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The Sexual Revolution

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Sexual Revolution
By Pete Bell

Sexual Revolution
By Pete Bell

  Sixties kicks off with the student radicals, the young men and women who protested until their lungs gave out about the evil Vietnam War, capitalism’s social disparities and other hard-left causes. Turns out the protestors didn’t reflect the vast majority of students. Most pursued the typical college pursuits -- academic excellence and some harmless extracurricular activities. Hard to believe conservative icon Barry Goldwater was the most requested campus speaker in the early 1960s, but it‘s true.
  Meanwhile, the vocal minority weren’t just trying to speak out against injustices, they were very often Communists opposed to virtually everything the United States stands for. Free love ruled during the 1960s -- or did it? While the culture celebrated the dawn of Cosmopolitan magazine and the birth of the Pill, the real sexual revolution (think “key parties” and orgies) blossomed during the 1970s.
  The sexual revolution of the 1960s and 1970s was recognized by the mass media almost immediately. Some early commentators believed that it was in fact the second sexual revolution, the first one having taken place in the period after World War I and culminating in the wild drinking and sexual pranks of the lost generation. After the 1960s sexual revolution, it was all about Sex. Sex Clubs, swinging, Plato's Retreat, gay clubs, and porn.
  After thinking about it a lot for some time now, my personal theory on why the old saying "nice guys finish last" is nearly always proven a true saying: the 1970s women's movement a.k.a. "Sexual Revolution" The whole reason why "nice guys" are devalued, unappreciated, and considered as "boring" and undesirable to begin with, IMO, is because after the Sexual Revolution, women no longer wanted to pursue men interested in lasting, permanent relationships, or who would potentially make good husbands for them. Instead, actually much like men, for...


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