There are many mysterious things about the modern world, but the biggest mystery of all is how “the sexual revolution” is viewed as some sort of feminist triumph, when the objective truth is that if the most despicable, cretinous, woman-loathing men of a century ago had outlined their views for how society should work regarding male-female relations, it would look pretty much like the nightmare world we have today.
That’s from commenter Brian, kicking off a fine thread upon Kate’s post below on single mothers and the more general difficulty of finding good men.
Well, we all know that the Sexual Revolution and its normalization was not a misogynists’ plot, that is, we know that however many Who’s your daddy? sleazy seducers were involved, there were plenty of bright-eyed gals with odes to Freedom in their hearts, singin’ lines like these from the Stone Poneys:
Oh don’t get me wrong,
it’s not that I knock it,
it’s just that I, am not in the market
for a boy who wants to love only me.
All I’m sayin’ is I’m not ready
for any person place or thing
to try to pull the reins in on me…
So no, not a plot, but how is Brian wrong about the objective truth that it might as well have been? That is, what else would the most despicable women-hating men of a century ago have wanted that the current sexual scene doesn’t provide them?