Carol Platt Liebau: A "Revolution," Indeed

Thursday, March 22, 2007

A "Revolution," Indeed

News accounts have discussed the founding of True Love Revolution, a pro-abstinence group at Harvard. From campus accounts, it's clear that it takes a fair amount of moral courage to join the group.

True Love Revolution follows in the footsteps of Princeton's Anscombe Society, the first such group.

But what's remarkable in the news account about TRL is the reaction of the feminists.

Some feminists, in particular, have criticized True Love Revolution's message.

Harvard student Rebecca Singh said she was offended by a valentine the group sent to the dormitory mailboxes of all freshmen. It read: "Why wait? Because you're worth it."

"I think they thought that we might not be 'ruined' yet," Singh said. "It's a symptom of that culture we have that values a woman on her purity. It's a relic."

How disappointing. Don't these women realize that it's not about being "ruined" -- as much as it is about valuing oneself enough to be discriminating in bestowing one's sexual favors? Have they no idea of the heartbreak, depression and loss of self-esteem that too often accompanies giving too much, too soon -- especially for girls?

How can feminists claim to be "pro-woman" when they encourage behavior that actually hurts women?


Blogger Marshall Art said...

Just another example of how morally bankrupt many in this country have become. It's sad that the idea of sexual purity can be looked at in a negative way. It's sad that these feminists believe that the message only applies to young women and that it would be a bad thing if it was. Have they forgotten who bears the heavier burden from promiscuity? As you say, Carol. These feminists have a strange idea of standing up for women.

8:18 PM  
Blogger Larry Who said...

"How can feminists claim to be "pro-woman" when they encourage behavior that actually hurts women?"

In the NT book Jude, the answer is found when it states: "...there would be mockers in the last days..."

7:59 AM  
Blogger Earth to Carol said...

A nation of idiots. Soon we'll need a support group to eat healthy meals.

10:24 AM  
Blogger Earth to Carol said...

I wasn't thinking... there already are various groups to learn how to eat healthfully.

10:36 AM  

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