ncert, McKenna Theatre, San Francisco State University, April 1, 2001.
It is biblotherapy for those trapped in the patriarchal mythology of male domination or domination by any gender. Marvin frees the young and old, Black and White from the addiction to patriarchal domination or the desire to treat mates as chattel property or personal property. The young and old praise Marvin for his liberating pamphlet. A young man came to Marvin after he read the pamphlet and said, "Thank you, thank you, Marvin X, you took so much pressure off me. Now I can live since I realize I don't own something that I thought I owned.
An elder told Marvin, "Marvin, I hate to admit it but I learned something from your little book."
A 16 year old female said, "I read your book with my mother. Some things we agreed with and some we didn't. I didn't know I had so much power. I wish I'd read it when I was eight years old."
Now after White people read it, many invariably said, "This is not for Black people, this is for White people!" One of Marvin's literary agents said this.
Once Elliot Bey called his mentor and said, "Marvin, a White man read it at the poker table and told me this ain't for Black people, this is for Whites!"
A few days ago, Elliot from Philly to tell Marvin, "You ain't gonna believe this, Marvin. I made copies of Mythology of Dick and Pussy and took them the Casino where I play poker regularly. I showed your pamphlet to one man. He immediately stopped playing to read the pamphlet. Then other players wanted a copy, so Elliot ran to his car to get more copies. When the people started reading the poker game was halted. The house man had to tell Elliot, "Please don't bring any more books to my poker game. You see the people stop playing."