Sexuality

How the Hook-Up Culture Is Damaging Women

By |2016-07-22T22:43:06-05:00July 22nd, 2016|Categories: Culture War, Feminism, Sexuality|

A stereotyped but unconscious despair is concealed even under what are called the games and amusements of mankind. There is no play in them, for this comes after work. But it is a characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things. —Henry David Thoreau, Walden A few months ago, a young woman at Stanford University [...]

Naked in the Public Square

By |2016-06-20T21:14:35-05:00June 20th, 2016|Categories: Bruce Frohnen, Christianity, Culture War, Freedom of Religion, Senior Contributors, Sexuality|

The “Naked Public Square” is Clothed—with Intolerance When Richard John Neuhaus published The Naked Public Square in 1988, his book captured the imagination of a generation of religious conservatives. Neuhaus expressed the concerns of millions of Christians in particular, who saw public life being stripped of religious symbols and content. He went on to [...]

The “Miracle Year”: Was Life Never Better Than in 1963?

By |2016-06-17T07:50:34-05:00May 18th, 2016|Categories: Featured, Music, Poetry, Reason, Sexuality|Tags: , , |

Sexual intercourse began (which was rather late for me) – Between the end of the “Chatterley” ban And the Beatles’ first LP. Up to then there’d only been A sort of bargaining, A wrangle for the ring, A shame that started at sixteen And spread to everything. Then all at once the quarrel sank: [...]

Is the Target Boycott Different?

By |2019-05-14T15:43:45-05:00May 8th, 2016|Categories: Bruce Frohnen, Politics, Sexuality|

The conventional wisdom long has held that conservative boycotts do not work. There is strong logic and evidence to support this view. Conservatives are conservative precisely because they value family and faith above politics. We do not virtue-signal in the manner (or to the extent) of typical progressives, for whom driving a Prius or [...]

Bathroom Bills & CEOs: Why Corporations Are Siding with Transgenders

By |2016-05-05T22:30:17-05:00May 5th, 2016|Categories: Politics, Religion, Sexuality|

  On March 23, 2016, North Carolina legislators passed HB2, a bill that barred so-called “transgender” people from using bathrooms and locker rooms that do not correspond with the gender designated on their birth certificates. The bill sought to overturn an anti-discrimination ordinance passed earlier by the city of Charlotte that allowed transgender people [...]

Rescuing Our Maidens from the Culture of Death

By |2016-03-22T09:06:54-05:00February 12th, 2016|Categories: Culture, Death, Featured, Joseph Pearce, Sexuality, Virtue|

In The Hobbit, Thorin Oakenshield gives Bilbo Baggins a beginner’s lesson on the nature of dragons, a sort of dragons for dummies, telling the unschooled hobbit that dragons “carry away people, especially maidens, to eat.” Dragons have a preference for the virgin flesh of maidens because they are not merely hungry but wicked. They [...]

The Natural End of Liberation: Contracting for Sex

By |2015-08-12T11:15:19-05:00July 27th, 2015|Categories: Bruce Frohnen, Culture, Featured, Sexuality|

The state of New York has enacted legislation aimed at making certain that, where sexual intimacy is concerned, only “yes means yes,” and that this standard will apply to activities at private colleges and universities. “Yes means yes,” for those fortunate enough not to have their minds invaded by the latest pseudo-intellectual doublespeak, refers [...]

The Genuine Epidemic of Street Harassment

By |2014-12-10T12:24:39-05:00December 19th, 2014|Categories: Culture, Feminism, Sexuality|Tags: |

A multitude of people saw the YouTube video, or read the story in the news, about the actress who took part in a planned, secretly filmed ten-hour walk through Manhattan that—as expected—resulted in a substantial number of comments, catcalls, winks and what not from men she passed. The filming was arranged by an organization [...]

Poison Pill

By |2014-10-24T16:00:14-05:00October 25th, 2014|Categories: Benjamin Lockerd, Catholicism, Sexuality|

A synod of Catholic bishops recently discussed ways of giving pastoral support to lay people as they struggle to live out the Church’s perennial teachings regarding sexuality. Meanwhile, a new book has appeared on The Birth of the Pill by Jonathan Eig. A review of this book by Henry Allen (in The Wall Street [...]

Sexual Orientation Laws and Religious Freedom

By |2014-08-01T09:19:37-05:00July 22nd, 2014|Categories: Education, Homosexual Unions, Religion, Sexuality|Tags: |

Legislation pertaining to sexual orientation is often justified by the claim that it protects citizens’ liberty. Advocates of this type of legislation do so with the intent of using the state to enforce the belief that homosexuality and other sexual choices are natural moral acts. Groups that support laws such as the “Fair Education [...]

Hookup Culture: Two Views

By |2014-03-11T16:07:08-05:00August 14th, 2013|Categories: Culture, Sexuality|Tags: |

The Kiss by Auguste Rodin by Rachel Lu and Regis Martin Rachel Lu: When Adults Encourage Self-Destructive Behavior in the Young Sex has consequences. I realize that admitting this probably marks me as some sort of misogynist, but somehow I can’t help myself. For one thing, I have it on good authority that even [...]

Welcome to the Mental Ward: Contradictory Values Syndrome

By |2016-07-26T15:40:03-05:00June 23rd, 2013|Categories: Anthony Esolen, Christianity, Culture, Featured, Sexuality|Tags: , |

Chesterton once wrote that the madman is not the fellow who has lost his reason, but the fellow who has lost everything but his reason. Such a person, seized by a single monomaniacal idea, loses his balance, as if under the weight of a mental hypertrophy. Because a man may add five and six, and a [...]