Feminists in Australia are beginning to question the benefits of a sexually permissive society. The Health Minister had this to say:
"The legacy of a permissive society - broken families, mental illness and entrenched welfare dependency - suggests that the old social taboos might have had some point."Well, slap me silly and color me pink. Who woulda thunk it that when your momma told you to keep it zipped or your knees together that she knew something that maybe ... JUST MAYBE.. the leftist Ivory Tower feminists didn't.
Every action has a consequence.
Along the same line, more from The Australian. The Pope's statement last week about women being short-changed by feminism has some support by Austrailian feminists.
An advocate of paid maternity leave, Ms [Pru] Goward said the papal document - a Letter to the Bishops of the Catholic Church on the Collaboration of Men and Women in the Church and in the World - could even help reverse the falling birthrate.Why do we need to reverse the falling birthrate? They are running out of taxpayers!
The Australian: Public shift on abortion: Abbott [August 02, 2004]