The final victory in the Sexual Revolution

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The final victory in the Sexual Revolution

Of the delights of this world, man cares most for sex­ual inter­course. He will go to any length for it-​risk for­tune, char­ac­ter, rep­u­ta­tion, life itself

Mark Twain

It’s been a tough 50+ years but the penul­ti­mate bat­tle of the Sex­ual Rev­o­lu­tion is finally over and one of the last bar­ri­ers to empow­er­ment has hap­pened.

The Obama admin­is­tra­tion on Mon­day aban­doned its fight to keep age restric­tions on sales of a widely used morning-​after con­tra­cep­tive pill

The sex­ual rev­o­lu­tion was a tough fight con­sider where we once were:

In days past a man who wanted a women was expected to be a good provider, to be able to sup­port not only a wife but an entire fam­ily through the sweat of his brow. He was expected to call on a woman, likely with a chap­er­one to keep an eye on him to offer self-​control and to slowly but surely win approval of both the woman and the fam­ily to some degree before advanc­ing to the next step.

And if he advanced pre­ma­turely or attempted to attain a con­quest oth­er­wise he was sub­ject to the dis­ap­proval of cul­ture or a shot­gun to the back to make sure he did the right thing. The right thing being mar­riage, and if you finally secured a wife after meet­ing all these require­ments divorce was not con­sid­ered proper or accept­able culturally.

As a young man it was just as hard if not harder if you wanted a girl your age, since a girl might get a “rep­u­ta­tion” if she gave into your advances. You found your­self con­stantly watched. The lack of effec­tive or eas­ily avail­able birth con­trol and social stigma meant there was a pow­er­ful incen­tive for women to say no. Abor­tion almost uni­ver­sally was con­sid­ered a moral wrong, in fact the Hip­po­cratic Oath taken by every sin­gle doc­tor specif­i­cally for­bade it so tak­ing that risk meant an unwanted child likely put up for adop­tion. STD being less com­mon meant both you or a young lady would be eas­ily marked so it became very tough to actu­ally bed a girl or even man­age what might be con­sid­ered 3rd base.

And don’t even think about using stim­u­lants such as drugs or booze to get a women or if you were a teen, a girl to a state of willingness.

And if you crossed lines con­cern­ing age, or con­sent if you might find your­self beaten within an edge of your life…if you were lucky.

And for those unable to get what they wanted, pornog­ra­phy was some­thing hid­den behind a counter or under a bed, decency stan­dards set strict lim­its on what was accept­able and what was not, both in film and on TV.

Ah how times have changed.

Now men are free, the idea that a man must sup­port a fam­ily is a quaint anachro­nism. A per­son who expects such a thing is “pater­nal­is­tic”. The idea of sex restricted to mar­riage still taught by the catholic church is con­sid­ered a laugh and when a celebrity like Tim Tebow comes out for such a thing he is con­sid­ered puri­tan­i­cal and attacked mer­ci­lessly in the press. The Hook up cul­ture means that the very idea of mar­riage (which we are now redefin­ing for the con­ve­nience and ego of oth­ers) is obso­lete. A man doesn’t have to make a com­mit­ment in fact pow­er­ful incen­tives exist in the other direction.

Par­ents once the cor­ner­stone of pro­tec­tion and mod­er­a­tion are now told that there is no chance to pre­vent sex so we must make sure it is “safe” as if large quan­ti­ties of sex at an imma­ture age or even at a mature age have no psy­cho­log­i­cal impact. We encour­age and teach our young, in fact we make it part of the cur­ricu­lum all that might be known about dif­fer­ent types of sex and paint it as nor­mal and nat­ural even to the point where those par­ents that don’t go along with these changes are not informed or able to object.

We make mul­ti­ple forms of con­tra­cep­tion avail­able to those least able to go through the deci­sion process and make laws that facil­i­tate the hid­ing of these activ­i­ties to their par­ents prac­ti­cally a civil right.

And we even re-​define sex to exclude activ­i­ties that were once con­sid­ered rare, in fact a pres­i­dent of the United States does so on cam­era to defend a rela­tion­ship with an intern and a party not only defends him but con­tin­ues to cel­e­brate him in the same breath as they attack oppo­nents who might object to abortion.

And pornog­ra­phy has been decrim­i­nal­ized and main­stream to the point where no male over the age of 10 has not seen acts that would have got­ten a per­son jailed 60 years ago and because of this young girls find them­selves held to such a stan­dard and expec­ta­tions from a cul­ture and media that cel­e­brates sex above all things and if you aren’t pro­vid­ing such ser­vices to a man there is some­thing wrong with you.

And most amaz­ing of all, we define and cel­e­brate and accom­mo­date promis­cu­ity as “lib­er­at­ing” to women and “empow­er­ing” and sug­gest that any other such deci­sion is sex­ists and hold­ing women back.

And even now there are peo­ple donat­ing thou­sands to defend the right of an adult to have sex with a per­son under­age, we have aca­d­e­mics and celebri­ties defend­ing such things. It’s only a mat­ter of time until that last bar­rier falls.

In short men. It’s been a long fight but the sex­ual rev­o­lu­tion is over…

.…We WON!

Update: Dr. Helen elab­o­rates:

Sin­gle men were once looked on with sus­pi­cion, passed over for pro­mo­tion for impor­tant jobs, which usu­ally val­ued “sta­ble fam­ily men,” and often sub­jected to social oppro­brium. It was hard to have a love life that wasn’t aimed at mar­riage, and pre­mar­i­tal sex was risky and frowned upon. Now, no one looks askance at the sin­gle lifestyle, dat­ing is easy, and employ­ers prob­a­bly pre­fer employ­ees with no con­flict­ing fam­ily respon­si­bil­i­ties. Plus, video games, cable TV, and the Inter­net pro­vide enter­tain­ment that didn’t used to be avail­able. Is this good for soci­ety? Prob­a­bly not, as falling birth rates and increas­ing single-​motherhood demon­strate. But peo­ple respond to incen­tives. If you want more men to marry, it needs to be a more attrac­tive proposition.

