Studying Sexuality for Social Policy

Studying Sexuality for Social Policy

Studying sexuality has always been fraught with societal push-back. The story of other scientific innovations being rejected and ultimately adopted, such as with evolution, is widely celebrated as a triumph over religiously motivated politics. Yet the social sciences have repeatedly faced similar struggles and continue to do so today, but these stories are lesser known. As University of Chicago sociology Professor Edward Laumann notes: “The Kinsey report was a cultural event of enormous consequence.” Feminist Gloria Steinem says: “The Kinsey report is a little like the Bill of Rights. It only is powerful if we use it. “If it exists only on paper, then it has little importance. It depends on what is done with it now.”

Quotes and read more on Kinsey’s research: http://buff.ly/ZcGdR6 Image: http://buff.ly/ZcGfsq #socialscience #sociology

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