The New Sexual Revolution
A Return to Modesty: Discovering the Lost Virtue
by Wendy Shalit
New York, NY: The Free Press, 1999.
(291 pages; $24.00, cloth)
reviewed by Sam Torode
While a student at Williams College, Wendy Shalit detected a paradox: young women on campus were truly liberated from all patriarchal rules; they lived in a thoroughly nonsexist environment, complete with coed dorms and coed bathrooms; yet, far from flourishing, many were downright miserable. Eating disorders abounded, and the use of Prozac to combat depression was common.
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Sam Torode is a freelance writer and artist who lives in rural Wisconsin with his wife Bethany and their two young sons. A former designer of Touchstone, he and Bethany are the authors of Open Embrace: A Protestant Couple Rethinks Contraception (Eerdmans).
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