Showing posts with label sexuality. Show all posts
Showing posts with label sexuality. Show all posts

Monday, August 13, 2012

The Desire to Regulate Desires

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The lawyer and journalist Eric Berkowitz has written an excellent book entitled "Sex and Punishment: Four Thousand Years of Judging Desire" on how humanity devotes an extraordinary amount of time and effort to regulate human sexuality. 

Sara Wheeler has reviewed the book for the "Literary Review" and she points out:

What all this amounts to, in most of the human cultures that have ever existed, is the male fear of and wish to subjugate women.  
  
Continue reading Sara Wheeler's review here.

An excerpt of Berkowitz' book can be found on the Boing Boing website.