More on "Kinsey": Who is Judith Reisman?
As an interesting postscript to the "Kinsey" brouhaha, let me recommend an Alternet article on Dr. Judith Reisman, the former "Captain Kangaroo" writer-turned-champion of morality whose accusations against Alfred Kinsey -- she's charged him of everything from pedophilia to quasi-Nazism -- have fueled most of the controversy enshrouding him.
Writer Max Blumenthal does a good job encapsulating some of Reisman's Greatest Hits:
On the international gay conspiracy:
"I would suggest to you that while the homosexual population may right now be one to two percent," Reisman reportedly told a Christian Right conference in 1994, "hold your breath, people, because the recruitment is loud; it is clear; it is everywhere. You'll be seeing, I would say, 20 percent or more, probably 30 percent, or even more than that, of the young population will be moving into homosexual activity."
On Jews as babykillers:
"Everyone knows Jews do lead the abortion industry, and I'll thank B'nai B'rith from the bottom of my heart if they can prove otherwise," Reisman, a Jew, said in 1995.
OK, it might not be nice to bat around Reisman's kooky past, but it seems fair game if we are to put into perspective her longtime crusade against the legacy of Dr. Kinsey and, by extension, the so-called "sexual revolution."
Read more here.