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Harmful to minors : the perils of protecting children from sex

Author: Judith Levine
Publisher: Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, ©2002.
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Sex is a wonderful, crucial part of growing up, and children and teens can enjoy the pleasures of the body and be safe, too. In this book Judith Levine makes this argument and goes further, asserting that America's attempts to protect children from sex are worse than ineffectual. It is the assumption of danger and the exclusive focus on protection--what Levine terms "the sexual politics of fear"--That are themselves  Read more...
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Judith Levine
ISBN: 0816640068 9780816640065
OCLC Number: 48249308
Description: xxxv, 299 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Censorship: the sexual media and the ambivalence of knowing --
Manhunt: the pedophile panic --
Therapy: "children who molest" and the tyranny of the normal --
Crimes of passion: statutory rape and the denial of female desire --
No-sex education: from "chastity" to "abstinence" --
Compulsory motherhood: the end of abortion --
The expurgation of pleasure --
The facts ... and truthful fictions --
What is wanting? gender, equality, and desire --
Good touch: a sensual education --
Community: risk, identity, and love in the age of AIDS.
Responsibility: Judith Levine ; foreword by Joycelyn M. Elders.

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Sex is a wonderful, crucial part of growing up, and children and teens can enjoy the pleasures of the body and be safe, too. In this book Judith Levine makes this argument and goes further, asserting that America's attempts to protect children from sex are worse than ineffectual. It is the assumption of danger and the exclusive focus on protection--what Levine terms "the sexual politics of fear"--That are themselves harmful to minors. Through interviews with young people and their parents, stories drawn from today's headlines, visits to classrooms and clinics, and a look back at the ways sex among children and teenagers has been viewed throughout history, Judith Levine debunks some of the dominant myths of our society. She examines and challenges widespread anxieties (pedophilia, stranger kidnapping, Internet pornography) and sacred cows (abstinence-based sex education, statutory rape laws). Levine investigates the policies and practices that affect kids' sex lives--censorship, psychology, sex and AIDS education, family, criminal, and reproductive law, and the journalism that begs for "solutions" while inciting more fear. Harmful to minors offers fresh alternatives to fear and silence, describing sex-positive approaches that are ethically based and focus on common sense. Levine provides optimistic, though realistic, prescriptions for how we might do better in guiding children toward loving well--that is, safely, pleasurably, and with respect for others and themselves.

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