The movie was, if anything, an advertisement for virginity. The Smokers, an indy production I saw years ago and recently saw sitting on the shelf of a videostore, told the story of three young women at a boarding school and what happened when they tried to be like the boys. The movie was wiser than that representative of elite enlightened opinion, the New York Times, as I wrote in this week’s column for Aleteia, Macho Girls:
A few days after I first saw it, The New York Times published an article that praised, though somewhat ambivalently, the sexually aggressive young woman whose pain the movie had exposed. “Ever since Sadie Hawkins, teenage girls have chased and flirted with boys. But now they are initiating more intimate contact, sometimes even sex, in a more aggressive manner, according to the anecdotal accounts of many counselors, psychologists, magazine editors and teenagers,” claimed the story titled “She’s Got To Be a Macho Girl.” . . .
Some of the adults quoted saw the creation of sexually expansive young women as an expression of equality, confidence, and the like, and one of the greatest fruits of feminism. They used the word “empower” a lot. People like Atoosa Rubenstein, the editor of CosmoGirl, a magazine that originated in Hell, explained that “Their mothers have told them, Go for student council, go for the team, go for that job, and that has turned from a message directed toward achievement to being something their whole lives are about. So they apply it to pursuing boys as well.”
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