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October 26, 2012
The Infidelity Gap
We’re closing the wrong gender gap. For the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview, I’m John Stonestreet with The Point.
In a recent Wall Street Journal essay, Dr. Peggy Drexler claims that recent studies indicate that while the percentage of men having extramarital affairs has fallen slightly, the number of women practicing infidelity is jumping. One study says that 23% of men and 19% of women are having affairs, a much narrower gap than a couple decades ago.
“Do women account for more of today's affairs?” asks Drexler? “Probably. But in a society that has been preaching, legislating and celebrating gender equality for decades, equality in marital misdeeds might be expected too.”
The lie of the sexual revolution was ironic: men have screwed up the world by oppressing women and being sexual predators, so women now is the time to act more like men. Rather than empowering women, it’s led to more sexual brokenness. The wrong description of sexual identity and norms, leads to the wrong prescription for sexual behavior. For ThePointRadio.org, I’m John Stonestreet.
The New Face of Infidelity
Peggy Drexler | The Wall Street Journal | October 19, 2012