Argument: Legalization of incest would encourage patriarchal abuse

Issue Report: Legalization of adult incest


“Attacking the Last Taboo.” Time. April 14, 1980 – The literature shows absolutely no attention to psychological realities: that often an adolescent and surely a small child can hardly produce anything like informed consent to an adult it depends on for life and guidance; or that the lifting of the incest barrier would invite the routine exploitation of children by disturbed parents.