The Ambiguous Legacy of The Pill

Posted By on December 3, 2014

By Jennifer Roback Morse at Mercatornet

I am in the process of writing a book which argues that the Sexual Revolution has been a rich person’s hobby horse from the beginning. The rich and powerful like the idea of separating sex from child-bearing. While this idea is sometimes wrapped up in a disguise of helping woman and the poor, the fact remains that the rich and powerful pioneered and implemented these ideas, quite often at the expense of women and the poor.

So I wondered, when I picked up a book, The Birth of the Pill: How Four Crusaders Reinvented Sex and Launched a Revolution, celebrating four key people behind the development of the Pill, whether I would have to revise my thesis.

I am sorry to say that not a single line in this book contradicts my thesis.

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