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Weldon announces an inconvenient truth

When asked a couple of weeks back about Martin Amis’s comments that the sexual revolution has been a more difficult transition for women than men, Fay Weldon, that thinking feminist that keeps stepping out of line with the sisterhood for saying things that might actually be true, responded,

‘It wasn’t so much a sexual revolution as the coming of the Pill, really…Sex was suddenly something you could have without babies. Men took great advantage of that. I think with the Pill women did turn into sex objects. The whole thing was rather upsetting.”

Now, who said this?*

It is also to be feared that the man, growing used to the employment of anti-conceptive practices, may finally lose respect for the woman and, no longer caring for her physical and psychological equilibrium, may come to the point of considering her as a mere instrument of selfish enjoyment, and no longer his respected and beloved companion.

If only that hideous pillar of patriarchy would speak for the interests of women once in a while.

*Pope Paul VI, Humanae Vitae

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