"I think cumpig gives homosexuals a bad name." (cumpig) wrote in linguaphiles,
"I think cumpig gives homosexuals a bad name."

German translation help?

Can someone please help me understand the gist of the following paragraph? I promise it isn't for German class (I take Spanish) or anything. I'm doing a study on sexual inversion during the turn of the century, and this scholarly article just loves to juggle back and forth between English and German, without footnotes/translations. I don't even need an exact translation, if you don't feel like typing one out. I just need to know what is going on in the german text. Paraphrase as you see fit.

For basic understanding of the paragraph, Krafft-Ebing and Ulrich were Sexologists, and Kupffer was an essayist (I think) who wrote in Der Eigene, the first homosexual journal in the world.

Kupffer takes the scientific-humanitarian committee, Krafft-Ebing, and Ulrichs to task for promulgating the notion of a "'dritten' Geschlecht..., dessen seele und leib nicht zusammenstimmen sollen." Their "krankhafte theorien (vom urning und von der effemination) ... ver wirren und verzerren [alles]," he claims. instead, Kupffer wants to see an "Emanzipation des mannes zuer wiederbelebung einer männlichen Kultur," as "Mänlichkeit badeutet die wahrung, der salbstbestimmung, der persönlichen freiheit und des gemeinen wohls, und letzteres umfasst alle und alles.

Hopefully there aren't too many typos in there. I retyped it myself, and tried to proof read the best i could, but I'm half asleep!

Thanks for any help you can offer!


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