Monday, June 05, 2006

Double standards

Many people have taken issue with the "double standard" that is often observed in sexuality. Men are expected to be virile. They are expected to brag about their conquests in locker rooms and be "experienced." On the other hand, women are expected to be virgins. They are "sluts" or "bad girls" if they have sex outside of marriage.

That this sort of double standard exists is reprehensible. It was (and is) perfectly correct of the Women's movement and of many individuals to condemn the double standard. The problem is what they have done about it.

The solution to the double standard is not found in the sexual rebellion of women against God's law. It's not to encourage girls to give their bodies as indescriminately as some men do. Lowering standards for all cannot be the best way to reclaim equality.

Equality is best served when all have the same high standards. Equality is served when men are held accountable for their behaviors. Equality is restoring sex to its place as the sacred act of marriage. Respect for women will not be attained when society tells them that "everyone is doing it" and it's normal and healthy to have sex. Respect for women demands that they first respect themselves and their bodies as having a higer purpose than as the plaything of their current beau. When chastity is properly honored in both men and women, and they are both held responsible for doing what is right, then men and women will have not only a single standard but also mutual respect.


Blogger Lauren said...

Exactly! I have always thought it so backwards that "have more sex" is the solution to female equality.

I hope you get a big response to this topic.

10:28 AM  
Blogger Young Christian Woman said...

You are the first to respond to anything :)

From whence did you stumble here?

1:58 PM  
Blogger Lauren said...

You commented on my blog and so I checked out yours. My blog is mychoice-hislife.

9:49 AM  

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