|Men ogling women - 1960's commercial (You Tube)|
|Victoria's Secret "Perfect Body" ad|
|Critics fight back - from dearkates.com|
|This is sexual harassment? So says ihollaback.org.|
Some who've read an earlier version of this essay have had a negative reaction to the word "communism." It's not meant here as a pejorative but rather as a way to summarize and illustrate the attitude of absolute equality that is beginning to emerge, and be required for, all elements of our society.
Speaking personally, I don’t necessarily knock it—certainly, I don’t knock all of it. The science fiction novel I’m working on now contains such diversity and acknowledges some of the trends of which I just spoke. Some of these developments do advance social justice, and that’s a good thing. Others—particularly the shaming of some of the men shown in the Hollaback.org video—trouble me. But right, wrong, or indifferent, I believe these trends will continue and that the logical conclusion of these arguments, which are succeeding, will lead us to the future I’ve described. We are already well down the road.
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