"You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you odd." ~Flannery O'Connor

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

"The more things change..." department

From one of the most prominent 20th-century British philosophers:

Christianity taught that men ought to be as chaste as pagans thought honest women ought to be; the contraceptive morality teaches that women need to be as little chaste as pagans thought men need be.

—G.E.M. Anscombe, "Contraception and Chastity" (1972).
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