Friday, December 24, 2004

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.


At 4:47 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank God we finally figured out who was responsible for the sexual revolution. I will no longer blame Madonna.

At 11:02 AM, Blogger RedDirt said...

I, for one, thank Chase for bringing this to our attention. In my own criticisms of the movie biopic, "Kinsey," I had stayed away from Reisman's claims, because they seemed more than a little over the top. Now, reading some of her statements, I'd say "over the top" is an understatement, pun intended.

At 11:07 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Judith Reisman's eldest daughter died abruptly years ago while Ms. Reisman lived in Israel. Her deceased daughter had been molested as a child, and it was rumored that the girl was gay. Reisman was consumed with guilt when her daughter died, and so began Reisman's crusade and association between molestation and gayness. Ms. Reisman has three remaining daughters. Two living in Maryland and one living near her in Arizona. Both of Riesman's Maryland daughters are practicing Jews, but her Arizona daughter who is married to a German is (not surprisingly) not a practicing Jew. Maybe Ms. Reisman shouldn't put herself on a pedestal and throw stones, after all her own house is made of very breakable glass.

At 12:18 AM, Blogger eliezer said...

Madonna, is, for all intensive purposes, a product of "Uncle" Kinsey and his devious social crimes which were conducted and financed by the Rockefeller Foundation under the guise of legitimate science. Dr. Reisman's research speaks for itself and the conclusions are obvious in today's more highly "evolved" and sexualized society. Dr. Reisman's daughters have nothing to do with conducting honest research and Reisman has gone the distance. I have reviewed and weighed Dr. Reisman's conclusions and found them irrefutable. Personal attacks and inuendo serve only to expose the pretentiousness of the malicious and ignorant. Stick to the research.

At 11:21 PM, Anonymous Andrés said...

Once again the discurssive methodological concerns about human sexuality, but I agree with "anonymous 3" (?), she shouldn't been wasting her -useless by now- time throwing rocks against someone. Her crusade against gayness and the so-called perfidy about sexuality (a very generalized vision of it by the way) exist only in opposition for the another movement. I stick with queer theory, and yes, I find many of her "proofs" very refutable, she is just following her own paradigm.


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