: War on Sex
From the 2005 DVD "I'm Swiss".
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