Well, it’s here that we diverge I guess (and that’s completely fine). As someone who is sex-positive (meaning that I view sex as healthy and natural) and who is polyamorous, I think more liberal ideas about sex promote a healthier culture. Sexual abuse did not begin with the 1960s and the sexual revolution. People who objectify women do not view them as human beings, but as vehicles for their pleasure and gratification. That’s an old-school, patriarchal outlook.

Prior to the onset of patriarchy (about 10K years ago) sexuality was seen as natural and sacred. I could go on for paragraphs about that here, but instead will recommend to you Riane Eisler’s books, The Chalice and the Blade, and it’s sequel, Sacred Pleasure: Sex, Myth and the Politics of the Body.

“Riane Eisler is internationally known for her bestseller The Chalice and The Blade, now in 26 foreign editions and celebrating its 30th anniversary with a new 2017 epilogue in its 57th US printing, as well as for other award-winning books. She keynotes conferences worldwide, with venues including the United Nations General Assembly and the US Department of State. She is President of the Center for Partnership Studies and has received many honors, including honorary Ph.D. degrees, the Alice Paul ERA Education Award, and the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation’s 2009 Distinguished Peace Leadership Award, and is featured in the award-winning book Great Peacemakers as one of 20 leaders for world peace, along with Mahatma Gandhi, Mother Teresa, and Martin Luther King.”

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