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By Douglas Birch and Douglas Birch,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | August 7, 2002
MOSCOW - When prosecutors here recently threatened to file pornography charges against a post-modernist novelist, the writer accused them of trying to turn Russian society into a "castrated cat." If so, they have set themselves a formidable goal. Russia seems as sexually unrestrained as any nation in the world. During the Soviet era, authorities tried to impose a prudish moral code on their comrades, outlawing sex and nudity in arts and literature. But in the end, they could no more rein in Russian libidos than they could crush the black markets.
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By Liz Atwood and The Baltimore Sun | September 19, 2012
My friends and I grew up in the shadow of the women's rights movement and the sexual revolution. When I came of age, birth control pills and abortion were legal and people my age believed women should have the same opportunities as men. So how strange it is to hear my old college friends talk about raising their daughters. These men and women, now in their 50s, take a critical eye to the boys who come calling at their door. They worry about their girls listening to provocative songs and wearing revealing clothes.
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By Orlando Sentinel | January 5, 1991
ATLANTA -- The sexual revolution, thought dead in the age of AIDS, is apparently alive and thriving among a new generation of teen-age girls.While the fear of AIDS has led to a decline in promiscuity among women over age 20, a study released yesterday found that more girls than ever before are having premarital sex in their mid- to late teens."
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By Cal Thomas | August 18, 2012
When women complain about men who can't commit, they can thank -- or blame -- two people: Playboy magazine publisher Hugh Hefner and the former editor of Cosmopolitan magazine, Helen Gurley Brown, who died this week at age 90. Ms. Brown was the flip side of Mr. Hefner, offering women permission, even encouragement, to embrace a female version of Mr. Hefner's freewheeling "Playboy philosophy" of unrestrained sexual pleasure. Ms. Brown and Mr. Hefner offered one-way tickets to fantasyland, a journey supposedly without cost to a destination seemingly without consequences.
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December 13, 2008
BETTIE PAGE, 85 Pinup girl helped set stage for sexual revolution Bettie Page, a legendary pinup girl whose photographs in the nude, in bondage and in naughty-but-nice poses appeared in men's magazines and private stashes across America in the 1950s and set the stage for the sexual revolution of the 1960s, died Thursday in Los Angeles. Ms. Page, whose popularity underwent a cult-like revival in the last 20 years, had been hospitalized for three weeks with pneumonia and was about to be released Dec. 2 when she suffered a heart attack and lapsed into a coma.
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By Liz Atwood and The Baltimore Sun | September 19, 2012
My friends and I grew up in the shadow of the women's rights movement and the sexual revolution. When I came of age, birth control pills and abortion were legal and people my age believed women should have the same opportunities as men. So how strange it is to hear my old college friends talk about raising their daughters. These men and women, now in their 50s, take a critical eye to the boys who come calling at their door. They worry about their girls listening to provocative songs and wearing revealing clothes.
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By MICHAEL OLLOVE and MICHAEL OLLOVE,SUN STAFF | January 8, 1998
WASHINGTON -- Expect to see no Playboy Bunnies this weekend during Playboy magazine's Sex Tour of Washington. The only nudity you might glimpse is the occasional naked statue outside the tour bus windows. Even at that, you'll have veered off the itinerary.Frankly, this is a tour for the people who read Playboy for the articles. Flesh is out. Edifice is in.Sex tour? Anti-sex tour is more like it. Playboy is coming to Washington not to celebrate the libido of the place, but to vilify it as an eternal barrier to the nation's unfettered enjoyment of sex.In what Playboy considers our century-long sexual revolution, Washington's recurrent role has been to tell us to eat cake.
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May 25, 2011
The reported highlights of the John Jay University study of the causes and context of sexual abuse of minors by Catholic clergy, which were also emphasized in Archbishop Edwin O'Brien's op-ed ( "We can't let it happen again," May 22), are that the general sexual climate of the 1960s and 1970s was to blame and not homosexuality among priests or the requirement of celibacy. It is hardly surprising that this study reflects the institutional interests of its sponsor, much as drug trials and partisan and special interest polling reflect the interests of their sponsors.
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By Cal Thomas | August 18, 2012
When women complain about men who can't commit, they can thank -- or blame -- two people: Playboy magazine publisher Hugh Hefner and the former editor of Cosmopolitan magazine, Helen Gurley Brown, who died this week at age 90. Ms. Brown was the flip side of Mr. Hefner, offering women permission, even encouragement, to embrace a female version of Mr. Hefner's freewheeling "Playboy philosophy" of unrestrained sexual pleasure. Ms. Brown and Mr. Hefner offered one-way tickets to fantasyland, a journey supposedly without cost to a destination seemingly without consequences.
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By Steve Chapman | July 1, 2003
CHICAGO - Life is full of zero-sum games, where one person can't win unless another loses. If I get the last piece of pie, you don't. This is what makes governing so much a matter of choosing among painful tradeoffs. If a new highway is built over here, for the good or ill of Group A, it can't be built over there, for the good or ill of Group B. So the decision may pit the two groups in a fierce fight for their mutually exclusive interests. The battle over gay marriage is as bitter as you would expect in a zero-sum game between two groups with incompatible desires.
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May 25, 2011
The reported highlights of the John Jay University study of the causes and context of sexual abuse of minors by Catholic clergy, which were also emphasized in Archbishop Edwin O'Brien's op-ed ( "We can't let it happen again," May 22), are that the general sexual climate of the 1960s and 1970s was to blame and not homosexuality among priests or the requirement of celibacy. It is hardly surprising that this study reflects the institutional interests of its sponsor, much as drug trials and partisan and special interest polling reflect the interests of their sponsors.
