Carol Platt Liebau: A Sign of the Times?

Monday, February 05, 2007

A Sign of the Times?

How sad is it that even coffee drinking has become sexualized? And what message does that send to America's young people?

This kind of pernicious silliness is an example of the overall "sexualization" of American culture that I write about in my upcoming book: Prude: How the Sex-Obsessed Culture Damages Girls (and America, Too!).


Blogger Marshall Art said...

It's the fall back plan for the unimaginative businessman: hot, as naked as possible babes to draw customers. But let's not overlook the real problem, which is that there are so many of the buying public for whom such is an important perk of patronizing a given establishment. As a man, I have to admit it's hard to resist, but resist we must rather than to promote the message of sexual promiscuity.

6:13 AM  
Blogger The Flomblog said...

Carol, but what is the solution? A government organization set up to define what Prurient is?

Like it or not, this is one of the things we have to live with because of our freedom.

All I can say is -- Thank G-d that my kids are grown. I would hate to rasie kids in todays society.

10:14 AM  
Blogger Marshall Art said...


There used to be a thing called "community standards" which was not necessarily written in stone, so to speak, but carried enough weight to guide law enforcement in its support. What it takes is a people that actually has and lives by higher standards to stave off the encroachment of questionable behaviors. Sadly, it seems we lack such a people in large enough numbers or loud enough voices. I must admit I enjoy the sight of naked babes, but not so much that I wouldn't support some actions to restrict their exposure to the dark sides of towns where they once were. In any case, a community still can set such standards if enough within it chooses to push for them. Ordinances can be established that would prevent businesses from employing such overtly immoral practices.

6:09 PM  

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