„Ali Gum'a: There must be four witnesses to testify against the adulterer. They must testify that they saw them having sex.
Interviewer: In other words, that is impossible.
Ali Gum'a: Exactly. This cannot happen unless someone is weary of living and decides to confess.“
Mufti of Egypt Ali Gum'a Confronted with Questions about the Treatment of Women in Islam and Blames "Secularists" for Terrorism Worldwide, MEMRI, September 13, 2007 http://www.memritv.org/clip_transcript/en/1586.htm,
„I am, I must confess, suspicious of those who denounce others for having "too much" sex. At what point does a "healthy" amount become "too much"? There are, of course, those who suffer because their desire for sex has become compulsive; in their cases the drive (loneliness, guilt) is at fault, not the activity as such.“
— Edmund White American novelist and LGBT essayist 1940
San Francisco (p. 37).
States of Desire: Travels in Gay America (1980)
— Jerry Falwell American evangelical pastor, televangelist, and conservative political commentator 1933 - 2007
Crossfire (17 May 1997)
— Azar Nafisi, buch Reading Lolita in Tehran
Quelle: Reading Lolita in Tehran
„Equity knows no difference of sex. In its vocabulary the word man must be understood in a generic, and not in a specific sense.“
— Herbert Spencer, buch Social Statics
Pt. II, Ch. 16 : The Rights of Women
Social Statics (1851)
„The riddle of life is simply this. For some mad reason in this mad world of ours, the things which men differ about most are exactly the things about which they must be got to agree. Men can agree on the fact that the earth goes round the sun. But then it does not matter a dump whether the earth goes around the sun or the Pleiades. But men cannot agree about morals: sex, property, individual rights, fixity and contracts, patriotism, suicide, public habits of health – these are exactly the things that men tend to fight about. And these are exactly the things that must be settled somehow on strict principles. Study each of them, and you will find each of them works back certainly to a philosophy, probably to a religion.“
— G. K. Chesterton English mystery novelist and Christian apologist 1874 - 1936
According to Larry Azar (Evolution and Other Fairy Tales, AuthorHouse, 2005, p. 470), Chesterton made this statement on 16 March 1907
„To have "It", the fortunate possessor must have that strange magnetism which attracts both sexes. He or she must be entirely unselfconscious and full of self-confidence, indifferent to the effect he or she is producing, and uninfluenced by others. There must be physical attraction, but beauty is unnecessary.“
— Elinor Glyn British novelist and scriptwriter 1864 - 1943
Foreword to It, and Other Stories (1927)
„Money, it turned out, was exactly like sex. You thought of nothing else if you didn't have it and thought of other things if you did.“
— James Baldwin (1924-1987) writer from the United States 1924 - 1987
"The Black Boy Looks at the White Boy" in Esquire (May 1961)
„Great sex is apocalyptic. There is no such thing as great sex unless you have an apocalyptic moment.“
— Norman Mailer American novelist, journalist, essayist, playwright, film maker, actor and political candidate 1923 - 2007
„Satanism does not encourage orgiastic activity or extramarital affairs for those to whom they do not come naturally. For many, it would be very unnatural and detrimental to be unfaithful to their chosen mates. To others, it would be frustrating to be bound sexually to just one person. Each person must decide for himself what form of sexual activity best suits his individual needs. Self deceitfully forcing yourself to be adulterous or to have sex partners when not married just for the sake of proving others (or worse yet, to yourself) that you are emancipated from sexual guilt is just as wrong, by Satanic standards, as leaving any sexual need unfulfilled because of ingrained feelings of guilt.“
— Anton LaVey, buch Satanische Bibel
The Satanic Bible (1969)
„However sugarcoated and ambiguous, every form of authoritarianism must start with a belief in some group's greater right to power, whether that right is justified by sex, race, class, religion or all four.“
— Gloria Steinem American feminist and journalist 1934
"If Hitler Were Alive, Whose Side Would He Be On?" in M.S. magazine (October-November 1980); later in Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions (1983)
Kontext: However sugarcoated and ambiguous, every form of authoritarianism must start with a belief in some group's greater right to power, whether that right is justified by sex, race, class, religion or all four. However far it may expand, the progression inevitably rests on unequal power and airtight roles within the family.
