I’m heading into another insanely busy day, so won’t post until later. However, I couldn’t wait to tell you about a disturbing book I’m reading called Female Chauvinist Pigs : Women and the Rise of Raunch Culture, by Ariel Levy. In it, Levy takes on the raunch culture that is developing around young women today: the Girls Gone Wild videos, the slut clothing, the staggering promiscuity, the obsession with sexual conduct.
Levy herself is a product of that generation and the child of free love hippies. She’s pro-choice and anti-conservative — and yet, she’s disturbed and disgusted by a culture that encourages women to think that equality means aping men’s basest behavior, rather than their best. It’s a good book, an easy read and, as I said, very disturbing. Since I still have elementary children, I’ve only been peripherally aware of this phenomenom, but I know it’s out there, and this book brought it slap dash into my face.