Sunday, October 30, 2005
Leon Kass has published the second part of his The End of Courtship series. I am not sure that this is a good career move for him to publish these pieces. He comes across rather sexist (something I wasn't aware of previously). Here is a small sample,
Her sexuality unlinked to procreation, its exercise no longer needs to be concerned with the character of her partner and whether he is suitable to be the father and co-rearer of her yet-to-be-born children. Female sexuality becomes, like male, unlinked to the future. The new woman's anthem: Girls just want to have fun. Ironically, but absolutely predictably, the chemicals devised to assist in family planning keep many a potential family from forming, at least with a proper matrimonial beginning.