The growing feminist rejection of the sexual revolution
Gen Z may not be taking the morning after pill as often as their elders think. Thus, the morning after pill has a new look. You can find out all about TikTok, of course. Here is the new brand “Julia.”
“Julie” co-founder Amanda EJ Morrison said, “What we’ve heard from women is that there’s a second walk of shame.” The first, of course, is going home the next day in last night’s clothes after a night of loveless action. The second walk of shame is heading in your soiled clothes to the pharmacy to buy the morning after pill to ensure last night’s nonsense.
“Julie” will be sold in 4,500 Walmart stores and will cost $42.44. To appeal to children, it will be delivered in a bright blue box with pink lettering! They advertise on TikTok to make it “fun and shareable”. ‘Julie’ Director of Communications says, “We know that…our target patient is really spend most of his time on TikTok. [Emphasis added.] A new advertisement on TikTok has been viewed 5 million times.
You might suspect ‘Julie’ is named after ‘Julia’, who starred in Barack Obama’s campaign ad that showed a single young woman who took the state as her insignificant lifelong husband. and how wonderful it was.
Here we are 60 years after the sexual revolution; would a rebranding be necessary because its young “beneficiaries” are becoming wiser?
British writer Louise Perry hopes so. Perry is a feminist, a leftist and a leftist columnist Guardian. His new bookThe Case Against the Sexual Revolution: A New Guide to Sex in the 21st Centuryis an attack on the plethora of leftist sexual shibboleths.
She does not believe in “progress”. She believes that men and women are different physically, emotionally, sexually and practically in every way. She believes in monogamous male-female marriage. She opposes pornography. She opposes prostitution. She believes the sexual revolution has been an absolute disaster for women.
According to Perry, since the advent of the pill, the IUD and other devices in Hugh Hefner’s feverish dreams, was born “…a creature entirely new to the world: the seemingly fertile young woman whose fertility had in fact been suspended . She changed everything.
Perry believed in feminist ideas about porn, BDSM, hookup culture, evolutionary psychology, and the sex trade. However, her perspective changed due to her life experiences and the time she spent after college working at a rape crisis center.
Sexual disenchantment is at the heart of the problem, according to Perry. “It’s the idea that sex is nothing more than a hobby, invested with meaning only if the participants choose to make sense of it. Proponents of this idea argue that sex has no intrinsic specificity. It’s like all other social interactions. So go for it. There is no more reason to say no. Such an ideology has only ever served the interests of Hefner, and ultimately Harvey Weinstein, and, frankly, all the horny teenagers and twenty-something boys unleashed on the girls of Big State U.
Perry takes the radical view that sex should be taken seriously. Why is that? Because men and women are different. And sex results in pregnancy, the burden of which women can bear alone.
Put aside the obvious physical differences– almost all men are bigger, stronger and faster than almost all women – and consider “sociosexuality”. It refers to different tastes and desires regarding sex and relationships. Those who score low on this measure tend to desire monogamy, prolonged dating, and heavy emotional investment in long-term relationships. Conversely, those who score high “are seen as freer in dating orientation, tend to promiscuity, have sex quickly, and experience lower levels of romantic closeness.”
Psychologist David Schmitt studied male and female ‘sociosexuality’ in 48 countries and ‘discovered that large gender differences were a ‘cultural universal’. Shall I say which gender is which? The bottom line is that women don’t care much about hookup culture. Oh sure, they bravely try to be like men. But they eventually find out that they don’t like casual sex. However, a study has shown that almost all men would say yes to sex offered by a beautiful stranger. Do you want a taste of rampant male libido? Look at the homosexual community.
Bridget Phetasy is a kind of conservative columnist and podcaster who writes for The spectator’s world. She wrote for Playboy.
In a recent issue, she wrote“Unlike many other people who have read and commented [Louise] Perry’s work, reading her book would not be an academic exercise in contemplating how liberal feminism has failed women. That wouldn’t be evaluating what those poor bitches over there went through as a result of the sexual revolution. Reading his book was personal. I’m one of those bitches.
Of the dozens of men Phetasy has had sex with, at least the ones she remembers, she can think of only a handful she doesn’t regret. She says most of these informal encounters left her “empty and demoralized. And worthless. As a teenager, she internalized one of the great lies of the sexual revolution, “that sex without love is empowering.” She says, “I bathed in the flow of female power from this illusion for decades, weaponizing my sexuality while convincing myself that I was full of the divine feminine.”
As Perry describes it, Phetasy says his mantras were either a career or a relationship, not both; intimacy is scary; motherhood and children are a trap; sex is about power.
Phetasy hit rock bottom one night when her “on-again-off-again” lover texted, “Goodnight baby, I love you”, but quickly followed up with “Wrong person”. How do you come back? You realize right away that you are as disposable as a piece of Kleenex, which is essentially what you have been. So you clean up your act and move on.
But notice how bad all of this is for men, whose natural inclinations tend toward promiscuity and who need women as a guardrail. Add pornography, most of which is violent, and you have men who treat women like dirt. It’s good for nobody.
There is nothing particularly new for Christian conservatives in Louise Perry’s book. We have known these true things all along. Indeed, Paul VI predicted much of this in the encyclical Humanae Vitae.
What is remarkable is that a centre-left, card-carrying feminist like Perry is saying these things. She is under fire from critics from the sexual left. She does not back down. She doubles. Imagine, she says things like women shouldn’t go drinking with men they don’t know. Such claims run counter to the feminist claim that women should be able to do whatever they want at any time. Above all, Perry is a realist.
Perry is not with us on everything. She agrees with same-sex marriage. She agrees with the abortion. In fact, she fears that the traditionalists will lead the counter-revolution and that this will lead to outrages such as the banning of abortion. Yet she is so good at monogamous marriage, excellent at pornography, and she is the bane of the sexual revolution. One of the most interesting things she points out is that there have been two sexual revolutions, the one that is currently taking place and the one that the early Christians carried out against Roman licentiousness.
Makers of the hip new “Julie” morning-after pill need to read this book and remember that it’s called the “Walk of Shame” for a very good reason.
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