Monday, May 14, 2007

The big swindle of ‘the sexual revolution’: a woman’s point of view
An ‘O tempora’ entry that makes sense: on a big lie, a massive dodge of reality, or pig heaven for a certain kind of man marketed as empowerment for women. In the good old days even the bad were often better than what’s now standard:
The more I think about it, the more outraged I become. Maggie [aged 16] is expected to give her body, her soul, her honor and her health to some boy who obviously does not love her and who is not prepared to take care of her and her future children. For what?

At least in the bad, decadent old days a gentleman felt obliged to provide his mistress with a house, a carriage and a maid, like Gigi’s aunt... The French, being the French, do not mind immorality, for the most part, as long as it is elegant... At least a courtesan would come out of an affair with some nice jewelry.
From Tea at Trianon.

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