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Entry from April 16, 2012
“Fighting for peace is like screwing for virginity”

"Fighting for peace is like screwing/fucking/fornicating/raping for virginity/chastity/love” has been a popular saying since the Vietnam War era of the late 1960s. The saying is sometimes attributed to the comedians and social critics Lenny Bruce (1925-1966) and George Carlin (1937-2008), but Bruce died before the saying was first recorded and there is no evidence that the saying originated in any Carlin routine.

“Fighting for peace is like raping for love” has been cited in print since at least May 1968. In 1969 and 1970, the saying was twice attributed to “an underground pundit.”


Wikipedia: One-line joke
“Fighting for peace is like fucking for virginity.” (Anonymous)

Thinkexist.com
“Fighting for peace is like screwing for virginity”
George Carlin quotes (American stand-up Comedian, Actor and Author. b.1937)

19 May 1968, Sunday World-Herald (Omaha, NE), pg. 22B, col. 3:
Iowa Students Picket
Armed Forces Day

Waverly, Ia. (AP)—Students from the University of Northern Iowa picketed the Armed Forces Day observance at the Air Force installation here Saturday.

The group of half a dozen students led by Bud Troutner, UNI Young Democrats president, carried signs ith such messages as “War may be hazardous to your children” and “Fighting for peace is like raping for love.”

6 June 1969, Salina (KS) Journal, “Was Nixon Spouting Through His Helmet?,” pg. 4, col. 1:
A graffito glimpsed on a college campus reads somewhat like this: “Fighting for peace is like making out for chastity.”

Google Books
Liberation
Volume 14
1969
Pg. 75:
Fighting for peace is like fucking for chastity, according to an underground pundit.
Pg. 81:
Hence the following quote from The Seed: “Fighting for peace is like fucking for chastity.

22 April 1970, The Enterprise (Lynnwood, WA), “From reporter, to soldier, to Vietnam” by Dick Gollings, pg. 2, col. 3:
Seen written on a Chu Lai latrine, “Fighting for peace is like raping for chastity.”

8 May 1970, Fond du Lac (WI) Commonwealth Reporter, “4 Crosses Mark Place of Gathering,” pg. 3, col. 1:
A student remarked that “fighting for peace is like fornicating for chastity.”

9 May 1970, Ames (IA) Daily Tribune, pg. 4, col. 5:
Peace is not successfully brought about by war. The minority groups who are out to banish violence and bloodshed by agitating and creating it, do not realize that fighting for peace is like raping for love.
(Letter by Sandy Anderson—ed.)

21 May 1970, The Twig (Raleigh, NC), pg. 2, col. 4:
But when will people learn that “fighting for peace is like ---- for chastity,” as an underground pundit has said?
(Letter to the editor by Linda Lewis—ed.)

Google Books
Craig and Joan;
Two lives for peace

By Eliot Asinof
New York, NY: Dell
1971
Pg. 223:
“Fighting for peace is like balling for virginity.”

Google Books
Unlearning the Lie;
Sexism in school

By Barbara Grizzuti Harrison
New York, NY: Liveright
1973
Pg. 19:
The poster, hand-lettered by the kids, proclaims: fighting for peace is like fucking for virginity.

Google News Archive
11 November 1978, Windsor (Ontario) Star, Weekend Magazine, pg. 20, col. 2:
“Listen,” a corporal said to me, “we’ve got a saying here: Fighting for peace is like screwing for virginity.”

Google Books
Attic Light
By Allston James
Santa Barbara, CA: Capra Press
1979
Pg. 24:
During the short ride home, I slipped my hand into my pocket and wrapped it around the cigarette lighter that has a map of Vietnam on one side and “Fighting for Peace is Like Fucking for Chastity” on the other.

Google Books
The Book of Similes
By Robert Baldwin and Ruth Paris
Boston, MA: Routledge & Kegan Paul
1982
Pg. 93:
Peace
Fighting for peace is like fornicating for virginity.
Anon

The Grio
Rev. Jeremiah Wright: ‘Fighting for peace is like raping for virginity’ (VIDEO)
By Donovan X. Ramsey
1:24 PM on 04/10/2012
(...)
“I was in the military six years,” he said. “Neither Hannity nor O’Reilly were in the military. Let me tell you one thing they taught us in the United States Marine Corps: fighting for peace is like raping for virginity.”

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityGovernment/Law/Politics/Military • (0) Comments • Monday, April 16, 2012 • Permalink


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