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Why we must build a new sexual morality

In 2019 I challenge young people to think through what could be called a new ethics for feminist times

The power of protest: the Million Women Rise march in London, 2018. © TINA NORRIS/SHUTTERSTOCK, PENELOPE BARRITT

I have now lived through three generations of feminism. I see it as a struggle for long-delayed justice for half of the world’s population. Oddly, that half, my half, is a target for hatred, diminishment, and self-hatred—largely for having brought into existence the whole of the world’s population. Along the way mating rituals turned us, often enough with our own unintentional complicity, into the pawns of a vast beauty and sex…

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