Steve Rymer Posted February 16, 2005 Share Posted February 16, 2005 I wanted to tell you after reading a couple of articles on spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk how disappointed I was with the rather sanitised and polictically correct viewpoints expressed in articles relating to Marie Stopes and Margaret Sanger. The fact that they were, fanatical eugenicists and began 'birth control' centres to deal with what they referred to as "weeds ... overrunning the human garden" and "morons, misfits, and the maladjusted" seems to have been completely missed by the very feminist article listed on your site. Both Ms. Stopes and Ms. Sanger are listed in some detail on the 'Eugenics Watch' website. Their views were even bold enough to come to the attention of Adolf Hitler who expressed 'an admiration' for their work. Ms. Stopes used her clinics to provide funding to the UK Eugenics Society, having founded the 'Society for Constructive Birth Control and Racial Progress' and 'Mothers' Clinic for Constructive Birth Control'. She published numerous books on Eugenics and a 'Eugenics Review' for the society itself and was a 'life fellow' until her death. 'Radiant Motherhood' called for the "compulsory sterilization of the insane, feebleminded ... revolutionaries ... half castes." Upon her death in 1958 she left her clinic and a substantial part of her assets to the Eugenics Society. It disappoints me that in the fanatical clammer to unearth 'feminist' icons that the truth can be so easily disregarded or erased by the very people charged with teaching our children to think for themselves (or is that out of date?). It quite frankly scares me to think that this unchallenged, one-sided, sanitised clap-trap is being fed to our children via the NGFL and sites such as yours. (I know it's not your site) No doubt you have already dismissed my objections as the misguided and therefore unimportant 'attitudes' of someone outside the politically correct world of education. Let me help you with the commonly used and abused terminology - I know how the system works. I am a male and not willing to accept these blatant distortions, therefore a sexist, mysogenist moron. I do not expect for one minute that you will bother to reply. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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