Skip to comments.Sex-obsessed lefty horrified by 'toxic purity culture'
Posted on 02/24/2014 7:19:00 PM PST by ReformationFan
Hey, gals, want to avoid being raped? Put away that Lady Smith 38. No need for pepper spray. Self-defense classes? Not necessary. The solution is simple. The best defense against rape is to just cast away your "deeply troubling" Christianity and become a secularist slut.
So goes the advice of one Katie McDonough, Salon.com assistant editor, fertile fount of millennial wisdom and well and whatever else.
In an article published at Salon Feb. 20 titled, "The right's warped 'purity' culture: 4 ways evangelical views of sex took over America," Ms. McDonough provides an unvarnished glimpse into the profligate mind of the postmodern "progressive." (Yes, you read that right. Purity is warped and biblical sexual morality has taken over America.)
In what amounts to little more than an anti-Christian hit piece on Patrick Henry College or "God's Harvard" as the evidently prone-position-prone journo pejoratively pokes Ms. McDonough says that it's time for American women to reject all those biblically imposed "gender complementarian" norms and do away with our "toxic purity culture" once and for all. (Because, just look around. That dang ol' toxic purity is everywhere. What America really needs is more debauchery.)
It gets better.
Christianity causes rape, McDonough asserts, warning us that we suffer a "convergence of rape culture (whatever that is) and evangelical culture."
Get that? In this woman's "progressive" mind, when the lady says, "I'm saving myself for marriage," the bad guy hears, "Come and get it!" Still, Ms. McDonough does have this much right: It can't be rape if you're giving it away like peanuts on the plane.
She goes on: "While it may be tempting to draw a red line around Christian fundamentalist views on gender and sexuality to distinguish them from supposedly evolved 'secular' culture, there is considerable, uncomfortable overlap between the two." (The cognitive dissonance: It hurts!)
So, if I'm understanding her right and, admittedly, Ms. McDonough's screed is borderline coherent what she's essentially claiming is that, when it comes to sex, both secular America and Christian America are really just one big ball of puritanical prudery.
In fairness, I suppose she could actually believe this. It's all relative with the relativist. For the "anything goes"-type, Miley Cyrus may well be indistinguishable from the Virgin Mary. When you're colorblind, everything looks kinda gray.
She continues: "Evangelical Christianity makes visible through purity pledges and doctrine assigning women the role of man's 'helpmate' the norms and expectations about female virginity and subservience that so often remain hidden in the secular world." (Ooh. Loves me some man-hate.)
So, get it? Purity and virginity bad. Impurity and promiscuity good. I'll give Ms. McDonough this: She calls it like she sees it.
She goes on to make the same tired "war on women" claim we've heard so much of lately, warning the would-be chaste that biblical sexual morality is really "only about reproduction and male entitlement."
She then mocks columnist Susan Patton as "a joke" for "arguing in mainstream publications that women who have sex outside of marriage are setting themselves up for disaster and heartbreak." (Yeah, and?) This is in response to Patton's observation in a recent Wall Street Journal column that, "The grandmotherly message of yesterday is still true today: Men won't buy the cow if the milk is free." To which, with indignation, McDonough sneers: "This is purity culture passed off as 'common-sense' wisdom, which was published in a 'serious' and secular paper. In 2014." (So now "secular" is synonymous with slutty?)
McDonough's advice? Girls, give away that milk now, ya hear! (To which the frisky-frat-boy "bro-choice" choir sings: "Amen!" Hey, "pro-choice" gals, you do know that most "pro-choice" guys only support your so-called "abortion rights" so that you'll put out, right?)
Secular-"progressives" like McDonough have been working to deconstruct traditional sexual morality for generations. And today more than at any point in history they're having success in spades. Despite her wincey whines to the contrary, Ms. McDonough knows this to be true.
And so do you.
The goal is to impose under penalty of law the left's own moral relativist, sexual anarchist worldview. Hence, we see a flood of unelected liberal judges, for instance, arbitrarily ramming counterfeit "gay marriage" down the throats of millions of Americans, complete with the threat that Christians either join the delusion and pretend that sin-centered "same-sex marriage" is real and right or suffer the consequences.
Another example is Obamacare's despotic HHS abortion mandate that unconstitutionally requires Christian organizations to cast aside millennia-old church doctrine and get with the postmodern, pro-abort program.
