I found a new group on Facebook the other day. It is called Fight the New Drug. It is an anti-pornography group. I support the movement. Pornography and everything that goes with it is causes so much strife.
More and more people are starting to speak out against pornography and masturbation and how it breaks and destroys true love. And this is good.
But it misses the point. Porn and all that go with it is just one way we are violating the dignity of the human person. But it is an offshoot of a more insidious problem.
We live in a porn culture because we live in a culture that divorces human sexuality from love and human sexuality for procreation. We live in a culture that willingly accepts contraception as normal and then we are scandalized when depraved sexuality becomes the norm.
Contraception makes it easy for men to objectify women because women are letting them. When women take birth control they make it easy to divorce sex from love. They turn love into lust. They take bodies designed with a purpose and poison them so that they can be willfully objectified.
And then we become outraged by pornography. How on Earth does that make sense?
If we truly want to fight the objectification of women:
> We wouldn’t be fighting against pornography,
> We wouldn’t be fighting against the impossible standards set by magazines.
> We wouldn’t support causes like Dove’s Campaign for Real Beauty.
> We would fight the objectification at the source. We would fight contraception.
> We would fight willfully breaking a women’s body.
> We would fight the increased risk of stroke, cancer and blood clots.
We would fight for women to raise their standards and learn their dignity.
We would hold men accountable and raise expectations.
We would fight to celebrate the true beauty of being a woman.
“Do not be afraid. Do not be satisfied with mediocrity. Put out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch.”
“Thank you, every woman, for the simple fact of being a woman! Through the insight which is so much a part of your womanhood you enrich the world’s understanding and help to make human relations more honest and authentic.”