Jennifer Hartline’s new article It is Time for a Real Sexual Counter-Revolution brings to light the daunting affects of replacing sexual responsibility with “sexual rights.” Insisting that men and women have the constitutional protection to claim their “sexual rights” has led to a “downhill race toward insatiable debauchery.” Hartline explains,
“Sex isn’t a right; it’s a profound gift that serves a profound purpose. It isn’t just a healthy, human activity; it’s also the ultimate expression of love and selflessness. It’s not a recreational pastime with no strings attached. Sex comes with some huge responsibilities, and if we’re not willing to accept ALL those responsibilities, we have no business having sex. It’s that simple.
The tragedy isn’t that women are unexpectedly pregnant; it’s that people are selfishly indulging in sex and then refusing to accept the natural outcome. Women do not simply “find themselves” pregnant, as though they had nothing to do with it. It isn’t magic that happens without their involvement. (In no way am I speaking here to women who are victims of violent assault. No woman chooses to be raped.)”
What Hartline is pointing out is the strong need for sexual responsibility in a generation consumed by casual hook-ups and feel good moments. When we disregard our involvement in sexual encounters and merely “blame the man” we are forsaking one of the main outcomes of sex—intimacy. As NeW fights to bring responsibility to relationships and counter the ever present sexual rights agenda, let us not forget that a sexual counter-revolution is possible and you can be part of it.