By Carrie Gress
It has been 50 years. That’s how long ago the Sexual Revolution took the West by storm. This year brought another revolution: the #MeToo movement, which exposed some ugly facts. Sexual assault and harassment are far more widespread than we’d admitted. But are these two realities unconnected? Or did the first storm lead to the second?
To learn more, I went to a conference. The Catholic Women’s Forum co-hosted “The #MeToo Moment: Second Thoughts on the Sexual Revolution.” (Other sponsors: the Ethics and Public Center and the Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Culture.) The event brought together medical, psychological and legal experts. They unpacked just how profoundly the Sexual Revolution had changed life.