‘Sexuality’ Archive

Why Didn’t Harvey Weinstein Get His Face Slapped? October 31, 2017 No Comments

My wife’s grandmother, who grew up around the turn of the last century, would tell my wife, “Never be afraid to slap ‘em and walk home” in reference to predatory young men.  And evidently such men have existed for a long time.  In old movies, before about 1960 or so, you often see a woman […]

The Last Freedom (and its Relationship to the First) February 18, 2014 No Comments

Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World seems, for the most part, to be closer to the future we are facing in the West than George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four.  I do think that parts of Orwell’s vision are still important, however; in particular the appendix to Nineteen Eighty-Four on Newspeak and Orwell’s essay on “Politics and the English […]

SLAP ‘EM AND WALK HOME – A way of promoting abstinence in our culture March 22, 2012 2 Comments

I must start with a word of explanation.  Lysistrata was a comic play by Aristophanes in classical Greece, in which the women, in order to stop a war they thought senseless, agreed to not sleep with their men until the war was stopped; I cannot resist the atrocious pun ‘peace or no piece.’ In our […]