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Consider the abandonment of modesty, self-respect, dignity, and common decency by women over the last forty years, beginning with the Cry Baby Boom elitists’ pretentious blather about women’s so-called “liberation”. Look at the cheap trashy public conduct of the female victims of this scam — the bizarre self-mutilation, the foul language, the street walker clothing now glamorized by the popular media, and the evident willingness to put out and shack up — and it can hardly come as a surprise that so many men consider women little more than furniture undeserving of either respect or long-term commitment. Once the transient pleasure du jour of this piece or that piece has come and gone, it is time to go furniture shopping again. Women, having let down their guard, have learned to their sorrow that the ever popular furniture store is open 24/7, bulging with merchandise at discount prices.
As Ms. Torrance notes, women have far more at stake than men. For that reason, they hold the key to solving this problem. Women are naturally heroic and for good reason: They are the guardians of the gates of a society’s morality. Men have always and will always be guided by little more than “whatever the traffic will bear.” Women, like it or not, are the traffic cops precisely because they have both more to gain and more to lose. At some point, the light will dawn and enough women will finally figure it out, viz: “Well, DUH!”
At that point, we will begin to see a return to the value society once put upon self-respect, dignity, self-control, modesty, common decency and, yes, even virginity. Once a critical mass of women come to realize that virginity and purity are the most precious gifts that can be brought to marriage, perhaps they will begin to teach their daughters how to achieve the happiness that has eluded them by role modeling the behavior of their grandmothers or maybe even their great grandmothers. Once those daughters learn the full extent of their true powers — the power, for instance, to demolish the frail male ego with a wordless glance of contempt should that male be so stupid as to utter a four-letter word within her hearing — boys and men will again learn that respect is the pre-requisite to both pleasure and love. At that point, boys will come to learn the value of courtship and self control during which they are to prove themselves worthy to their intended and to the family of their intended. And in the process, boys will learn how to become men of honor and responsible fathers — not adolescently fixated sperm donors who grow old but never grow up, who know pleasure but not love.
Until women take up the difficult task of resuming their role as teachers of an essential moral code and as morality traffic cops with formidable powers of enforcement, they will continue to harvest the contempt, shame and abandonment they have reaped in such abundance over the last forty years.
Desperation is not the answer. Dignity is.p>Lasting love and hand-holding by married couples in public should not be the exclusive province of geezers. Our children and grandchildren deserve better. br> — Thomas E. Stuart br> Kapa’au, Hawaii br> /p>
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