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Unrespectability Area

*****An Invitation from TSS*****


Please...go no further if you are easily offended by "deviant" realities and ideas...Please


Topics and Links

TSS Directory


My intention in this Room is to feature sites which deal with "non-mainstream-American Culture," i.e. unrespectable topics, activities, and sites you might not ordinarily be interested in or aware of on your own.

Sociologist Peter L. Berger called this the Unrespectability Motif of sociological consciousness. Go Here for a few statements about it by Berger. Let me be very clear about this: this room is about taking a sociologically empathetic approach towards even the most "disgusting" (you define it!) ideas, practices, and realities in our society. Some people may simply call them extreme realities. But, they'll be here in order to understand them.

Also, by putting these sites in TSS, I am not condoning them...nor, I might add, condemning them. It's all about taking a sociological view of our culture and its practices. The more we know about it the better we can change what needs to be.

So, if you want to take a look at some of these things, Click here for the Topics and Featured Sites.

If not, choose from the TSS Directory to get out of here, okay?

Topics and Links

Alternative Moralities, Behaviors, and Perspectives


Fun Stuff








Alternative Moralities, Behaviors, and Perspectives

Masters And slaves Together
Pacific Northwest HOME PAGE

Non-racist & Non-political SKINHEADS
Hated in Florida and lots of other "respectable places"

Fondly and Firmly: The Gentleman Art of Spanking the Woman you Love
The guy is serious about this...and so are some women

Heartless Bitches International
But they say they don't hate men

Cruel Site of the Day

The Smoking Gun
Quirky and Strange Documents

Death with Dignity National Center
A very serious treatment of a very serious and unrespectable topic

Fun Stuff

Just for fun...

Censor This


Incest: A Chilling Report
by Heidi Vanderbilt

Incest/Sexual Abuse of Children

SNAP: Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests


National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws

The Uses of Marijuana (Help write a book!!)

Historical Research on Drug Policy


Thought Crime

Generation Fuck You

The Flag-Burning Page

Virtual Burning of a Virtual Flag


XXX: A Woman's Right to Pornography
by Wendy McElroy...including links to the "Preface" of her book and to her Homepage

Humans and their Pornography
from The Ethical Spectacle...Vol. I, No. 11 November 1995, Series of essays on the issue of Pornography

Should pornography be banned as a threat to women?
Resources used to support "yes"


Prostitute's Education Network

The World Sex Guide: Research about Prostitution


Joe's Secret Life: Bisexuality

Steps in overcoming Masturbation (Mormon Advice circa 1970)

FAQ about Bisexuality

Coming Clean about Bisexuality: A Male Perspective

Retouching the Schoolkids

FPC: 20 Links to pro-pedophilia sites
Some in non-english...some may have disturbing pictures, so beware

Ipce is a forum for people who are engaged in scholarly discussion about the understanding and emancipation of mutual relationships between children or adolescents and adults.

On the Pedophilia Issue: What the APA Should Have Known
One of many critiques of Pedophilia in general and Dr. Harris Mirkins, in particular (re: "The Pattern of Sexual Politics: Feminism, Homosexuality and Pedophilia" by Dr. Harris Mirkin in Journal of Homosexuality Vol 37, Number 2 (1999) pp.1-24)

NOTE: A Google search using "Harris Mirkin" as the keyword will turn up many more "anti" articles and sites about him and the movement to either simply discuss make it acceptable.


Suicidal Idols

From "Invitation to Sociology" by Peter L. Berger

In looking at this American development we can detect another motif of sociology, closely related to that of debunking but not identical with---its fascination with the unrespectable view of society. In at least every western society it is possible to distinquish between respectable and unrespectable sectors. (p. 43)

...we would contend that there has been an important undercurrent in American sociology, relating to that "other America" of dirty language and disenchanted attitudes, that state of mind that refuses to be impressed, moved or befuddled by the official ideologies. (p. 44)

But where there is intelligence and where it manages to free itself from the goggles of respectability, we can expect a clearer view of society than in those cases where the oratorical imagery is taken for real life. (p. 45)

...we would maintain that sociological consciousness predisposes one towards an awareness of worlds other than that of middle-class respectability, an awareness which already carries within itself the seeds of intellectual unrespectability. (p.46)

But whether he can bring himself to human sympathy with the phenomena he is studying or not, the sociologist will in some measure be detached from the taken-for-granted postures of his society. Unrespectability, whatever its ramifications in the emotions and the will, must remain a constant possibility in the sociologist's mind. It may be segregated from the rest of his life, overlaid by the routine mental states of everyday existence, even denied ideologically. Total respectability of thought, however, will invariably mean the death of sociology. This is one of the reasons why genuine sociology disappears promptly from the scene in totalitarian countries, as is well illustrated in the instance of Nazi Germany. By implication, sociological understanding is always potentially dangerous to the minds of policemen and other guardians of public order, since it will always tend to relativize the claim to absolute rightness upon which such minds like to rest. (pp47-48)