27 Feb 2010: Hello people coming from winterolympics.si.com. Thanks for sending my blog hits through the roof! Too bad they’ll probably never get there on their own. 😉
You read that right: Australian Sex Party. It’s a real political party. ASP, as it can be acronymically known, “is simply committed to reforming bad and outdated laws around sex and gender by getting elected to the [Australian] Senate.” In line with this goal, their “policy suite… comprises the following portfolios,” which are Censorship, Education, Equality, Health, Protection of Children, Workplace Relations, and Taxation. Fair issues all around.
If this was not enough to get up your druthers, there is also a Canadian Sex Party. Based in British Columbia, the Canadian party seems to share a similar set of agendas to their Aussie cousins. Rest assured, social conservatives, British Columbia is hundreds, if not thousands of miles away from here, so nothing bad could ever creep across our iron-clad border and infiltrate the minds of the innocent youth here.
Hopefully your sarcasm detectors are working as well as your ostensible moral detectors appear to be. If anything I think such a party, if well run and true to message, could do far more help than harm. Comparing their sites, the Aussie party looks like it has its act together to a greater degree. But then, that’s judging a party by its cover.
Could such a party ever take hold here in the States, with our semi-Puritanical culture clashing with the very real demand for sex and the presence of sex in society? Not that that ever causes problems… except when it does, as in the case of George Sodini, the gunman who opened fire at a fitness center in Pittsburgh. Follow that link and look for mention of Mr. Sodini; many of his problems were centered around matters of this sort.
Given the state of political parties in our fair republic, I’m not sure that it could. But then, it might make some fair progress if they were not officially or unofficially quashed.