Heather MacDonald, the New York Times best-selling author and contributing editor at the City Journal, joined Glenn on Monday’s episode of “The Glenn Beck Radio Program” to weigh in on the sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and to illustrate how today's #MeToo era is the direct result of the sexual revolution in the 1960s.
In reference to an article MacDonald wrote for the City Journal called "Feminist Narcissism," Glenn asked MacDonald to elaborate on her assertion that the sexual revolution in the 1960s, a feminist-driven movement, led to the "sexual free-for-all environment" on college campuses, an environment that is far more harmful to women than it is liberating.
"Sexual liberation was based on a complete lie, which is that the male and female libido are identical," MacDonald said. "That we could strip away the traditional methods that civilization has developed to tame and civilize the male libido ... that we say those notions are oppressive, patriarchal, sexist, and that women and men could meet mano a mano on the sexual battlefield and everything would be great. It turns out that's not the case."
MacDonald went on to explain that our current "drunken hook-up culture" frees the male libido to act "boorishly," while young females resort to getting drunk in order to reduce their sexual inhibitions and "catch up" with the perceived expectations our sexually liberated culture.
"Now you have this bizarre situation on college campuses where ... the students who 30 to 40 years ago said to the adults 'get out of our bedrooms, no more oversight from the college administrators' ... Now you have students asking the adult administrators to write rules for sex ... affirmative consent rules," MacDonald said.
She added that these results all stem from the fact that the innate difference between the sexes was denied by feminists during the sexual revolution.
"Feminists are not willing to say [the] sexual revolution was a mistake. They want to preserve the prerogative of maximum promiscuity for girls," she said. "We are reaping what we sowed in the 1960s."
Watch the video clip above to catch more of the conversation.
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