good discussion. this topic is, as are most things having to do with sex, loaded down with so much baggage that it is difficult to have a reasoned exploration of it, which is... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Steve Johnson
A few contentions Kincaid has are already well proven- the Satanic Panic was a terrible, shameful case of mass hysteria. Read morePublished 12 months ago by charlotte simmons
I had this recommended as a look at the current behavior of "adults protecting children" and it did delve into a less spoken side of the issue, the question about if much... Read morePublished 20 months ago by H. W. Stone
While Kincaid makes a number of interesting points on the way Western culture venerates The Child (and includes some insightful historical and literary evidence), the book falls... Read morePublished on January 31, 2013 by Robyn
It would be both easy and comforting to dismiss Kincaid as being prone to over-generalization, as projecting his own sick fantasies onto the world at large, and as being dismissive... Read morePublished on December 26, 2006 by S. Seaman
This is a dreadful book, one of the worst I've ever read.
In brief, Kincaid cannot write. Admittedly he can put nouns with verbs and form sentences into paragraphs. Read more
I'm not a child molester or a pedophile by any stretch of the imagination, but I picked up this book because it had an interesting thesis- that our culture eroticizes youth and, in... Read morePublished on August 23, 2005 by Gully
I meant too review "Harmful to minors" which I read not this one which I didn't read (in its entirety)-- but I'm against the fear mongers that wish to frighten and repress young... Read morePublished on January 15, 2003 by "pewterhead"
I haven't read this book but I had a class with Kincaid. A few remarks: The people whose reviews said that he did not have good evidence did not provide anything better to argue... Read morePublished on July 16, 2002 by Amazon Customer