America’s War On Sex: The Attack on Law, Lust, & Liberty has won the prestigious “Sexuality Book of the Year” award from AASECT—the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists.
The book’s foreword is written by Nadine Strossen, President of the ACLU. In it, she says the book “shines a welcome spotlight on the many public policies today that continue to stifle full and equal freedom of choice for all mature individuals in the essential arena of sexuality.” She adds that “All of us who share the inspiring vision of Justices O’Connor, Kennedy, and Souter about “the heart of liberty” should be heartened by Marty Klein’s book.””
In presenting the award for AASECT, Dr. Joy Davidson noted the book was frightening, funny, and a great read. She underlined its achievement in presenting a clear picture of how the repression of various aspects of Americans’ sexuality—health care, education, entertainment, private expression, art, victimless crimes—is all related. The Religious Right, American government at all levels, and so-called “decency” groups are systematically undermining secular democracy as they work together to over-regulate sexuality.
In gratefully accepting this award, I reminded the 600 people in attendance that when it comes to sex, there are no trivial political issues:
“Banning sex clubs—as Phoenix, Indianapolis, and St. Paul have done—isn’t trivial. Preventing adult bookstores from advertising—as Missouri and Kansas have done—isn’t trivial. Criminalizing vibrators—as six states have already done—isn’t trivial. And jailing teens for consensual sex with other teens—as Georgia and Nebraska have done—isn’t trivial.” These injustices aren’t trivial because they’re all related, and the power and financial strength of this movement is increasing daily.
For more information about the book, see www.AmericasWarOnSex.com. In fact, buy it at the site with discount code B10, and get 10% off the price until Bastille Day, July 14.
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