Re: The sex-death continuum

t (christopher_l._turner@hud.gov)
Wed, 08 Apr 98 08:25:50 -0500

From: <christopher_l._turner@hud.gov>
Message-Id: <9804088920.AA892038122@hudsmtphq.hud.gov>
Date: Wed, 08 Apr 98 08:25:50 -0500
To: <memetics@mmu.ac.uk>
Subject: Re: The sex-death continuum

ROBERT P. LEVY wrote:
>>>>>>Has anyone yet done any investigations of the realtion between
sex repression and death obsession? It's definitely quite present and
seems to be a good are to investigate in a memetic/ evolutionary
biology context.<<<<<<<

Do you suppose this ties in with the apparent compulsive tendency in
our culture to render the showing of any forms of explicit sexual
activity in 'popular' entertainment 'ok' by closely associating it
with some form of violent behavior or result (similar to the way
'illicit drugs' are treated in movies, etc.) i.e. to ensure that
'our children' get the 'right' message that 'sex is bad' ('immoral',
'sinful', etc.)?

Very interested in the issue and its effects on our society,
Chris

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