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For the first time in a while we had some move­ment on the pay­check front yet I still find myself at less that 30% of the way to the weekly paycheck.

Given that most of the week was spent under 10% (in fact under 1%) that’s a nice change but I still need your help to ensure that I don’t face three con­seca­tive weeks with­out a full paycheck.

If 11 of my read­ers kick in $20 I’ll make my pay­check for the first time this month and be at least half way toward my mort­gage payment.

If you care to be one of them sim­ply hit DaTip­Jar below.

Of the delights of this world, man cares most for sexual intercourse. He will go to any length for it-risk fortune, character, reputation, life itself

Mark Twain

It’s been a tough 50+ years but the penultimate battle of the Sexual Revolution is finally over and one of the last barriers to empowerment has happened.

The Obama administration on Monday abandoned its fight to keep age restrictions on sales of a widely used morning-after contraceptive pill

The sexual revolution was a tough fight consider where we once were:

In days past a man who wanted a women was expected to be a good provider, to be able to support not only a wife but an entire family through the sweat of his brow.  He was expected to call on a woman, likely with a chaperone to keep an eye on him to offer self-control and to slowly but surely win approval of both the woman and the family to some degree before advancing to the next step.

And if he advanced prematurely or attempted to attain a conquest otherwise he was subject to the disapproval of culture or a shotgun to the back to make sure he did the right thing.  The right thing being marriage, and if you finally secured a wife after meeting all these requirements divorce was not considered proper or acceptable culturally.

As a young man it was just as hard if not harder if you wanted a girl your age, since a girl might get a “reputation” if she gave into your advances.  You found yourself constantly watched.  The lack of effective or easily available birth control and social stigma meant there was a powerful incentive for women to say no.  Abortion almost universally was considered a moral wrong, in fact the Hippocratic Oath taken by every single doctor specifically forbade it so taking that risk meant an unwanted child likely put up for adoption.  STD being less common meant both you or a young lady would be easily marked so it became very tough to actually bed a girl or even manage what might be considered 3rd base.

And don’t even think about using stimulants such as drugs or booze to get a women or if you were a teen, a girl to a state of willingness.

And if you crossed lines concerning age, or consent if you might find yourself beaten within an edge of your life…if you were lucky.

And for those unable to get what they wanted, pornography was something hidden behind a counter or under a bed, decency standards set strict limits on what was acceptable and what was not, both in film and on TV.

Ah how times have changed.

Now men are free, the idea that a man must support a family is a quaint anachronism.  A person who expects such a thing is “paternalistic”.   The idea of sex restricted to marriage still taught by the catholic church is considered a laugh and when a celebrity like Tim Tebow comes out for such a thing he is considered puritanical and attacked mercilessly in the press.  The Hook up culture means that the very idea of marriage (which we are now redefining for the convenience and ego of others) is obsolete.  A man doesn’t have to make a commitment in fact powerful incentives exist in the other direction.

Parents once the cornerstone of protection and moderation are now told that there is no chance to prevent sex so we must make sure it is “safe” as if large quantities of sex at an immature age or even at a mature age have no psychological impact.  We encourage and teach our young, in fact we make it part of the curriculum all that might be known about different types of sex and paint it as normal and natural even to the point where those parents that don’t go along with these changes are not informed or able to object.

We make multiple forms of contraception available to those least able to go through the decision process and make laws that facilitate the hiding of these activities to their parents practically a civil right.

And we even re-define sex to exclude activities that were once considered rare, in fact a president of the United States does so on camera to defend a relationship with an intern and a party not only defends him but continues to celebrate him in the same breath as they attack opponents who might object to abortion.

And pornography has been decriminalized and mainstream to the point where no male over the age of 10 has not seen acts that would have gotten a person jailed 60 years ago and because of this young girls find themselves held to such a standard and expectations from a culture and media that celebrates sex above all things and if you aren’t providing such services to a man there is something wrong with you.

And most amazing of all, we define and celebrate and accommodate promiscuity as “liberating” to women and “empowering” and suggest that any other such decision is sexists and holding women back.

And even now there are people donating thousands to defend the right of an adult to have sex with a person underage, we have academics and celebrities defending such things.  It’s only a matter of time until that last barrier falls.

In short men.  It’s been a long fight but the sexual revolution is over…

….We WON!

Update: Dr. Helen elaborates:

Single men were once looked on with suspicion, passed over for promotion for important jobs, which usually valued “stable family men,” and often subjected to social opprobrium. It was hard to have a love life that wasn’t aimed at marriage, and premarital sex was risky and frowned upon. Now, no one looks askance at the single lifestyle, dating is easy, and employers probably prefer employees with no conflicting family responsibilities. Plus, video games, cable TV, and the Internet provide entertainment that didn’t used to be available. Is this good for society? Probably not, as falling birth rates and increasing single-motherhood demonstrate. But people respond to incentives. If you want more men to marry, it needs to be a more attractive proposition.

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For the first time in a while we had some movement on the paycheck front yet I still find myself at less that 30% of the way to the weekly paycheck.

Given that most of the week was spent under 10% (in fact under 1%) that’s a nice change but I still need your help to ensure that I don’t face three consecative weeks without a full paycheck.

If 11 of my readers kick in $20 I’ll make my paycheck for the first time this month and be at least half way toward my mortgage payment.

If you care to be one of them simply hit DaTipJar below.