As noted in a recent article in the Wall Street Journal, the “sexual marketplace, which was once strictly regulated… has now been made mostly free.” Going further, the reporter, Louise Perry, observes that, “In the West, hookup culture is normative among adolescents and young adults.” She adds:
“Today’s sexual culture… prefers to understand people as freewheeling, atomized individuals, all looking out for number one and all up for a good time. It assumes that if all sexual taboos were removed, we would all be liberated and capable of making entirely free choices about our sexual lives, sampling from a menu of delightful options made newly available by the sexual revolution.”
So how is that working out for women?
An increasing number of articles, based on conviction and research, are coming out with extremely counter-cultural titles, such as “How the Sexual Revolution Has Hurt Women” and “Porn Has Framed Our Lives and Normalised Sexual…