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  Alfred Kinsey - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Alfred Kinsey was born on June 23, 1894, in Hoboken, New Jersey, to Alfred Seguine Kinsey and Sarah Ann Charles.
Kinsey died on August 25, 1956, at the age of 62.
Kinsey maintained that people do not clearly fall into the categories of exclusive heterosexuality or exclusive homosexuality, but that most can be placed somewhere between, in a continuum of sexual orientations with homo- and heterosexuality at the extremes and bisexuality at the midpoint.
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 American Experience | Kinsey | People & Events | PBS
Kinsey's attachment to camping was so deep that he was to continue as a camper, and later a counselor, into the early years of his marriage.
Kinsey eventually decided to write his dissertation on the gall wasp, a tiny insect that made its home in oak trees, on whose branches its burrowing produced the tumescent growths known as galls.
Kinsey received his Doctor of Science in 1919, and after a yearlong traveling fellowship (which he used to collect even more gall wasps), he arrived in Bloomington, Indiana, in August 1920 as a very new assistant professor of entomology at Indiana University at the salary of $2,000 -- about $21,000 in 2004 dollars.
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Kinsey, always portrayed in the press as a wholesome "leave it to Beaver" style family man, was "one of the scholarly eugenicists of pre-World War II", according to biographer James Jones.
Kinsey's most effective weapon for psychological warfare on the world was his Rockefeller-funded study of American sexuality, the most famous volume being his vaunted study of "normal" sexuality, Sexual Behavior In The Human Male, published in 1948.
Researchers into Kinsey's methods, which purportedly catalogue normal sexuality, have noted that he loaded the ranks of his test subjects with an inordinately high number of persons imprisoned for sex deviancy, prostitutes and child molesters, criminals estimated by one researcher as providing as high as one third of his overall subjects.
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 Discovery Health :: Alfred C. Kinsey and American Sexuality
Alfred Kinsey is regarded by many to be the foremost pioneer in the quantitative study of human sexuality.
Kinsey coordinated the course and presented lectures on the biological dimensions of sex and marriage.
Kinsey published "Sexual Behavior In The Human Male" in 1948, which came to be known as the "Kinsey Report." The report immediately created controversy for its revelations of the sexuality of white American males.
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 Kinsey , Alfred Charles (1894-1956) Encyclopedia of Psychology - Find Articles
Alfred Charles Kinsey was a well-known entomologist, specializing in the study of gall wasps, when his increasing interest in human sexuality led him in a entirely new scientific direction.
Kinsey's landmark studies, which emphasized both the variety of human sexual activities and the prevalence of practices that were condemned by society, led to a new openness in attitudes toward sex.
Born in 1894, in Hoboken, New Jersey, Kinsey was the son of a domineering father, Alfred Seguine Kinsey, and a devoutly religious mother, Sarah Anne (Charles) Kinsey.
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 The Kinsey Institute -Movie facts
Alfred and Clara Kinsey were married in 1921 and had 4 children.
But a second wave of comments were negative, and Kinsey was attacked by religious and conservative groups, and in some cases by the academic community, which questioned his data collection and analysis.
Kinsey is widely respected today for interview methodology, documenting the wide variation in sexual behavior, studying the differences in male and female sexual response and perceptions, and launching the scientific study of sex.
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 Alfred Kinsey - obituary
Kinsey's illness had interrupted his busy schedule of travels to collect material for new sex- research projects--on men in prison, on Europeans and on animals.
Kinsey became famous as the author of the first mass scientific survey of human sexual behavior.
Alfred Charles Kinsey was born on June 23, 1894, in Hoboken, N. J., a son of Alfred S. Kinsey, an engineering instructor at Stevens Institute of Technology.
www.english.upenn.edu /~afilreis/50s/kinsey.html   (727 words)

 CWA - The Truth about Alfred Kinsey
Kinsey's work has been instrumental in advancing acceptance of pornography, homosexuality, abortion, and condom-based sex education, and his disciples even today are promoting a view of children as "sexual beings." Their ultimate goal: to normalize pedophilia, or "adult-child sex."
Kinsey's studies have had an enormous impact on the law and the culture, despite later evidence that the research was fatally flawed and even involved cover-ups of child rape.
Kinsey was a silent partner in the molestation of hundreds of children.
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 "The Joy of Sexology: What to think now about Alfred Kinsey" by Christina Larson
Kinsey was a part of the generation that Arthur Schlesinger, writing in the Partisan Review in 1949, dubbed the age of the “Statistical Soldier,” when Americans' appetite for approaching social questions by accumulating massive case histories reached its zenith.
Kinsey had documented that a plurality of younger American men were guilty of at least one act then illegal in some or all states, including premarital sex, homosexual sex, extramarital sex, oral sex with a spouse, anal sex with a fiancée, among others.
Kinsey recorded that 6 percent of women and 21 percent of men had sex by age 16; in 1995, a study by the Alan Guttmacher Institute found that 39 percent of men and 45 percent weren't virgins at 16.
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 summary:  Alfred Kinsey   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
As Kinsey prepared for the class, he was shocked by the dearth of scientific literature about sex and the misinformation spread by doctors and ministers.
Kinsey, an ardent atheist, considered most of what he read about sex prudish because it was based on traditional "Judaeo-Christian" ethics he considered repressive.
Kinsey was no communist, and when the Reece committee threatened to investigate him and the Institute, he dismissed their charges, but the agency that funded his work was frightened into canceling his grant.
www.gayhistory.com /rev2/factfiles/ffkinsey.htm   (469 words)

