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CHAPTER-1-2
CHAPTER-3
CHAPTER-4-5-6-7
CHAPTER-8-9
CHAPTER-10-11
CHAPTER-12-13-14-15
CHAPTER-16-17
CHAPTER-18-19
CHAPTER-20-21-22
CHAPTER-23-24-25
CHAPTER-26-27-28
CHAPTER-29-30
CHAPTER-31.1
CHAPTER-31.2
CHAPTER-31.3
CHAPTER-32
CHAPTER-33
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CHAPTER-39-40-41-42
CHAPTER-43-44-45
CHAPTER-46-47
CHAPTER-48
CHAPTER-49-50
CHAPTER-51
CHAPTER-52-53
The Sex Life of the Gods. Michael Knerr. CHAPTER-1-2
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CHAPTER-11-12
CHAPTER-13-14
CHAPTER-15-16
CHAPTER-17-18

claimed ignorance, and the illegality of the thing. The woman finally 

committed suicide, but not before she had given birth to six abnormal 

children, who will probably grow up drunkards, criminals or insane. 

 

And because we object to such kind of breeding, we are accused of 

being enemies of the human race, of advocating race suicide, of 

violating the laws of God and man. Oh, for a mighty Sampson to strike 

the imbeciles with the jaw of an ass, for a mental Hercules to loosen 

the fontanelles of their petrified skulls and put some sense into 

them! 

 

_Case 4._ This observation concerns a couple both of whom had a very 

bad heredity. The blood of each was badly tainted. The doctor who had 

treated the husband cautioned them and told them that they had no 

right to have children. But here the tables were turned. The doctor 

wanted to give them the means for prevention, but the husband and 

wife, pious Roman Catholics, would not go against their religion and 

God (as if God wanted a world full of imbeciles), and refused to 

employ any precautions. They have had four children so far. One of 

them seems fairly normal, except that he is silly, in which respect he 

is merely like his parents; two are deaf and blind in one eye; the 

fourth is a cretin, practically an idiot. 

 

This case brings us face to face with another phase of the problem. 

What should we do when the parents, stupid and ignorant, refuse to 

stop breeding worthless material? Eugenic agitation, education, will 

bring about such a strong public opinion that none but idiots, who 

will be vasectomized or segregated, will dare to bring into the world 

children that are physically and mentally handicapped. 

 

_Case 5._ This couple had been married eight years, and had five 

children And the wife said she could not stand it any more. Another 

child--no, she preferred death. They practiced coitus interruptus for 

a while, with mutual disgust, but when the wife was caught again, she 

said: "No more!" And she would not let her husband come near her. He 

could do what he pleased--she did not care. After a few months he 

began to go elsewhere--contracted syphilis, had to give up his 

position, the home was broken up, the wife went out to work, the 

children are scattered--in short, a home, which we are told is the 

foundation of our society, is broken up, and there is misery and 

wretchedness all around--and all for the lack of a little timely 

information. 

 

_Case 6._ Mr. A and Miss B, twenty-eight and twenty-five years old 

respectively, have known one another for several years, and in spite 

of their occupation, which is supposed to make people blase and 

cynical--he being a reporter and she a special story writer--are quite 

in love with each other. But their occupation and income are such that 


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