Are Catholic nuns responsible for repressed and sexually frustrated American women? That's absolute nunsense, fumes a conservative Catholic leader after a former sex-columnist-turned-deputy-editor at Cosmo blamed uptight teaching by nuns for women's sexual hangups. "It's not easy to undo damage caused by years of exposure to Catholic-school nuns," Nicole Beland wrote in response to a reader's query about his repressed lover.
In fact, fumed William Donahue of the Catholic League, repressed women may have been molested. "No, for Beland it is empirically obvious that Sister Mary Alice did it," said Donahue. "Imagine some poor soul asking about his sexually promiscuous wife. Imagine Beland answering, 'It's not easy to undo damage caused by years of exposure to Jewish-school teachers or overly liberal parents.' "