„The terms ‘male’ and ‘female’ must be understood as representing no more primitive opposition of sex to sex; but as defining two worlds of differing quality, in either of which men and women may jointly move and live.“
— Laura Riding Jackson poet, critic, novelist, essayist and short story writer 1901 - 1991
"A Personal Letter, With a Request for a Reply", January 1937
„The Rubicons which women must cross, the sex barriers which they must breach, are ultimately those that exist in their own minds.“
— Freda Adler Criminologist, educator 1934
Quelle: Sisters in Crime: The Rise of the New Female Criminal (1975), P. 250.
— Anbumani Ramadoss Indian politician 1968
On a law that criminalise homosexuality in India, as quoted in " Legalise homosexuality: Ramadoss http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Legalise-homosexuality-Ramadoss/articleshow/3342815.cms?referral=PM", The Times of India (9 August 2008)
„For male and female alike, the bodies of the other sex are messages signaling what we must do — they are glowing signifiers of our own necessities.“
— John Updike American novelist, poet, short story writer, art critic, and literary critic 1932 - 2009
“The Female Body,” Michigan Quarterly Review (1990)
„When I say that children should be told about sex, I do not mean that they should be told only the bare physiological facts; they should be told whatever they wish to know. There should be no attempt to represent adults as more virtuous than they are, or sex as occurring only in marriage. There is no excuse for deceiving children. And when, as must happen in conventional families, they find that their parents have lied, they lose confidence in them, and feel justified in lying to them.“
— Bertrand Russell logician, one of the first analytic philosophers and political activist 1872 - 1970
Our Sexual Ethics http://www.utilitarian.org/texts/oursexethics.html (1936)
„It is a melancholy truth; yet such is the blessed effect of civilization! the most respectable women are the most oppressed; and, unless they have understandings far superiour to the common run of understandings, taking in both sexes, they must, from being treated like contemptible beings, become contemptible.“
— Mary Wollstonecraft, buch A Vindication of the Rights of Woman
Quelle: A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1792), Ch. 9
— Leonard Susskind American physicist 1940
Lecture "Cosmic landscape and illusion of intelligent design", DESY Hamburg (28 September, 2006).
„By listing them, we decree and declare that all the faithful of both sexes must regard them as condemned, reprobated, and rejected….We restrain all in the virtue of holy obedience and under the penalty of an automatic major excommunication….“
— Pope Leo X, Exsurge Domine
Exsurge Domine (1520)
Kontext: With the advice and consent of these our venerable brothers, with mature deliberation on each and every one of the above theses, and by the authority of almighty God, the blessed Apostles Peter and Paul, and our own authority, we condemn, reprobate, and reject completely each of these theses or errors as either heretical, scandalous, false, offensive to pious ears or seductive of simple minds, and against Catholic truth. By listing them, we decree and declare that all the faithful of both sexes must regard them as condemned, reprobated, and rejected…. We restrain all in the virtue of holy obedience and under the penalty of an automatic major excommunication....
Moreover, because the preceding errors and many others are contained in the books or writings of Martin Luther, we likewise condemn, reprobate, and reject completely the books and all the writings and sermons of the said Martin, whether in Latin or any other language, containing the said errors or any one of them; and we wish them to be regarded as utterly condemned, reprobated, and rejected. We forbid each and every one of the faithful of either sex, in virtue of holy obedience and under the above penalties to be incurred automatically, to read, assert, preach, praise, print, publish, or defend them. They will incur these penalties if they presume to uphold them in any way, personally or through another or others, directly or indirectly, tacitly or explicitly, publicly or occultly, either in their own homes or in other public or private places.