From the dailymail.co.uk article entitled “My generation created the sexual revolution – and it has been wrecking the lives of women ever since”:
When the novelist Martin Amis said recently that it was the sexual revolution of the Sixties and Seventies that destroyed his ‘pathologically promiscuous’ sister Sally, an alcoholic who died in 2000 aged 46, he provoked a wave of controversy. His views were ridiculed by his critics, who claimed that his sister ‘was out of control. It was her doing, not the culture.’
Well, I was part of that culture too. As a university student between 1966 and 1969, I experienced first-hand the impact of the sexual revolution, and the sweeping changes it wrought between men and women.
To suggest any individual was immune from that tidal wave of change, or from the pressures that came with it, for women in particular, is frankly wrong.
Yet Amis has hit a nerve, with liberals in particular, who rightly read his comments as a criticism of everything they believed in and fought for through the massive social upheavals of those decades. It was not ‘the free love culture’ which caused her death, they insist, but her own self-indulgence. After all, we all have choices, don’t we?
To me, this is one of the most fascinating issues of our time – raising so many questions about freewill, and cause and effect.
I’m always amazed at the way the liberal Left is eager to make excuses for any dubious results of their progressive ideas.
Read the article here.