Books by Mary Eberstadt. These are all real problems about which real students shed tears. The meek may inherit the earth, but the fertile make a more powerful voting bloc. Marriage is valuable, leads to happiness and benefits society even if it contains inherent difficulties, which Eberstadt wonderfully champions.
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The best way to stay evee on the issues that matter. Eberstadt's book is striking, to say the least, considering the Church's current struggle against rve Obama administration's claims that contraceptives are a vital part of women's preventative health care.
Eberstadt advocates the introduction of policies and restrictions on pornography that were similar to those that were imposed on Big Tobacco. I would have preferred a more irenic tone and more time spent on the plain research supporting her thesis.
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It also makes the hopeful argument that weight of evidence and education can overturn a seemingly entrenched social fact, even when there is a lobby and industry on the side of not doing so smokingand make it taboo. Her dual chapters on the effects pornography has had on men and women are perhaps the easiest to connect with emotionally.
In no other realm of human life do ordinary Americans seem so indifferent to the particular suffering of the smallest and weakest. So my fairly negative review below is coming from the point of view of a "fellow traveler" on these social and moral issues.
This book might have been intended as a form of preaching to the choir, but even the choir needs some rigorous analysis every once in a while. I am a conservative leaning Christian, and being a baby-boomer, mine was eeve first generation to benefit from the pill. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The first five chapters are pretty standard "defining the problem" where she puts forth the thesis that the sexual revolution has harmed men, women, kids and society.
First of all, if the causal connection between 1 and 2 was as exclusive asam conclusive as the author implies, the obvious question would be why is this not more obvious to everyone. Aug 05, Amanda rated it it was ok.
She puts the will to disbelieve or even acknowledge the reality of the negative consequences of the sexual revolution on a par with the will to disbelieve the negative consequences of communism in a previous generation. The 'Pedophilia Chic', Then and Now", covers one uniquely disturbing legacy of sexual liberation, which is the assault unleashed from the s onward on the taboo against sexual seduction or exploitation of the young.
No single event since Eve took the apple has been as consequential for relations between the sexes as the arrival of modern contraception.
Adam and Eve after the Pill: the devastating fallout of the sexual revolution
Hailed as a great breakthrough for family planning, it has been eagerly embraced and endorsed by several generations. Albert Mohler among other evangelicals and conservative Protestants who are re-evaluating their stance on contraception in wake of the fallout the sexual revolution has created.
Interestingly, this makes the taboo against sex with youngsters the only one of those considered in this book in which some "rollback" of the sexual revolution has been demonstrated.
One does not need to condemn birth control in all circumstances to see that easy, cheap contraceptives have dramatically altered our sex lives, including most importantly our approach to marriage and children, and not for the better.
Anscombe and novelist Tom Wolfe; and a host of feminists, food writers, musicians, and other voices from across today's popular culture, Eberstadt makes her contrarian case with an impressive array of evidence. They received what they asam wanted: And benefit we did.
All in all, I enjoyed this book and would recommend it.
Adam and Eve After the Pill: Paradoxes of the Sexual Revolution by Mary Eberstadt
One of these items ships sooner than the other. Ironically, then, the left's indifference to the book, while regrettable, is in large part its intellectual vindication. For example, I do agree that the predictions of Humanae Vitae have been thoroughly vindicated by the empirical literature in the social sciences. Previous page of related Sponsored Products.
The concluding chapter's glance back at Humanae Vitae's prescience is an excellent basic apologetic for Catholic moral teaching and authority in the modern age, and helps tie everything together.
May 07, Michael Petry rated it really liked it. Trivia About Adam and Eve Afte Time for a Change. Let me make one thing clear from the outset: Mary Eberstadt takes all of these subjects and just writes brilliantly on them.
Eberstadt calls the postive nature of this embrace into question.