The word “revolution” normally implies that when the revolution is over, there will be a winning side and a losing side. James Pinkerton, in his interesting review of Maureen Dowd’s book Are Men Necessary? When Sexes Collide, in which he contrasts Miss Dowd’s book with Hugh Hefner’s Playboy philosophy, concludes that:
“(C)onsenting adult” has proven to be a synonym for “cookie,” or “cheesecake” — which Hefnerians love to graze upon, without having to stick around and stake a legal and binding claim. Women were liberated from the need to get married, but in a different way, men were liberated from the need to get married, too.
The Sexual Revolution is over . . . and it was men who won.
Mr. Pinkerton’s review is fairly long, but it’s definitely worth the time to read it.