Is this 1816 or 2016?

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Is this 1816 or 2016?

There are few peo­ple who are as good as Robert Stacy McCain as stat­ing obvi­ous truths that peo­ple ignore

Because it is eas­ier to remain silent than to express unpop­u­lar truths, we find that liars are increas­ingly influ­en­tial in acad­e­mia — hello, Pro­fes­sor Lisa Wade — and com­mon sense is now quite uncom­mon on campus.

We are expected to believe that col­lege girls in the 21st cen­tury are afflicted with an extra­or­di­nary naïveté about how sex happens.

“Why are these boys fur­nish­ing me with free alco­hol?” we must imag­ine the col­lege girl ask­ing her­self, as she downs her ninth drink. “And why does this boy want me to go back to his dorm room at midnight?”

Gosh, honey, this is all a huge mys­tery to you, isn’t it? You grad­u­ated high school at the top of your class, and your par­ents are pay­ing $60,000 a year to send you to this elite pri­vate lib­eral arts col­lege, so maybe you could do a lit­tle arith­metic, add 2 + 2 and tell us what this is about.

Now think about this for a second.

If this was 1816 or even 1956 it’s just pos­si­ble that a young lady might be shel­tered enough that she may not real­ize what is going on.

But we have spent the last 25 years inform­ing our chil­dren about sex to the point where it is all around them from youth, and that’s not even count­ing the effect of the inter­net and online porn so the idea that an 18 year old col­lege girl doesn’t under­stand that drink­ing alco­hol to excess at a col­lege party might lead to an unde­sired sex­ual encounter, that’s just not credible.

Of course to our fem­i­nist friends if you sug­gest to a young lady that get­ting drunk with a young man at col­lege might not be a good idea, you are some sort of misog­y­nis­tic cad and given our cul­ture of vic­tim­hood it might even be pos­si­ble that a girl might covet the vic­tim sta­tus that comes from later regret.

But for my money an ounce of pre­ven­tion is worth a pound of cure. I’ll give the last word to Screwtape

The Enemy described a mar­ried cou­ple as “one flesh”. He did not lay “a hap­pily mar­ried cou­ple” or “a cou­ple who mar­ried because they were in love”, but you can make the humans ignore that. You can also make them for­get that the man they call Paul did not con­fine it to mar­ried cou­ples. Mere cop­u­la­tion, for him, makes “one flesh”. You can thus get the humans to accept as rhetor­i­cal eulo­gies of “being in love” what were in fact plain descrip­tions of the real sig­nif­i­cance of sex­ual inter­course. The truth is that wher­ever a man lies with a woman, there, whether they like it or not, a tran­scen­den­tal rela­tion is set up between them which must be eter­nally enjoyed or eter­nally endured.

Given that fact I’d sug­gest avoid­ing sex with­out a ring on the fin­ger myself which is why I taught my sons what my father taught me: If she’s good enough to sleep with she’s good enough to marry.”

Clos­ing thought: This is another exam­ple of God’s rules being for our ben­e­fit rather than his.


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There are few people who are as good as Robert Stacy McCain as stating obvious truths that people ignore

Because it is easier to remain silent than to express unpopular truths, we find that liars are increasingly influential in academia — hello, Professor Lisa Wade — and common sense is now quite uncommon on campus.

We are expected to believe that college girls in the 21st century are afflicted with an extraordinary naïveté about how sex happens.

“Why are these boys furnishing me with free alcohol?” we must imagine the college girl asking herself, as she downs her ninth drink. “And why does this boy want me to go back to his dorm room at midnight?”

Gosh, honey, this is all a huge mystery to you, isn’t it? You graduated high school at the top of your class, and your parents are paying $60,000 a year to send you to this elite private liberal arts college, so maybe you could do a little arithmetic, add 2 + 2 and tell us what this is about.

Now think about this for a second.

If this was 1816 or even 1956 it’s just possible that a young lady might be sheltered enough that she may not realize what is going on.

But we have spent the last 25 years informing our children about sex to the point where it is all around them from youth, and that’s not even counting the effect of the internet and online porn so the idea that an 18 year old college girl doesn’t understand that drinking alcohol to excess at a college party might lead to an undesired sexual encounter, that’s just not credible.

Of course to our feminist friends if you suggest to a young lady that getting drunk with a young man at college might not be a good idea, you are some sort of misogynistic cad and given our culture of victimhood it might even be possible that a girl might covet the victim status that comes from later regret.

But for my money an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.  I’ll give the last word to Screwtape

The Enemy described a married couple as “one flesh”. He did not lay “a happily married couple” or “a couple who married because they were in love”, but you can make the humans ignore that. You can also make them forget that the man they call Paul did not confine it to married couples. Mere copulation, for him, makes “one flesh”. You can thus get the humans to accept as rhetorical eulogies of “being in love” what were in fact plain descriptions of the real significance of sexual intercourse. The truth is that wherever a man lies with a woman, there, whether they like it or not, a transcendental relation is set up between them which must be eternally enjoyed or eternally endured.

Given that fact I’d suggest avoiding sex without a ring on the finger myself which is why I taught my sons what my father taught me:  If she’s good enough to sleep with she’s good enough to marry.”

Closing thought:  This is another example of God’s rules being for our benefit rather than his.


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