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  Sexuality & Modernity: The Sexual Revolution of the 60s
Sexuality throughout the 20th century has moved closer to the centre of public debate than ever before.
Throughout the late 1960s and early 1970s the combination of student protests, counter culture movements and medically prescribed contraceptives ushered in a decisive break with the preceding values which prescribed confinement of women’s sexual pleasure within the suburban walls of heterosexual marriage and the regulation of man’s sexuality in the public.
To summarise the nineteen sixties sexual revolution and its consequences...
www.isis.aust.com /stephan/writings/sexuality/revo.htm   (562 words)

 Sexual Revolution and the Liberation of Children [Free Republic]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Kate Millett: A sexual revolution begins with the emancipation of women, who are the chief victims of patriarchy, and also with the ending of homosexual oppression.
But what's interesting is that the right to child sexuality is not being approached initially as the right of children to express themselves with each other, which was the issue in the '30s with the early sexual liberationists.
Men engage in sexual activities that women often regard as promiscuous ~ it's as though men don't have the defenses that women have against mutual exploitation ~ against sexual use to the degree of abuse.
www.freerepublic.com /forum/a38badf0b74b7.htm   (1398 words)

 Toward Sexual Wisdom after Sexual Revolution
However, since the onset of the "sexual revolution" in the late sixties, an ever wider variety of sexual problems has confronted us: these problems are more numerous and severe than ever before in human history.
Today, these harmful consequences of sexual behavior are increasing at an alarming rate among the young, the old, the single, and the married.
He had risk factors for sexually transmitted diseases (a potential cause of her current symptoms) and had demonstrated, in some circumstances, that he took more interest in his own sexual gratification than in providing her with basic levels of affection and affirmation.
catholiceducation.org /articles/sexuality/se0030.html   (1822 words)

 The Sexual Revolution
Explaining that this revolution went to the "roots" of human emotional, social, and economic existence, he presented himself as a radical (from Latin radix: root), i.e.
This brief hint may suffice to remind us that the so-called sexual revolution is not a sudden, isolated phenomenon, but that it is related to the many other revolutions of modern times, most notably the industrial revolution which began in 18th-century England, and the subsequent political revolutions in America and Europe.
The right to sexual self-determination is considered as important as ever, and, indeed, various sexual liberation groups are working hard to extend it.
www2.hu-berlin.de /sexology/ATLAS_EN/html/the_sexual_revolution.html   (1510 words)

 Needed: A Continuing Sexual Revolution
Lois Gehr Livezey reported that sexual abuse and violence are commonplace, underreported and increasing, and she argued that the church needs to break down the wall of silence on the topic.
Lebacqz argued that a tradition condemning all genital expression outside marriage is unhelpful in developing an ethic for singles’ sexuality, and she contended that we must add to the traditional norms of procreation and union another norm, "appropriate vulnerability," as a major divine intention for our sexuality.
That patriarchies, a fear of sexuality and a desire to control others continue to exist throughout the church is reason enough for a sexual revolution.
www.religion-online.org /showarticle.asp?title=950   (3048 words)

 Rethinking the Sexual Revolution   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Comfort's belief in sexual freedom was consistent with the rest of his philosophy.
The Sexual Revolution is one of the most enduring legacies of that era, and his contribution to that dubious cause is the only reason his death was noticed by the media.
The attention being given to the Sexual Revolution in the aftermath of Comfort's death provides an opportunity to point out to your neighbors the fallacies and consequences of the philosophy he espoused.
www.worthynews.com /breakpoint/joy-of-sex.html   (548 words)

 American Experience | The Pill | People & Events
For social conservatives, the sexual revolution was an invitation for promiscuity and an attack on the very foundation of American society -- the family.
Feminists and social conservatives quickly clashed over morality of the "sexual revolution," and the Pill was drawn into the debate.
As female sexuality and premarital sex moved out of the shadows, the Pill became a convenient scapegoat for the sexual revolution among social conservatives.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/amex/pill/peopleevents/e_revolution.html   (551 words)

 University of Florida News - UF study: sexual revolution began with ‘silent generation’ of ‘40s and ‘50s
The sexual revolution was unfolding at least seven years before famed sex researcher Alfred Kinsey published his 1948 book “Sexuality and the Human Male,” Petigny said.
He relied on vital statistics and census data rather than sexual surveys, such as those completed by Kinsey and his staff in the ‘40s and ‘50s, because the government’s hard numbers are likely more reliable.
Rather than a sexual revolution, an upheaval in social conventions is what occurred in the 1960s.
news.ufl.edu /2004/11/29/sexual-revolution   (891 words)

