Sunday, December 04, 2005

Female Chauvinist Pigs - Ariel Levy on 'raunch culture'

Young women are expressing their sexuality more overtly, and outrageously, than ever. But in her hotly debated new book, US feminist author Ariel Levy argues that this is not liberation, it's a betrayal. She takes us on an eye-opening tour of 'raunch culture'

Read the complette article at The Independent (UK).

If that link fails, the article is archived here. [WARNING: Mature language and descriptions of sexual situations.]

If we are going to reach the culture, we have to know the culture. Consider for a moment what the liberating power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ has to say to this culture, which seems only to find "liberation" in self degradation and depravity.
17So I tell you this, and insist on it in the Lord, that you must no longer live as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their thinking. 18They are darkened in their understanding and separated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them due to the hardening of their hearts. 19Having lost all sensitivity, they have given themselves over to sensuality so as to indulge in every kind of impurity, with a continual lust for more.

20You, however, did not come to know Christ that way. 21Surely you heard of him and were taught in him in accordance with the truth that is in Jesus. 22You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; 23to be made new in the attitude of your minds; 24and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness" (Ephesians 4:17-24).