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April 10, 2012

Good for Women? Not Really.

Good for Women? Not Really.

The Revolution definitely happened but was it good or bad? From the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview, I’m John Stonestreet with the Point.

The Wall Street Journal ran competing articles on March 24 offering opposite answers to the question: Has the Sexual Revolution Been Good for Women?

Ann Patchett answered yes, and added that it’s too late to change it even if you don’t like the results. Mary Eberstadt said no, and claimed that the so-called successes of the revolution are actually myths when you evaluate the evidence.

So has it been good or bad? Well, we’ve linked to the articles at so you can read them. But I will say that Patchett is strangely selective in her article. She claims that because the birth control pill was good for women in giving them sexual freedom, and since the sexual revolution was -- excuse the pun -- the offspring of the pill, the sexual revolution has been clearly good for women.

But she then wishes that culture and men would stop devaluing women as mere sexual objects. But where does she think that came from? I’ll tell you tomorrow here on the Point. I’m John Stonestreet.

Further Reading

Has the Sexual Revolution Been Good for Women? Yes.
Ann Patchett | The Wall Street Journal | March 24, 2012

Has the Sexual Revolution Been Good for Women? No.
Mary Eberstadt | The Wall Street Journal | March 24, 2012

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  • July 11, 2012 // 09:10 pm //  # 
    Bocah's avatar Bocah

    Great post! You see, I’m currently wnkriog on a blog post and, depending on where my writing takes me, I might just put a citation for this post in it. I hope you won’t mind if I do. Anyway, people all over are making their own takes on what makes for a great muscle building program/routine. The way I see it is that all the things that they are saying nay, preaching can be rolled up into one thing and that is having the self-discipline to follow-through with whatever it is that you are doing. Personally, I strongly believe that following through is the singular most important ingredient in attaining success, not only in bodybuilding/building muscles but in life in general. Once again, wonderful post. Keep it up! I hope you won’t mind if I look around your blog a bit more.

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