The following is a sub-chapter about "the age of hypersexualization" from the new book "THE NEW SOFT WAR ON WOMEN: How the Myth of Female Ascendance Is Hurting Women, Men -- and Our Economy" by Caryl Rivers and Rosalind C. Barnett, Ph.D (first featured on EMandLO.com). It's the perfect holiday gift for anyone who says we live in a post-feminist world or that "the end of men" is upon us!
PORN & ROMANCE: AN ODD COUPLE?
Some future media historian may refer to the present era as the "age of hypersexuality." Never before have there been so many images of women in sexual poses that are demeaning, violent and subservient.
A continuing extreme sexualization of women and girls dominates the media and the culture. As cultural critic Gail Dines notes, "Something has shifted so profoundly in our society that the idealized pop culture image of women in today's pornified world is no longer a Stepford Wife but rather a plasticized, scripted, hyper-sexualized, surgically enhanced youngRead More »from Porn & Romance: An Odd Couple?