An article in today’s Capitol Times discussed the “phenomenon” of female college students who are paying for college or paying down student debt by hooking up with “sugar daddies” — wealthy men who pay for companionship and sex. The University of Wisconsin-Madison is among the national leaders in producing “sugar babies” — young adults willing to provide these services.
Without the wide availability of contraception, none of this would be possible.
All of the vaunted sexual liberation women seem to have these days — “Be in control of your own sexuality! Birth control will set you free!” — has not resulted in male-female equality, at least where sex is concerned.
Has contraception really liberated women, or is it an excuse for men to have sex with no consequences? If birth control fails, it’s the women’s problem. She’s the one who will have to have the abortion or carry the baby. Men can push the problem off and say it’s not their problem that failed. Men more likely to use women for sex, because it objectifies women and there are no consequences. This has facilitated the abuse of women by men, and women are deluded if they think they are in control of their sex lives. Women want to be respected and revered by men, not used by them as an object. Abortion and birth control have left a trail of destruction for women, harming us physically emotionally and spiritually. With contraception, there’s one person in control, the man. Which brings us back to today’s news of college students turning to the world’s oldest profession.
What does sexual freedom mean for women these days? Is there really sex with no consequences? Why do women continue to let their bodies be used in the name of choice and freedom?