 Alfred Kinsey - MSN Encarta
Alfred Kinsey (1894-1956), American biologist, whose pioneering investigation of human sexual behavior resulted in two controversial studies that had far-reaching influence.
Born in Hoboken, New Jersey, June 23, 1894, Alfred Charles Kinsey was educated at Bowdoin College and Harvard University.
The findings of Kinsey and his associates, based on interviews with some 18,000 men and women, were published in Sexual Behavior in the Human Male (1948) and Sexual Behavior of the Human Female (1953).
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Kinsey and his team of researchers criss-crossed the country collecting data on the sexual activities of what he liked to call “the human animal.” Then they shared that information in a ground-breaking study, Sexual Behavior in the Human Male, which was first published in 1948.The world would never be the same.
Kinsey would ease in with innocuous questions—age, religion, education, and occupation—before moving on to early sexual experiences—masturbation, dreams, etc. As subjects began to relax, he would shift to one of the most revealing aspects of a person’s sexuality—erotic arousal.
Kinsey felt that he could often learn more about a person’s sexual nature from what they thought about than the actual activity they allowed themselves to engage in.
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 Kinsey and the Homosexual Revolution
Kinsey's percentage was seized upon by Harry Hay, the father of the homosexual "civil rights" movement, when Hay formed the Mattachine Society, urging that homosexuality be seen no longer as an act of sodomy but as a 10% minority class.
Alfred Kinsey's research on child orgasm is described in Chapter 5 of his book Sexual Behavior in the Human Male (1948).[7] Some of the observations are summarized in Tables 30-34 of the book.
No matter what Kinsey's own sexual proclivities and biases, after WWII Kinsey began to move in concert with a cadre of revisionist educators, lawyers and other professionals who determined with their sponsors to forever alter the American way of life through its educational system (the future) and the legal system (the standard of judgment).
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 Kinsey   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
It’s the early 1900s, and young Alfred Kinsey is being raised in a strict Methodist home where newfangled inventions such as automobiles, electricity, telephones and zippers are thought to be the spawn of Satan.
Kinsey describes pornography as “just a depiction of man in his natural state.” He denounces his critics by saying, “The forces of chastity are massing against us, trying to silence science.” A professor who preaches abstinence is made to look like a fool.
Kinsey’s legacy is that he played a role in unleashing epidemic levels of sexually transmitted diseases, rampant divorce, massive numbers of out-of-wedlock births, the breakdown of the family, abortion and the destruction of marriage.
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 alfred kinsey
Hollywood is attempting to canonize one of the "fathers" of the sexual revolution, researcher Alfred Kinsey, with the Nov. 19 national release of the movie "Kinsey." Kinsey’s pseudo-scientific studies about the supposed sexual habits of American men and women have been used to shape laws and school curriculums for generations.
"Kinsey is an effort to rehabilitate a ‘father’ of the hellish sexual revolution who has been discredited because of his debauched lifestyle and the misinformation he spread about sex," said Morality in Media President Robert Peters, who recently previewed the film in New York.
Kinsey’s father is the predominant religious figure in the film, and with the exception of one scene, he is stereotypically portrayed as overly strict, mean spirited and anti-sex."
www.catholicherald.com /eddesk/04ed/ed041118.htm   (566 words)

 Judith Reisman Versus Alfred Kinsey, Homosexuality, and Porn
One of her books on Kinsey is self-published (by her now defunct Institute for Media Education).The second Kinsey book, and another on pornography are published by Huntington House Books.
Kinsey has admitted that his sample was not adequate to draw firm conclusions, and longed for a more comprehensive study to be conducted in the future.
But the research Kinsey provides has given people a context for their own sexuality, protecting them from the priests and witch doctors who are ever ready to pry and condemn.
www.jesus21.com /poppydixon/sex/kinsey/judith_reisman.html   (2610 words)

