I have been visiting rt.com for several months now….they have some interesting stuff once you get past the propaganda…..And I have another sexual post but with a bit of history for you to learn….
I am an old fart so I was there for the sexual revolution…..and boy was it something (he states with a wide smile)…..rt.com asks an interesting question…..”at what cost?”…….
This year marks half a century since the May 1968 events in Paris (and elsewhere) which launched a youth-driven liberal movement that changed the world.
Thus, now is a good time to reflect upon the similarities and differences between the sexual liberation and feminism of the 1960’s and the protest campaigns that flourish today, from LGBT+ to #MeToo.
In the aftermath of ‘68, the French “progressive” press published a whole series of petitions demanding the decriminalization of paedophilia, claiming that in this way the artificial and oppressive culturally-constricted frontier that separated children from adults could be abolished and the right to freely use one’s body be extended also to children. They claimed that only dark forces of “reaction” and “oppression” could oppose this measure and among the signatories were iconic cultural figures such as Sartre, de Beauvoir, Derrida, Barthes, Foucault, Aragon, Guattari, Deleuze and Lyotard.
Any thoughts on the sexual revolution and its aftermath? Please feel free to weigh in…..chuq