 Green Left - Sheila Jeffreys and the sexual revolution
According to Jeffreys, “the sexual revolution was a counterrevolution and constituted a timely adjustment to the fine tuning of the heterosexual institution”.
The '60s sexual revolution occurred in the context of the rise of broad social movements challenging major aspects of capitalist society -- from its n in Vietnam to its repressive mores regarding sexual relations.
Sexual restrictions on women were designed to uphold the monogamous family system as the main mechanism for the transmission of individual wealth by assuring the paternity of the heirs of private property.
www.greenleft.org.au /back/1991/34/34p19.htm   (1368 words)

 Crisis Magazine
The science that launched the sexual revolution has been used for the past 50 years to sway court decisions, pass legislation, introduce sex education into our schools, and even push for a redefinition of marriage.
Many traditionally forbidden sexual practices, Kinsey and his colleagues proclaimed, were surprisingly commonplace; 85 percent of men and 48 percent of women said they’d had premarital sex, and 50 percent of men and 40 percent of women had been unfaithful after marriage.
In his book The End of Sex, an obituary of the sexual revolution, Esquire contributor George Leonard accurately observed that “wherever we have split ‘sex’; from love, creation, and the rest of life...we have trivialized and depersonalized the act of love itself.” Treasuring others solely for their sexuality strips them of their humanity.
www.crisismagazine.com /may2004/kinsey.htm   (3033 words)

 Amazon.com: Her Way: Young Women Remake the Sexual Revolution: Books: Paula Kamen   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
She also points out that we are still operating on "basic male definitions of sex or sexual freedoms" and asks whether, perhaps, in the words of the bumper sticker, "Women who strive to be equal to men aren't ambitious enough." --J. Riches --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
In "Her Way," Paula Kamen shows how women are rewriting the sexual script, both the traditional one and the one edited by their mothers in the sexual revolution.
She finds that more women are making decisions about sexual activity based on their own needs, not those of any man or of sexual prescriptions from others.
www.amazon.com /Her-Way-Remake-Sexual-Revolution/dp/0767910001   (2570 words)

 Needed: A Continuing Sexual Revolution
At various points the Bible endorses sexual attitudes and practices most of us would now reject: women are regarded as the property of men; menstrual blood and semen are unclean"; intercourse during menstruation is proscribed; and polygamy, levirate marriage, concubinage and prostitution are accepted.
Sexuality expresses the mystery of our creation as beings who need to reach out for the physical and spiritual embraces of others.
The sexual revolution of the 1960s convinced some of the dubious notion that making love would prevent man war.
webspawner.com /users/donquijote60   (1334 words)

 A New Sexual Revolution (This Rock: December 2004)
The sexual revolution of the last century has fragmented our culture at the deepest levels of its essence.
In laying the foundation for a sexual counter-revolution, Pope John Paul II’s "theology of the body" advances the idea that the human body is representative of God and all his mysteries and that God uses our bodies to reveal the truth of himself.
The vocation may be expressed differently, as in the sexual love of marriage or in the celibacy of religious life, but the end is the same.
www.catholic.com /thisrock/2004/0412rev9.asp   (921 words)

 The Teen Sexual Revolution
In many ways the media is merely reflecting a culture that was transformed by a sexual revolution of values.
Even when teenagers want to sit out the sexual revolution, they often get little help from parents who may be too embarrassed or intimidated to talk to their children.
The first tenet is that children are "sexual from birth." Sex educators reject the classic notion of a latency period until approximately age twelve.
www.leaderu.com /orgs/probe/docs/sexrevol.html   (2606 words)

 articles : The Sexual Revolution Continues : Youth Specialties   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
In fact, efforts to restrain rampant sexuality have been at the heart of the Christian family values movement throughout the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s.
Asked when the battle began, most people point to the so-called sexual revolution of the ’60s, when chemistry (the birth control pill) and ideology (free love) campaigned to liberate sex from the grasp of Victorian prudes and make it available to any two people (or more) with functioning sex organs and desire.
Looking back at the first five decades of this modern sexual revolution, we can venture two tentative conclusions: 1) The cat is out of the bag.
www.youthspecialties.com /articles/topics/culture/sexual_revolution.php   (1167 words)

 "Casualties of the Sexual Revolution"
Women are suffering much more from the sexual revolution than men are, writes columnist Joan Beck, and something must be done to reduce this cost.
The changes in moral and sexual behavior brought about by the revolution have resulted in a shocking increase in unwanted pregnancies, while efforts to create new methods of birth control have almost totally concentrated on women.
While sexually transmitted diseases affect men and women equally, it is only women that suffer the epidemic of pelvic inflammatory disease, for which 200,000 women must be hospitalized every year.
www.aegis.com /news/ads/1991/AD912054.html   (458 words)

