This Blog Post is Rated R

Links #1 and #2 contain a handful of uses of America’s favorite four-letter word, so if your conscience is tender about language I’d advise skipping probably all the links.

Link #1: “The new backlash against casual sex.”  Could also be titled, “In which the super-hip female writer defends hookup culture, because isn’t that what feminism is all about?”  Yeah, all those suffragettes marched for all those years so their great-granddaughters could… Vote?  Not face discrimination?  Testify in court?  Be guaranteed full inheritance rights?  Nope, apparently it was so they could wear Playboy logos and learn to pole-dance.  Sure.  Also mentioned: Ariel Levy’s insightful (but ultimately disappointing) Female Chauvinist Pigs.

Link #2: Tina Fey, smart and insightful as usual on the “Spice Girls feminism” modern women have bought into.   Regarding strip clubs, she quips, “That industry needs to die, by all of us being a little bit better than that.”

Link #3: A student writer for the Daily Princetonian writes an op-ed wondering why college girls who get wasted and then have sex with equally wasted college boys get to cry rape the next morning.  For the love of your sanity, don’t read the comments.

I’m just going to point out the obvious, which is that even smart, articulate women like Tina Fey and Ariel Levy who speak out in one way or another against our culture’s crazy ideas about sexuality — even they, ultimately, have no solution for the problem, because they cannot offer Christ.  I have to remind myself that any so-called “solution” for society’s ills will be, in the final accounting, toothless and impotent unless it points humanity in general and individual human beings in particular to Jesus.


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