There Was No Sexual Revolution

Ross Douthat has a column up about Rethinking The Sexual Revolution. There is only one problem with his thesis. There was no Sexual Revolution. We did have loose women and Dionysian Parties. But Revolution? I don't think so.

The Sexual Revolution of the 1920s was about Demographics. The Sexual Revolution of the 1960s was about Demographics. No amount of "culture" is going to change Demographic forces. It is surprising that a person supposedly as well educated as Mr. Douthat is entirely ignorant of the role of Demographics in male/female relations.

Here is a nice www site:


Besides physics and politics this one also deals with sex:

A thermodynamic explanation of politics

And a nice book:

Anatomy of Love: A Natural History of Mating, Marriage, and Why We Stray

And another one:

Living with Our Genes

To get your education started.

There was no "sexual revolution" there is population dynamics biology. But humans LOVE MEANING even where there is none. Or a different one. There is so much we "know" that ain't so.

H/T Instapndit

Cross Posted at Power and Control

posted by Simon on 03.08.11 at 06:52 PM


There are also generational cycles. Kids try to be wiser than their parents who thought they were being wiser than their parents. It's hugely complicated, and it can go in totally different directions depending on the individual family. There may be overall societal "trends," but applying these to individuals is problematic. That does not stop commentators, politicians, and insurance actuaries from doing it, though.

Eric Scheie   ·  March 9, 2011 9:35 AM

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