Insomnia (insomnia) wrote,


"...sexual orgies eliminate social tensions and ought to be encouraged."
- Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia

How would *he* know...?! I don't suppose that abortions or the "morning after pill" would be acceptable in his ideal world, though, would it?

Add in the bits where he refers to the direct elections of senators as a "bad idea", defends racial profiling, and his known record on women's issues, and Scalia's dream world starts to sound a bit like the reign of Caligula... or perhaps this.

Now, I see nothing wrong at all with orgies. That said, if I were a Supreme Court Justice speaking in front of students at Harvard, I wouldn't consider it appropriate to say that orgies should be encouraged. It's not my place, and wouldn't be appropriate for a judge -- much less a Supreme Court Justice -- to do. Infact, it could mean the end of your career.

Now, if I were ever named a Supreme Court Justice, and was asked directly "Didn't you attend an orgy once?", I would matter-of-factly explain the circumstances... but I *STILL* wouldn't feel it was my place to advocate the social benefits of orgies. It *STILL* wouldn't be appropriate behavior.

Far less appropriate than this, for example:

"(Masturbation) is a part of human sexuality, and it's a part of something that perhaps should be taught -- perhaps even as part of our sex ed. Curriculum." - Jocelyn Elders, former US Surgeon General, resigned over this remark.

Really, it's an amazingly out-of-touch statement for Scalia to make, especially considering his constituency.

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