 James Hitchcock - The Sexual Revolution - A case study
What she cannot see is that her story is virtually a case study in the effects of the sexual revolution.
What she does not grasp is how betrayal is at the very heart of the sexual revolution in which she so avidly participated.
The end result of the sexual revolution is precisely that emptiness which she has for so long been trying to escape.
wf-f.org /JFH-SexualRevolution.html   (723 words)

 The Tragedy of the Sexual Revolution - Catholic Online
Sexual intimacy, at its best, makes us vulnerable to another and that requires trust and a context of security and stability with another with whom it is safe to be vulnerable with; with whom we can build a home where it is safe to bring children into the world.
The "Sexual Revolution" with its contraception and abortion has not liberated women at all, but enslaved them to chemicals that distort the natural functions of their bodies and grisly surgical procedures that can leave them scarred for life both physically and emotionally.
The Sexual Revolution has gone a long way to destroying true love, romance and driving a wedge between the sexes.
www.catholic.org /featured/reality.php?ID=1493   (1439 words)

 Casey v. Planned Parenthood: The Casey Court and the Sexual Revolution (Chapter 4)
The sexual revolution in the U.S. traces it history to Margaret Sanger in the 1920's.
Sanger identified the objective of her promotional activities as "unlimited sexual gratification without the burden of unwanted children."{108} She also identified other values of the sexual revolution that she promoted when she wrote that "[Women must have the right] to live...
After Margaret Sanger introduced the concepts of the sexual revolution, it was the Anglican Lambeth Conference in 1930 that removed the moral prohibition of birth control from the moral theology of the Anglicans.
www.leaderu.com /humanities/casey/ch4.html   (825 words)

 Sexual Revolution and the Liberation of Children
Children have virtually no rights guaranteed by law in our society and besides, they have no money which, in a money economy, is one of the most important sources of their oppression.
Men engage in sexual activities that women often regard as promiscuous - it's as though men don't have the defenses that women have against mutual exploitation - against sexual use to the degree of abuse.
But it's very hard to be free if you have no rights about anything, if you're: subjected to endless violence - both physical and psychological, if you're not permitted to speak, if you have no money, if you're already governed by a whole state system whether you want to be there or not.
www.ipce.info /ipceweb/Library/interv_kate_m.htm   (1295 words)

 Sexual revolution - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
One suggested trigger for the modern revolution was the development of the birth control pill in 1960, which gave women access to easy and reliable contraception.
This new philosophy was the new intellectual and cultural underpinning ideology of the new age of sexual frankness.
In the UK the new generation growing up after the Second World War had grown tired of the rationing and austerity of the 1940s and 1950s and the Victorian values of their elders, so the 1960s were a time of rebellion against the fashions and social mores of the previous generation.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Sexual_revolution   (3558 words)

 Category:History - XFamily - Children of God
In the 1990s numerous allegations of pedophilia and sexual abuse were laid against The Family in different locations worldwide, including Argentina, Australia, Brazil, France, Italy, Japan, Norway, Peru, Spain, Sweden, the UK, the USA, and Venezuela.
In addition, a childcare manual published by the group in January of 1982 vividly describes, with photographs, the sexual activity that took place between the son of Karen Zerby and his governesses, particularly Sara (also known as Sara Davidito, Sara Kelley, or Prisca Kelley; she later became a top leader in the organization).
As Davidito grew up he developed a deep seated resentment towards Berg and Zerby because of the sexual abuse he had suffered as a child due to their policies and because of the unnatural way in which he was raised.
www.xfamily.org /index.php/Category:History   (3166 words)

 The Sexual Counter-Revolution   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Nowadays the Church and the whole world are confronted by a sexual revolution that is well established in the seats of power and the hearts of men.
This first suggestion to counter the sexual revolution, then, is that we make the effort to discern and embrace those family ideals.
When such spokesmen for the revolution discuss motivation, they show an equally low estimate of human conduct, because motivation for them is not the principle on account of which an action is done (that is, an ideal of conduct), but motivation is the same as appetite.
www.sspx.ca /Angelus/1981_March/Counter_Revolution.htm   (3592 words)

 Catholic Culture : Document Library : The Sexual Revolution Is Doomed
Marriage is instituted for the mutual assistance of man and woman and for the rearing and education of children, and thus we have a basic reason why divorce is impermissible, fornication is immoral, and all use of sexuality outside marriage is sinful.
Life comes from God ("And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the earth, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul"), and so it should be obvious that abortion is intrinsically evil.
Whereas traditional courtship reserves sexual pleasure until marriage, viewing sex as a nuptial right that must be earned with the public promise of eternal fidelity and a lifetime of commitment, the sexual revolution with its propaganda about "safe sex" has made sex a recreational pastime available to anyone.
www.catholicculture.org /docs/doc_view.cfm?recnum=1316   (2374 words)

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