Title: The Sex Education Racket - An Exposé
Author: Phoebe Courtney
Cover artist: a purveyor of nightmares
Yours for: SOLD (Feb. 09)
Best things about this cover:
- Oh, god, who are these kids and what are they doing on this cover? Are they all hopped up on sex ed?
- "After receiving sex education in school, Peter looked at his stepsisters Marcia and Cindy in a whole new light..."
- These kids are so much more horrifying than Anything you'll find inside this book (which is mostly specious anti-communist and anti-"Negro" nutjobbery - don't ask me what either has to do with sex education, because I just can't tell you)
- "Phoebe Courtney" went on to inspire the sitcom "Friends."
- This book is in amazing condition. Appears never to have been read. Shocking.
- I love the idea that sex ed is a "racket." All those sex ed fat cats, rolling in all that sex ed money. Say no to Big Sex Ed! (Hey, I knew a guy named "Big Sex Ed" once ... so that's what his name meant)
Best things about this back cover:
[late addendum - this woman is famousish in the history of radical right politics in America: see here. Why oh Why is there no mention of her husband on this book cover!? Thanks for the reference, Steve]
- Oh ... my. Hello, Misssssss Courtney. Don't you look ... happy.
- What is her hair doing!? Maybe Miss Courtney is a perfectly reasonable human being whose mind is being controlled by some kind of parasitic mock-hair creature.
- I love that she wrote a "series of pamphlets" (who is she, Thomas Paine?) called "TAX FAX," many years before "FAX" was a household term.
- Like any good, husbandless, sexually repressed woman with hair pulled so tight on her head that her face is contorted into a permanent smile, she likes to keep a "massive German Shepherd dog" around the house.
- How much would you like to bet that Phoebe Courtney was into some seriously kinky shit.
- There is a section of blank pages at the back of the book marked "Your Notes"
If you oppose sex education in the schools, then you will want to do something about it.
There's a "handling the media" guide and everything. This book is awesome in that it represents early evidence of the albatross that now hangs around the neck of the Republican party: it's anti-science, anti-black, anti-public education, anti-union, anti-masturbation (seriously). It's also very much pro-ugly/scary book covers. Further, it's apparently responsible for ushering in the 70s' lamentable obsession with earth tones.