Tuesday, July 24, 2012

FW: The White House and S*xualityism




The White House and Sexualityism

by Helen Alvaré
This article was first published July 16, 2012, at thepublicdiscourse.com.

Against what social science tells us about human happiness, the government is promoting sexualityism–a commitment to uncommitted, unencumbered, inconsequential sex–as the answer.

Professor Gerry Bradley made a spot-on observation here at Public Discourse that one of the underlying forces driving the HHS abortion, contraception, and sterilization mandate is the current federal ideology of "equal sexual liberty," embracing the notion that "women will and should have lots more sexual intercourse than they have interest in conceiving children. … [that] sexual license should never impede a woman's lifestyle, at least no more than it does a man's." Elsewhere, I have identified such a position as "sexual expressionism" or "sexualityism" and have defined it to include also the suggestion that sex should not only be free of the slightest reflection on its link with procreation, but also free of commitment, or even the real possibility of a relationship between the man and the woman involved.

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"The federal government is seeking to expand sexualityism–even while it appears to be at odds with what all known social and human sciences tell us." (From this week's main article.)




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