Trigger Warning: Sexual Assault
Today I learned a name. Alfred Kinsey.
You can read about his life here: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/kinsey/timeline/index.html
He is described by wikipedia as one whose work has, “profoundly influenced social and cultural values in the United States and many other countries.”
You can read about an art exhibit in his honor here: http://www.indstate.edu/news/news.php?newsid=2410
You can purchase his popular text reprinted and promoted by the New England Journal of Medicine here (Named one of the “100 Best Books of the 20th Century” by Logos Magazine): http://www.amazon.com/Sexual-Behavior-Human-Alfred-Kinsey/dp/0253334128/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top
You can read how he developed a sliding scale between homosexual and heterosexual orientation here: http://www.plannedparenthood.org/health-topics/sexual-orientation-gender/sexual-orientation-26529.htm?__utma=1.1968113671.1346811535.1346811535.1346811535.1&__utmb=220.127.116.116811535&__utmc=1&__utmx=-&__utmz=1.1346811535.1.1.utmcsr=google|utmccn=(organic)|utmcmd=organic|utmctr=planned%20parenthood&__utmv=-&__utmk=86168856
If you go back to the Amazon link, and look inside the book on page 178, you can read how a stop watch was used to measure the duration of orgasm in 188 subjects ranging from five months to “adolescent”.
If you go to page 161 (not visible on the Amazon page), you can read how terrified boys “derive definite pleasure” when they are sexually assaulted.
And if you go to page 180 (not visible on the Amazon page, but can be found elsewhere on the web) you can read how a four year old child was brought to orgasm 26 time in 24 hours.
Now, those who continue to herald or even utilize his research claim that this information was collected from interviews from pedophiles in prison. But, how many inmates keep detailed statistics on their victims in their cells?
How long would a Christian public leader’s career last if they even hinted that a woman enjoyed being assaulted? Now, of course this is not the time for white, Republican men to play the victim card. I only post this because I cannot believe that in the 21st Century anyone dares to defend this man or his research. You can hate Joe Paterno all you want, but an enormous amount of righteous indignation should be reserved for any person or institution that defends the “legacy” of Alfred Kinsey.