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The Sexual Revolution, Feminism and The Rape Culture

What your parents didn't tell you about sex but your teachers did

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Four stories over the last couple of months have brought to light the glaring inconsistencies in the liberal mindset when it comes to sex.

Bill Cosby was once an example of an educated entertainer whose message was one of personal responsibility and racial liberation within the backdrop of the American Dream. Now he is a punchline to jokes that aren’t as funny as his stand-up once was. The UVA rape case is an example of the unraveling of a narrative designed to instigate destruction as an act of power over groups of men, which often act like boys, still called fraternities.  Jameis Winston recently defined consent as “moaning” while defending his right to have sex with as many women as he can pick up at a bar with his football buddies. Lena Dunham is the product of indoctrination at the hands of pinhead academics in a liberal (sans arts) college, where the formative fabrication in her book took place.

Each of these events shares a reveal. They demonstrate that the paragons and platitudes of liberal virtue are a veneer designed to disguise a seedy underbelly. Men are not only fallible but foible. The media continues to propagandize an entire generation. Universities intentionally put students in a catch 22. They infuse young adults with degraded values and then charge them for their misdeeds while parading their own hypocrisy at the altar of the all-mighty dollar.

The sexual revolution was meant to liberate men and women from the patriarchal restraints of the past. Free love, much sex, birth control and condoms, abortions and distortions. The sex, drugs and rock ‘n roll free for all on college campuses in the 60’s gave way to S&M seminars at Yale and sex workers art shows in the 21st century. And while chastity, modesty, purity and virginity movements persist, a tidal wave of culture pushes students in the direction of sexual experimentation, imagination and variety.

Feminism’s apparent goal was to make women equal with men. This is based on a history of misogyny and chauvinism that has oppressed women. However when Bill Clinton allegedly accosted multiple women it was the accuser who was marginalized and the male sex addict who was the victim. Does anyone doubt that at the very least Bill Cosby is an unfaithful pervert (not for any specific action but for his relentless pursuit of women with the apparent aid of drink and drugs)? Even though we loved Cliff Huxtable, this character now seems to be a façade to cover the role players criminal tendencies. We would like to reserve judgment, but there will be no proof beyond the preponderance of accusations and oddities of responses in this media age. He looks guilty as sin. And no performance of the Uncle Bill routine “we, as black folks have to do a better job” is going to wash that stain off.

As much as I am disturbed by the hero status afforded stars in college and professional sports, this is the world the university has created. They profit from the big ball programs. They promote sexual liberty, video survey classes and gender studies designed to educate students about safe sex. As if students didn’t get enough of sex ed in public schools. And they turned a blind eye to the moral decay that takes place in fraternity and sorority houses until there is political pressure and gain. Many colleges are cesspools of decadence, while the administrative courts are PR tools.

Men are predators and rapists, Sabrina Rubin Erdely of Rolling Stone and Lena Dunham would have you believe. Given any set of circumstances women could be the victims of sexual assault, especially when attending college. But, according to the New York Times women are more likely to be raped if they do NOT attend college.

…Based on Department of Justice’s National Crime Victimization Survey data from 1995 to 2011. We found that the estimated rate of sexual assault and rape of female college students, ages 18 to 24, was 6.1 per 1,000 students. This is nothing to be proud of, but it is significantly lower than the rate experienced by women that age who don’t attend college — eight per 1,000. In other words, these women are victims of sexual violence at a rate around 30 percent greater than their more educated counterparts.

The piss poor methodological basis for the often quoted statistical shorthand “1 in 5 women on college campuses has been sexually assaulted” means that statistics on rape at colleges are thrown in question. The piss poor reporting and editing from Erdely and Dunham and their publishers indicates their agenda is more important that the facts. Data on reported crime is part of the Clery report that every college or university must provide. Even these stats often have an inflated impact due to the varying degree of crime that falls under each heading. In many cases a compressed reporting has “he touched my rear-end” and “date rape” both as equal under the heading of sexual assault. Does it matter if the facts are reported correctly? Should this story hold up because these events do happen, even if they didn’t in these cases? It is lunacy to think that a false witness will NOT damage those real victims of rape.

Here is the truth. Sex includes a moral commitment. There is no cheap, free sex. All sex is expensive; you must give part of yourself and take on part of your partner. “The two will become one flesh” Mark 10:8, Genesis 2:24.

This may disturb some people because they have chosen to give and take liberally (not in a political sense) from others. Maybe your sexualization started in high school, or college, or in the military, and continued into your adult life. Sleeping with your girlfriend became sleeping around. Even in a long-term relationship (how long did that last?) sex before marriage and sharing keys while living together is playing house. “Friends with benefits” comes with a high deductible.

Maybe you regret these sexual encounters, proclivities and peccadilloes. Or maybe you have rationalized them or justified them. I hope that you have sought and been granted forgiveness. By this I mean asking for forgiveness for damaging your own integrity, not necessarily from each person you have wronged. While that could be appropriate, it is important to restore your relationship with your maker and build up the relationship with your spouse if you are so lucky to be married now. The marriage bed can be a wonderful expression of intimacy and commitment regardless of the circumstances that came before.

I am especially concerned for this present generation of students. They are delaying marriage, seeking sexual gratification in egocentric pleasure, and devaluing their own self in the process. Like so many cultural slides as we are Slouching toward Gomorrah the roots of this decay are in liberalism. Many have listened to the pied piper of this age, playing a tune that sounds a lot like Beyonce…

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