Collateral Damage

Adam and Eve After the Pill, Revisited by Mary Eberstadt

In 2012, Mary Eberstadt wrote a book, Adam and Eve After the Pill, which challenged the triumphalist progressive narrative of the sexual revolution. The revolution had its winners—if Hugh Hefner and his playboy simulacra can be counted as such—but losers abounded: aborted babies; unwed mothers and their progeny; children of divorce; the “stars” of porn and the addicts of the same. Eberstadt returns to the topic with Adam and Eve After the Pill, Revisited. While the former book focused on the “microscopic effects of the revolution,” the new one examines the “macroscopic” effects, specifically what the revolution has done to society, politics, and the church.

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Eric Jackson is a software developer who lives with his wife and their four children in South St. Paul, Minnesota. His work has appeared in the New Oxford Review and the St. Austin Review.

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