Alfred Kinsey was one of the great prophets of our time. Alfred Kinsey was one of the great devils of our time.
Between those two assertions lies a fantastic tale that pitted a determined little woman named Judith Reisman against the sexual researcher Alfred Kinsey.
In his time, Alfred Kinsey bestrode the world like a colossus. An expert in insects, he nonetheless turned his attention to humans when he founded the Institute for Sex Research at Indiana University in 1947. He published two books that utterly changed America and the world: Sexual Behavior in the Human Male (1947) and Sexual Behavior in the Human Female (1952). His books were as influential as Darwin’s On the Origin of Species and Karl Marx’s The Communist Manifesto. They were the fuse that lit the sexual revolution. No longer would American men and women view themselves the same as before.