 Amazon.com: Sex the Measure of All Things: A Life of Alfred C. Kinsey: Books: Jonathan Gathorne-Hardy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Alfred Kinsey was a driven man in every major aspect of his existence, and moderation, balance, and other disciplines of self control were not qualities he advocated for the public or usually practiced himself where sexual activity was concerned.
Kinsey, an extremely complicated individual, was an atheist (he rebelled vigorously against the strict religion of his father), a brilliant professor and scientist, mesmerizing lecturer, intolerant of what he considered shoddy work of other scientists, a loving husband and father, a "benevolent despot", a bisexual, a compassionate and humane person.
Kinsey was denounced by many church leaders including Billy Graham-- after all Kinsey did most of his sex research in the 1940's-- he was revered and praised by many, and was a life line to many persons troubled about their sexuality.
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 Kinsey Movie Review Liam Neeson as Professor Alfred Kinsey Sex Researcher
I found the movie Kinsey to be both true to his work and to the essence of this dedicated man. Besides being highly entertaining, it was very relevant today to an audience which had no idea who Alfred Kinsey was or how his work had impacted their lives.
One of the things which differentiated Kinsey from anyone who came before him was the way he was able to put people at ease during the interview so they would disclose their innermost secrets.
I believe Dr. Kinsey's most valuable accomplishment was that, in an authoritarian age with a rising conflict between the religious and secular segments, he reaffirmed the rational pragmatic values of experimental science in a field of human existence previously given over to dogma and fear.
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Of course Kinsey’s idea of natural was profoundly distorted and under the guise of “science” Kinsey would succeed with the indoctrination of this philosophy into the American mainstream psyche as well as radically revising America’s laws regarding sexual offenses.
For example, prior to the release of Kinsey’s research, rape was a capital offense in 19 states, however Kinsey’s put forth the “rape myth” which postulated that many women fantasized about being raped and therefore could in fact send subtle signals that might invite such an egregious assault.
Kinsey actually lobbied and testified before numerous state legislatures arguing that the age of consent should be lowered to age 10.
www.nationalcoalition.org /kinsey/kinseycraven.html   (1191 words)

 summary, 1948:  Kinsey Publishes Sexual Behavior in the Human Male   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
At a time when psychiatry was dominated by Freudians who believed that homosexuals have disturbed personalities, Kinsey argued that male-male sex is just one of many "outlets" that are part of any man's sexual repertoire.
Americans were ready to imagine that their men were randy, but when Kinsey reported that married women who had premarital sexual experience had more orgasms after they married and that lesbians were better at inducing climax than males were, a storm of opposition arose.
1953 was a year fraught with anti-communist hysteria, and some congressmen suspected that Kinsey might be a fifth columnist working to erode America's morals and weaken her against a communist onslaught.
www.gayhistory.com /rev2/factfiles/ff1948.htm   (395 words)

 AskMen.com - Alfred Kinsey
In November of 2004, Kinsey, a biopic of sexual researcher Alfred Kinsey, was released in theaters.
Kinsey approached his study of the sexual life of the everyday American in the most direct manner he could: by interviewing everyday Americans.
Kinsey's manner of interviewing wrought frank and honest answers from his subjects, and the study of human sexuality became his lifetime pursuit.
www.askmen.com /love/dzimmer_100/121_love_answers.html   (631 words)

 Kinsey (2004): Reviews
This film turns the microscope on Alfred Kinsey (Neeson) in a portrait of a man driven to uncover the most private secrets of a nation.
Kinsey is patient and educational and never (darn it) rude or shocking.
Kinsey is too tasteful by half, and while it may have its gentle charms, it never thrills.
www.metacritic.com /film/titles/kinsey   (1374 words)

 The Seattle Times: Arts & Entertainment: Getting to the heart of Alfred Kinsey
Bill Condon, writer/director of "Kinsey" and "Gods and Monsters" (for which he won a screenwriting Academy Award in 1998) and screenwriter of "Chicago," came to Seattle for a brief visit earlier this month to talk about the long process of making "Kinsey." Here, in his words, are his thoughts:
There was one man, Clarence Tripp, who got involved with Kinsey right after the publication of the male volume, took thousands of films for him, became close to him, became a psychologist and writer in his own right.
One Kinsey biographer, Jonathan Gathorne-Hardy, put it so well when he said, "America is the most licentious culture since Rome, and the most puritanical country ever invented." That tension — we don't have a lot of sex, but when we do, we go crazy with it.
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 WorldNetDaily: Profiting from rape
The truth is that Alfred Kinsey was not a legitimate researcher.
The study was used by Kinsey to support the idea that sexual activity in children – even with adults – is natural and healthy and should not be repressed.
Kinsey used data from the diaries of pedophiles like Rex King and Nazi Fritz von Balluseck, who was tried for the rape and murder of a 10-year-old girl.
www.worldnetdaily.com /news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=40968   (540 words)

 IUB Libraries: The Alfred C. Kinsey Map Collection
This philosophy drove Kinsey's undertaking of collecting millions of gall wasps during his early research, and was fundamental to his approach in interviewing thousands for his works on sexual behavior.
Five pages from Dr. Kinsey's Sexual Behavior in the Human Male relating to his taxonomic beliefs have been digitized and are available here in PDF format.
Kinsey the film to be shown at IUB November 13.
www.libraries.iub.edu /index.php?pageId=1946   (406 words)

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