Contrary to claims of “liberation” and “female empowerment,” women bear the brunt of the sexual revolution and gender ideology, according to the author of a new book outlining the harms such beliefs are causing in women’s lives.
In Sex Scandal: The Drive to Abolish Male and Female, journalist and author Ashley McGuire examines from many angles the dysfunction the sexual revolution has wrought. She specifically engages how the insistence that men and women are essentially the same is not only absurd but dangerous.
The new politics of a “gender-neutral” society are ultimately untenable, she says, and if males and females are to ever be truly equal, you cannot dispense with differentiation between the sexes.
Full of alarming statistics and grisly stories of the abuses that women endure as a result of gender ideology, McGuire makes the case that gender ideology must be resisted and refuted with cold, hard facts before it causes even more harm. Gender theory, she writes, is the real “war on women.”
“I have always had these sort of strong feminist impulses,” McGuire said in an interview with The Christian Post.
But all of that began to implode for the Colorado Springs native when she enrolled in Tufts University in Massachusetts, a “jarring” experience she recounts, where she discovered how many of those impulses she had absorbed from popular culture did not play out in real life.
“I saw just how unhinged women’s actual lived experience of the sexual revolution was,” McGuire said. Also unhinged was what is taught in classes as feminism, far from the actual ideals of empowerment and respect, she added.
In Chapter 3, titled “Passed Out Girls in Shopping Carts,” McGuire documents how university academic departments facilitate the deconstruction of biological sex and invent new moral systems such that prostitution and violent pornography become seen as “empowering” for women. The examples she provides are true stories that are stranger than fiction.
Miriam Weeks, also called Belle Knox — known colloquially as the “Duke porn star” whose story broke in 2014 — asserts that acting in sexually violent porn films in order to pay for her degree at Duke University is “feminist” because she chose to do it of her own free will.
Another woman from Sacramento State, who goes by the name Natalie Dylan, opted to auction off her virginity for $3.2 million as a way to take power back from “historically oppressive” male-dominated structures. Similarly, websites like SeekingArrangement.com now exist to connect older, wealthy “sugar daddy” men with young women, called “sugar babies,” who attend prestigious schools like NYU and Columbia. But don’t dare call it prostitution because that sounds like “slut-shaming;” these arrangements are all about “a woman’s choice,” these young feminists insist.
In defense of her decision, Knox wrote that “reclaiming the agency behind the decision to do, even if it’s a degrading sexual act — is absolutely feminism.”
McGuire is not having it.
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SOURCE: The Christian Post