At the risk of being too rational or whatever, there’s some evolutionary biology baked into this.

In our hunter gatherer roots, the men were responsible for going out and getting the (stuff), and the women were responsible for the equitable distribution of (stuff). From this framework, children learned individual responsibility from the dads, and group empathy from the moms.

One of the societal ramifications of the sexual revolution, in my mind, is the disenfranchisement of dads as role models. And one of the results of that, in my mind, is an overall zeitgeist shift in teaching, that we only need group empathy and don’t need individual responsibility. I think this is bad. Ultimately it’s a recipe for cultural rot.

I’m not saying undo the sexual revolution. I like the sexual revolution, and even if I didn’t, you can’t stick that cat back in the bag anyway. I do think, however, that we need to look deeply at its side effects and figure out ways to manage them.

Conscientious objector to the culture war. I think a lot. mirror: www.freakoutery.com writer at: www.opensourcedefense.org beggar at: www.patreon.com/bjcampbell

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