Modestly Provocative

Baby neocon Wendy Shalit has feminists fuming with her case for old-fashioned sexual propriety

Let's be real. The sexual revolution, goes the argument, has been a curse for women. Before girls had the power, their modest ways set the rules of the game: to pursue meant to woo, and to bed meant to wed. Sexual modesty fostered not only a more civil society but also a sexier world. A glimpse of a knee, the graze of a shoulder sent shivers. Delicious! But now women are encouraged to be like men, and what a mess it is. The refined has been replaced by the vulgar, and sex has become just the thing you do on the...

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