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December 13, 2008
BETTIE PAGE, 85 Pinup girl helped set stage for sexual revolution Bettie Page, a legendary pinup girl whose photographs in the nude, in bondage and in naughty-but-nice poses appeared in men's magazines and private stashes across America in the 1950s and set the stage for the sexual revolution of the 1960s, died Thursday in Los Angeles. Ms. Page, whose popularity underwent a cult-like revival in the last 20 years, had been hospitalized for three weeks with pneumonia and was about to be released Dec. 2 when she suffered a heart attack and lapsed into a coma.
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By ELLEN GOODMAN | February 27, 2006
BOSTON -- Some years ago, Rolling Stone magazine published a survey on the attitudes of baby boomer parents. The gist of it was that the people who had gone through the sexual revolution did everything, regretted nothing, and wanted their children to do none of it. This didn't surprise me. Nothing changes your perspective as much as becoming a parent, and the first order of child-raising is protection. I remember Hillary Rodham Clinton's wry sexual advice back when she was first lady and the mother of a teenager: "My theory is don't do it before you're 21, and then don't tell me about it."
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By Steve Chapman | July 1, 2003
CHICAGO - Life is full of zero-sum games, where one person can't win unless another loses. If I get the last piece of pie, you don't. This is what makes governing so much a matter of choosing among painful tradeoffs. If a new highway is built over here, for the good or ill of Group A, it can't be built over there, for the good or ill of Group B. So the decision may pit the two groups in a fierce fight for their mutually exclusive interests. The battle over gay marriage is as bitter as you would expect in a zero-sum game between two groups with incompatible desires.
NEWS
By Douglas Birch and Douglas Birch,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | August 7, 2002
MOSCOW - When prosecutors here recently threatened to file pornography charges against a post-modernist novelist, the writer accused them of trying to turn Russian society into a "castrated cat." If so, they have set themselves a formidable goal. Russia seems as sexually unrestrained as any nation in the world. During the Soviet era, authorities tried to impose a prudish moral code on their comrades, outlawing sex and nudity in arts and literature. But in the end, they could no more rein in Russian libidos than they could crush the black markets.
FEATURES
By MICHAEL OLLOVE and MICHAEL OLLOVE,SUN STAFF | January 8, 1998
WASHINGTON -- Expect to see no Playboy Bunnies this weekend during Playboy magazine's Sex Tour of Washington. The only nudity you might glimpse is the occasional naked statue outside the tour bus windows. Even at that, you'll have veered off the itinerary.Frankly, this is a tour for the people who read Playboy for the articles. Flesh is out. Edifice is in.Sex tour? Anti-sex tour is more like it. Playboy is coming to Washington not to celebrate the libido of the place, but to vilify it as an eternal barrier to the nation's unfettered enjoyment of sex.In what Playboy considers our century-long sexual revolution, Washington's recurrent role has been to tell us to eat cake.
NEWS
By ELLEN GOODMAN | February 27, 2006
BOSTON -- Some years ago, Rolling Stone magazine published a survey on the attitudes of baby boomer parents. The gist of it was that the people who had gone through the sexual revolution did everything, regretted nothing, and wanted their children to do none of it. This didn't surprise me. Nothing changes your perspective as much as becoming a parent, and the first order of child-raising is protection. I remember Hillary Rodham Clinton's wry sexual advice back when she was first lady and the mother of a teenager: "My theory is don't do it before you're 21, and then don't tell me about it."
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By Frank DeCaro | June 23, 1995
MY GRAMMAR-SCHOOL girlfriend has a girlfriend who used to have a boyfriend. Two of my girl friends have boyfriends whose last girlfriends were actually boyfriends. One of my girl friends' boyfriend still has a boyfriend. I don't have a boyfriend, but I did have an affair with a boy friend who now has a wife. Of this whole group, though, I'm the only gay one.Try wrapping your brain around that.It's a doozy for those of us who grew up in a polarized world where you were either straight, which was good, or you were gay, which was better or worse, depending on your point of view and how much you valued the ability to accessorize on a budget.
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By Jean McGarry and Jean McGarry,special to the sun | June 8, 1997
Even though I was in -- or at least alive during -- the sexua revolution, I missed the battles, overlooked the grand strategy, never picked a side, and am not sure to this day what replaced what, and whether it was an improvement. And it wasn't because I had taken the veil or was working in Siberia. Not long after the Summer of Love, 1967, I was a student in Cambridge, Mass., as eager as anyone to be liberated from male domination, religious cant and political apathy. But, even with 30 years' distance and the advantage of the rear view mirror (in which objects may appear larger than they appear)
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By Frank DeCaro | June 23, 1995
MY GRAMMAR-SCHOOL girlfriend has a girlfriend who used to have a boyfriend. Two of my girl friends have boyfriends whose last girlfriends were actually boyfriends. One of my girl friends' boyfriend still has a boyfriend. I don't have a boyfriend, but I did have an affair with a boy friend who now has a wife. Of this whole group, though, I'm the only gay one.Try wrapping your brain around that.It's a doozy for those of us who grew up in a polarized world where you were either straight, which was good, or you were gay, which was better or worse, depending on your point of view and how much you valued the ability to accessorize on a budget.
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