The sexual revolution from the 1950s and 1970s has changed social norms concerning sex. Now, it is socially seen as the woman’s fault if she gets pregnant due to the sheer availability of the contraceptive pill and its many forms available to women.
In previous generations, before the 1960s, it was the man’s responsibility to get a woman pregnant to get married and provide a hearth and home to his wife and children. However, social norms, either rightly or wrongly, have been destroyed.
Women, particularly young women, are not educated on how the contraceptive pill works, aware of its side effects and how effective it truly is at preventing pregnancy.
If you use it ideally, the pill is 99% effective. But people aren’t perfect, and it’s easy to forget or miss pills, so in reality, the pill is about 93% effective. That means about 7 out of 100 pill users get pregnant each year.
It’s also important to be aware that for the pill to be effective, it’s got to be taken every single day at the same time, and it can take one month to be effective.
Furthermore, if a woman increases size, this can be in terms of muscle or body fat; the dosage may not be effective. The pill makes the female mind believe that she is pregnant, which can cause an increase in breast size and anxiety due to the mind believing it is pregnant.
Also, the body believing it is pregnant decreases the natural female sex drive and can cause symptoms of depression. Also, the pill, in extreme cases, can affect a young woman’s natural development.
This can nudge a woman’s sexual preferences to either being less or more attracted to their male partners; this is a slight nudge, though, at the extreme ends, it can cause women to be asexual and have no sex drive.
A woman’s sex drive is also partly driven by the mixture of hormones, such as testosterone, within their body; if a woman has low testosterone, which is not normal for the female body, that can decrease her sex drive.
In women, testosterone is produced in various locations. One-quarter of the hormone is produced in the ovary, a quarter in the adrenal gland, and one-half in the peripheral tissues from the different precursors produced in the ovaries and adrenal gland.
The Change of Social Norms
The social impact of the pill is the removal of responsibilities from fathers to take care of the unwanted children from the woman they slept with due to the pill removing social constraints surrounding fatherhood.
Also, the contraceptive pill contributed to the increase of unwanted children because women and men are sleeping with people not with whom they want to start a family but sex just for enjoyment.
There is a significant difference between the man or woman you sleep with and another one that you may marry, and I have found that this is what the sexual revolution did: it removes responsibility and social constraints from sexuality.
Added to this is the sexual mismatch between men and women, with a man having 16 to 20 times more testosterone than the average female, meaning that men, on average, are much more interested in casual sex and short-term relationships.
The average woman, in contrast, has a more interesting commitment to building a lasting relationship.
Also, with the removal of conservative social norms that help to govern and regulate male and female sexuality, we have seen a free-for-all-all where people can pursue their more natural inclinations, which is harmful to children in the long run.
In essence, the words of Thomas Sowell, ‘Much of the social history of the Western world, over the past three decades, has been a history of replacing what worked with what sounded good.’
Unwanted pregnancies and single mothers have been on the rise due to the destruction of responsibilities such as personal responsibility, community responsibility and responsibility of fathers, mothers, and the responsibility of the culture to support the institution of the family.
Family is critical because it supports all when we are having hard times, and we all need a strong support network provided through the institution of family.
Friendships can be a substitute, but in the end, once you’re in your 80s and cannot wipe your ass is doubtful friends will be there to support you in your hour of need.
Family provides a secure network for young children and older people in the most vulnerable states in this world. We started shitting and pissing ourselves, and we ended up doing the same.
This is why the author and feminist Louise Perry is an advocate for the support of family structures and that modern society has artificially extended the time we are independent and that we spend most of our lives either depending on other people for health and safety are looking after the elderly will then depend on others for their care.
Society has broken the generational contract of mutual protection and security that the institution of family provides.