Sanford Berman: Nerve's "Crush of the Week"
An Anonymous Patron writes "http://www.nerve.com/regulars/scanner/10_18_05/Decades before Dan Savage advised his readers that "Eating pussy can no longer be regarded as some sort of above-and-beyond-the-call indulgence. Cunnilingus is standard. Any make or model that doesn't come with cunnilingus should be immediately returned to the showroom," Sanford Berman, a public librarian in Minnesota, took the Library of Congress to task for filing "see also" references to "cunnilingus" and "fellatio" under the subject heading for "sexual perversion." Berman also suggested the revision or deletion of subject headings such as "Yellow Peril," "Jewish Question," "delinquent women," "Mohammedanism," and "literature, immoral." The Library of Congress has (slowly) implemented a number of his suggestions.
Just last month, the bearded, bespectacled seventy-two year old wrote the Library of Congress to "warmly suggest" the creation of a new subject heading close to our hearts: "anal fisting." And for that, he is our crush of the week. â€” C. Fernsebner[via Bookslut: http://www.bookslut.com/blog/archives/2005_10.php# 006917]"