[ExI] wtf? (literally)

Stathis Papaioannou stathisp at gmail.com
Fri Sep 5 00:41:41 UTC 2008

2008/9/1 Damien Broderick <thespike at satx.rr.com>:
> NYT:
> < David Duchovny has entered a rehabilitation center for sex addiction, The
> Associated Press reported. Mr. Duchovny, who plays a sex-obsessed character
> on the Showtime show "Californication," did so voluntarily, according to a
> statement on Thursday from ... >
> What?! Does this imply that in the US one can be *forcibly* committed to
> rehab *involuntarily* for *fucking around too much*???
> Or is "did so voluntarily" just some journalist's ignorance (conflating sex
> outside marriage with being a drug or booze abuser subject to such a legal
> order), or yellow press mischief making?

It's interesting that the Victorian Mental Health Act specifically
lists "sexual promiscuity" and "immoral conduct" as *not* being valid
reasons for certifying someone for involuntary treatment.

Stathis Papaioannou

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