Where the Sexual Revolution Went Wrong by Maria Albano

Where the Sexual Revolution Went Wrong by Maria Albano

I don’t think I agree with all of the views in the following editorial; I may be omitting most of the portions I’m not sure I agree with.

(Link): Where the Sexual Revolution Went Wrong

Sex is now at the centre of everything. That’s not liberating – it’s oppressive.

by Maria Albano
December 20, 2021

…But have the freedoms ushered in by the sexual revolution of the 1960s been wholly beneficial?

…Over the past decade, a healthy embrace of sex as an everyday part of human living has morphed, Fifty Shades of Grey-style, into the pursuit of ever more extreme sexual exploits, including painful, or sometimes even deadly, sex.

In the name of sex positivity, youths are handed sex-work toolkits as part of their £9,250-a-year undergraduate packages.

And young people’s minds are increasingly being polluted by pornography, a problem both pop singer Billie Eilish and children’s charity Barnardo’s have recently drawn attention to.

Indeed, exposure to pornography has been proven over and over again to compromise young people’s early sexual experiences, sometimes even paving the way for abuse. Yet still porn ambushes children at every turn.

Until not so long ago, sex was kept out of sight. If you wanted to seek out sexually explicit imagery, you’d have to look for it in the X-rated section of a shady video store.

But no more.

Sex now comes looking for you. It makes your phone ping when a crudely headed email, advertising a man’s towering manhood, lands in your inbox. It assails you when you’re trying to stream a film or TV show online, and pop-ups featuring anime girls, with languid eyes and tartan skirts, suddenly appear.

And it is displayed on Instagram, depicted in movies and flaunted on people’s social-media bios.

What started as sexual emancipation, has degenerated into exhibiting, selling and buying sex – a degeneration framed as progressive and financially rewarding.

Young people are the main targets….

… The gap between regressive and progressive attitudes seems very narrow right now. Both treat sex not as a private, intimate affair but as an object of collective scrutiny and judgement. The repression of sex is very close in spirit to its pornification.

For instance, I often spend time in east London, where there’s a large Muslim community. Sometimes you will see fully veiled women walking by billboards featuring barely dressed models in suggestive poses. The contrast reveals their similarities.

Both the scantily clad and the totally clad have turned themselves into objects of male attention, the one wanted or the other unwanted. Either way, their public lives are defined by sex.

Whether it’s sexual repression in the name of modesty or sexual exploitation in the name of progress, sex is placed at the centre of everything. And that is unhealthy. When sex is the rule, celibacy seems almost transgressive – which might be why so many young people are less promiscuous than their parents.


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