The list goes on.
All of which makes McDonough's central declaration her most ludicrous: "[O]ne point remains clear," she proclaims. "Conservatives want to enshrine religiously defined norms about sexuality into law."
No, Ms. McDonough. The only people "enshrining sexuality" into law are "progressive" social engineers like Barack Obama, Justice Anthony Kennedy and the rest of you godless lefties hell-bent on taking the screws to America.
Now that is "rape culture."
This entire article is pure leftist projection.
This woman deserves to be turned into a pillar of salt
Let me get this straight: Bobby Knight says “Lay back and try to enjoy it” and all hell breaks loose; this stupid ass at Salon ups the ante, and it’s all good. Is that about right?
[ Christianity causes rape, McDonough asserts, warning us that we suffer a “convergence of rape culture (whatever that is) and evangelical culture.” ]
I agree with her(in a sarcastic way) , it does cause rape especially in places like Sweden where Christian women are raped by Muslims they have invited in under misguided “Christian Charity” that has been perverted by the3 idea of LIBERAL Multiculturalism...
The evangelical culture of Liberalism meeting the rape culture of Islam using the guilt of being a liberal plastic banana feel good christian.
Judea-Christianity is what gave the world the concept of Chivalry which is a deep respect of women. without which we would be an Islamic world and this idiot lib would have her privates mutilated shortly after birth and be dressed in a hefty bag and if she ever spoke out she would be stoned to death using rocks not pot.
But she is such a damned fool she doesn’t realize the reason she has freedom to spew such crap is precisely because of the paradigm breaking culture that we have in the western world which sprang because of Judea-Christianity and not in spite of it.
Interesting this beyotch blames Christianity yet no mention of Judaism or Islam? Or other religions that also emphasize purity of body?
A certifiable nutcase.
I saw this before, it’s crazy
How long before they try to outlaw NOT slutting around?
[ This entire article is pure leftist projection. ]
Maybe she should send herself to go live a year in Saudi Arabia or any of the other 56 Islamic hell holes and see what an ACTUAL RAPE CULTURE really looks like.....
After that she can go to China see the Female holocaust going oh there...
Well, if she doesn’t repent it will be a little more than a pillar of salt. Let her have her fun as that maybe all she will have.
Hosea 4:17 Ephraim is separated unto his idols; leave him alone!
But then so do we.
But she is such a damned fool she doesnt realize the reason she has freedom to spew such crap is precisely because of the paradigm breaking culture that we have in the western world which sprang because of Judea-Christianity and not in spite of it.
We tolerate other points of view even if those points of view are saying they will cut out our own tongues.
Woe to those who call evil good and good evil,
who put darkness for light and light for darkness,
who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter.
I’ll try to stay within the bounds of decorum on this. Sorry if anyone is offended, but feminists talking about sex is one of the more mystifying things in our universe.
Why is it that every time one of these feminists starts yakking about sex, I have a difficult time believing that: a) they ever have any, or b) that in the unlikely event they do, they are any good at it? Their entire schtick reduces sex not to it’s purely physical actions (that can be interesting, which they are not), but to an officially sanctioned governmental event, not unlike a city council meeting. I’ve always heard that feminists considered sex to be political. I think it’s the other way around.
Bottom line: Sandra Fluke’s boyfriend (huge assumption on my part) is secretly dreading it; while T___ P____ ... and I will now stop in order to avoid saying anything naughty about any of the conservative women that we all know are hot.
The whole mental premise stems from protecting one’s pride. They know what they are doing is not right or safe, but they can't stop it, because if they do, they will be reduced to tears, while being unable to handle what they fear will be an unexciting life of chastity as they stop their previously self-destructive ways.
Maybe so, but what this...person really deserves is for every traditionalist woman that she encounters- young, old, or in between, to hurl on her shoes. Eegad. What a piece of work.
Salon, of course. But this is big-time whacknut stuff, even for them and the author needs major psych help.
[ We tolerate other points of view even if those points of view are saying they will cut out our own tongues. ]
In that respect we (the western Judeo-Christian world) have the patience of a Saint.
These people do not deserve to be shut-up by us acting on behalf of the government. Instead they should be openly mocked and we as good sensible citizens need to stop feeling so damned guilty about mocking their inane and vacuous ideas.