External Articles | Posted: December 12, 2010
Perverts, Sexual Deviants and Kinsey
By Lindsay Sprunger
The IPFW Communicator, August 31st, 2010
Book: Sexual Sabotage
Author: Judith Reisman, Ph.D
Published: July 2010
Dr. Judith Reisman has been waging war upon sexual amorality in America for decades. As a specialist in the scientific analysis of images, cartoons, and pornography and a fierce advocate against the sexual harassment of women and children, Reisman gives lectures and offers counseling for organizations. She also testifies in areas related to her fields in courts across the United States. She is a strong conservative voice that speaks out about the "tainted" role of sex in our country. In her newest book, provocatively titled Sexual Sabotage, she continues her crusade, this time concentrated on Alfred Kinsey, naming him and his team responsible for corrupting the morality of America with regard to sex and for slandering the reputation of the World War II generation, or as she constantly refers to it, the "Greatest Generation".
Though she appears to be grinding a personal axe for Kinsey, calling him a "sexual psychopath", her book offers a compelling and provocative question: Did the Kinsey studies depict an accurate portrayal of human sexuality or did they simply cause America to lose sight of sexual decency? This is not necessarily a new inquiry, and scandal has always surrounded the publications of Kinsey's works. Nevertheless, it is a topic that has been put on the backburner for the past several decades as America regards sex in an increasingly open manner. Dr. Reisman insists that the studies cast American men and women of the Greatest Generation in an embarrassing and untrue light, naming many of them adulterers and sexual deviants (by her standards) due to its publication of high statistics of men and women engaging in such things as premarital sex, homosexuality, and masturbation. Ultimately, Sexual Sabotage offers some interesting substance for a heated conversation about sex and sexual morality, topics which Americans have always already shrouded in controversy.