The Fra; A Journal of Affirmation Volume 11

The Fra; A Journal of Affirmation Volume 11

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1913 edition. Excerpt: ...are much more natural objects of youthful admiration than titles or wealth, which now exercise, for the most part, a baneful influence on marriage. To lessen the esteem for those false attractions, and increase that for natural attractions, will tend not only to increase the number of healthy marriages, but also to give greater importance to natural and normal love. The effect will be felt both in bringing about a larger proportion of marriages among the healthy and a smaller proportion among the unhealthy. It will also lead to a partial segregation by which the healthy will to a large extent marry among themselves, and thus leave the unhealthy either unmarried or compelled to make alliances in their own class so The result will be, in the struggle for race supremacy, that the healthy, thus separated off from the relatively unfit, will have a distinct advantage both in the number of offspring and in their vitality. Government Influence HE only government influences which have been seriously suggested by eugenists are two: First, the offering of prizes or bounties to couples who conform to certain standards, in the same way as the French Govemment has encouraged the increase of its population by offering inducements to couples of the poorer class who raise seven or more children. Second, to prevent marriage alliances among criminals, paupers, and the feeble-minded. Some laws on these subjects already exist in Connecticut, Michigan, and especially Indiana, where there is a prohibition of marriage of all persons suffering from transmissible diseases. It is also now provided in Indiana that confirmed criminals, imbeciles and rapists, when it is deemed advisable by experts, shall be unsexed. What such laws might accomplish may be judged more

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  • Paperback | 220 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 399g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236960777
  • 9781236960771