Tuesday, March 09, 2004

Chastity


Rich Lowry today tells us of the glories of chastity, and suggests (based upon statistics which don't really support his thesis) that there is no inevitability to teenage sexual activity.

A couple of observations....

First, "conservatives" like Mr. Lowry never seem to speak from first-hand experience. That is, despite their ostensibly perfect morals and extraordinary self-control, they never assert that they, themselves, were abstinent as teens - let alone that they were abstinent until marriage. In most cases, they were not.

Second, "conservatives" have never had a problem with teen sexuality and teen pregnancy - within the so-called "confines" of marriage. History tells us that this debate is about social control, not about age.

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