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America's War On Sex / Edition 1

America's War On Sex / Edition 1

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by Marty Klein, Nadine Strossen
     
 

ISBN-10: 027598785X

ISBN-13: 9780275987855

Pub. Date: 09/05/2000

Publisher: ABC-Clio, LLC

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 censoring what you read, hear, and see; limiting your access to contraception; legislating good moral values; and brainwashing your kids that God hates premarital sex. The Right has

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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 censoring what you read, hear, and see; limiting your access to contraception; legislating good moral values; and brainwashing your kids that God hates premarital sex. 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275987855
Publisher:
ABC-Clio, LLC
Publication date:
09/05/2000
Series:
Sex, Love, and Psychology Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.56(d)

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     ix
Foreword   Nadine Strossen     xi
You're the Target: Why a War on Sex?     1
Battleground: Sex Education-Where Children Come Second     5
The Most Powerful "Minority" in the United States     25
Battleground: Reproductive Rights     29
The Sexual Disaster Industry     47
Battleground: Broadcast "Indecency"     51
Yes, They Really Said That     73
Battleground: Adult Entertainment-Feverish Dreams, Real Estate Nightmares     79
How They Do It: Ammunition in the War on Sex     95
Battleground: The Internet     103
America Does Not Guarantee Your Right to Be Comfortable: The Lowest Common Erotic Denominator Project     121
Battleground: The War on "Pornography"     123
Extreme Religion and Public Policy     143
Battleground: Sexual Privacy and Sexual Minorities-Civil Rights or Immoral Privileges?     155
Revolutionizing American Government-Bad News for Democracy     173
Declaration for Human Rights Day-How about Sex?     177
Afterword$dJudy Kuriansky, Series Editor     179
Notes     181
Selected Bibliography     199
About the Author     201
Index     203

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America's War on Sex??? If you're not in the trenches, you might be thinking 'come on...' But Dr. Marty Klein makes a compelling argument: one that clearly outlines how the fundamental rights and freedoms we all cherish --- the ones so deeply ingrained that we don't even think about them --- are under attack. Drawing back the curtain on an anti-sexual revolution that has been in the works for more than a generation, Dr. Klein issues a wakeup call to all Americans who give a damn about their liberties. The battle lines have been drawn, and it's not just the think tanks and advocacy groups that have stakes in this war. The sexuality of everyone is at risk, making America's War on Sex a must read for all citizens. Bill Taverner, M.A. Co-Founding Editor, American Journal of Sexuality Education