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Archive | May, 2004

Reaction to The Passion

by Izzy Kalman (May 2004) I have not had as many lengthy, interesting, and erudite responses to any newsletter as to my last one dealing in depth with Mel Gibson’s Passion. Whether they hate The Passion or love it, I guess people just love reading about it. And the really wonderful thing was that none […]

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The Folly of Protecting Feelings

by Izzy Kalman (May 2004) These days we’re teaching kids that the “sticks and stones slogan is a lie.” They are being taught instead that “Sticks and stones may break my bones but words hurt my feelings, and that is even worse.” Unfortunately, this nonsense has pervaded government policy as well, with horrific results. It […]

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Violence Versus Sex in Entertainment

by Izzy Kalman (May 2004) At my new seminar, Bullying and Sibling Rivalry, I have been distributing an anonymous survey form to assess participants’ attitudes and experiences. One of the items is, “After watching an erotic movie, I feel an urge to have sex.” Another is “After watching a violent movie, I feel an urge […]

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