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Divorce, hook-ups and violent porn – have women been harmed by the sexual revolution?

Mary Kenny


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Contraception train from Belfast to Dublin on May 25, 1971. Photo: Irish Times

Contraception train from Belfast to Dublin on May 25, 1971. Photo: Irish Times

Contraception train from Belfast to Dublin on May 25, 1971. Photo: Irish Times

Was the sexual revolution essentially exploitative of women? That’s the thesis advanced by a young left-wing feminist, Louise Perry, a graduate in women’s studies and columnist for London’s New Statesman.

Today’s sex culture, she claims in her book, The Case Against the Sexual Revolution, just published, is destructive, divorcing love from commitment, prompting promiscuity and violent porn.


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