You know the passionate series has gotten out of palm when a “proud feminist” and a radical non-believer start doubt what’s going on.
Newton’s Third Law of Motion famously says that “for every transformation there is an equal and conflicting reaction.” Take a rocket for example: The engines fire in one direction, which causes the rocket to pierce in the conflicting direction.
Now consider about culture, specifically, the #MeToo movement. Anyone with a fragment of goodness would determine that the kind of function described in The New York Times and elsewhere per Harvey Weinstein is intolerable.
But a flourishing series of people are already doubt either the #MeToo transformation has left too far. What about due routine for the accused? Isn’t there a disproportion between descent function and passionate assault? And who sets the standards for what’s excusable and what isn’t?
Not only are people having second thoughts, some are even pulling back. This includes folks from magnanimous outlets such as Slate, The New York Times, and, many recently, “Real Time with Bill Maher” on HBO.
Maher’s guest on Feb 9th was Bari Weiss, a staff editor and opinion author at The New York Times. She describes herself as a “proud feminist” and a liberal.
Weiss found herself at the core of debate since of a mainstay she wrote to a #MeToo story, about one woman’s passionate confront with comedian Aziz Ansari. Weiss voiced some magnetism for the lady for Ansari’s behavior, but she also wrote that, “If you are unresolved out exposed with a man, it’s protected to assume he is going to try to have sex with you.”
Weiss’ mainstay set off a firestorm from both sides, and even became the theme of a Saturday Night Live skit.
On “Real Time,” Maher and Weiss talked about how in this informative and domestic moment, no one knows what the manners are when it comes to dating and sex. Weiss forked out that 25 percent of millennial men trust that simply asking someone out constitutes passionate harassment. Maher joked that no one knows what to write in Valentine’s Day cards this year.
But then Weiss went somewhere unexpected . . . and Maher followed. She talked about, and we quote, the “lies that the passionate series sole to women.” Lies such as, “gender is a social construct; inlet doesn’t matter at all; and there’s really no disproportion between men and women.” Yes, she pronounced that.
She pronounced that she hoped all of this informative chaos would be an event to “revisit the passionate revolution.” She complained that all of the speak about sex these days is about “consent and pain.”
“Whatever happened to intimacy, love, and romance?” she asked. The assembly applauded.
Maher then forked out the counterbalance of a enlightenment in which people concurrently worry about either courtship is harassment, and then use the app Tinder to “hook up” with sum strangers twenty mins later.
It was an extraordinary exchange. Weiss the feminist and Maher the non-believer underscored two truths we mostly speak about here on BreakPoint. First: Ideas have consequences, and bad ideas have victims. The lies of the passionate series have left an whole era of people clueless about how to do what came naturally to the relatives and grandparents: meet, tumble in adore and spend the rest of the lives together.
Here’s the second law it underscored: The genuine test of a worldview is the test of reality. Because the passionate series is grounded in lies about the human person, it can’t help but make a sum disaster of things.
Bari Weiss was right. The #MeToo movement—even its excesses—is charity us all a good event to “re-visit” the passionate revolution. So let’s take it. And even if the physical friends are late to this conversation, it’s a good thing that they’re joining in.
Revisiting the Sexual Revolution: Even “Proud Feminists” Are Pushing Back
Use this informative moment as an event to benefaction the law of God’s creation, not just of man and woman, but of the matrimony kinship He designed. It’s a counter-cultural perspective to the passionate revolution, but a perspective the enlightenment needs to see.