Thursday, May 03, 2018

Ross Douthat: "The Redistribution Of Sex"

Pretty interesting, actually.


Blogger Pete Mack said...

Interesting like a car wreck, sure.

9:45 AM  
Blogger Winston Smith said...


9:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seems like an obvious end result. Sex robots/dolls, whatever are getting more and more advanced all the time. They are mainstream enough that they show up in documentaries and news stories from time to time.

The left has been variously moving to legalize and destigmatize sex work, or not, but always coming from a "don't go after then prostitute, go after the John" position, which is sort of decriminalization, at least on the supply side. Getting to something like the UK where it is indoors would be nice.

People want sex and the market is going to give it to them one way or the other. The only way there will be anything like a return to morals will be if the neovictorian left succeeds in returning to a chaperone culture, which given current trends and people continuing to live with their parents for longer and longer, seems unlikely but certainly possible.

6:38 PM  
Blogger Pete Mack said...

"The left" isn't trying to 'destigmatize' sex work. It's trying to make sex work safer, and less prone to abuse--as is already the case in Nevada. It's ridiculous to call this a leftist policy when at heart it is a libertarian policy. That libertarians and the left are often aligned on social issues is hardly news.

8:50 PM  

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