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this book is satire, right? sadly it's not...
on 6 December 2011
Usually I pride myself in finding the weak spots in an argumentation quite fast. The most obvious blunder in this book took 40 pages of reading. It's quite amusing actually, if you're confident with your own sexuality and don't take the "male" and "female" "archetypes" too seriously (what's that anyway?).
Most of the time this book describes the juggle to defame why the author thinks homosexuality is not genetically caused - and his sources are remarkably old - I guess there are newer, scientifically better ones than those of 1933? Apart from the fact that I see no point in "treating" homosexuality, even if it were a choice, he then proceeds to again produce his view of sexuality as not only a "sexual disorder", but a more complex "neurosis" - meaning, even he secretly admits that a monocausation is quite improbable.
I'm not done reading yet, but so far the author has made no point, WHY one should treat homosexuality, he mostly makes a point, which of his counterarguments are not right in his opinion and why.
If you did not read the above, please read this: (Mostly non-"straight") People struggling with you're own sexuality: don't read this book, it's pure evangelical homophobic poison, though deceptively harmless and at times benevolently written - very very dangerous. I would have definitely fallen for that trap and taken a lot of time to lose the self-hatred this book certainly provokes and nurtures.
Parents, friends, family,.. consellours, therapists, priests,... and the like, who want to help someone close to them through this struggle: You don't need any books on this topic; this person needs your unconditional LOVE, no matter what. That's most probably all support your companion needs.