Does sex need to be regulated? Yes. I think society and government should regulate marriage, contraception, abortion, prostitution, etc. The problem is that men in power tend to regulate women and behave like dicks. I think regulation of sex is important, but it’s only fair if women also get to decide. We need many more women in power. When power and sexuality are imbalanced, people get fucked.
Free love gives you AIDS, diseases and destroys families. There is of course a time and a place, and a natural inclination. It can be controlled and the lifestyle can be managed, basically with sensible contraception and education. Generally, however, marriage is a good institution which serves a great social need. I believe in fair love. People should be free, but the institution of marriage generally improves quality of life. It nurtures and protects women and children, as well as men. That’s why everyone should be able to marry a person they love, including gay people. It makes life a lot less chaotic for everybody.
This is, of course, rich coming from me, or any man really. Sexual regulations generally fall upon women. ‘Boys will be boys you know’, even when this extends to harassment, abuse, exploitation and even casual rape. Sexual regulations need to apply equally to boys, but boys are not in any hurry to pass such laws. I think the best solution is to put more women in power.
Women In Power
I am blessed to have some powerful and brilliant women in my life. From my mother to my editor at the Sunday Leader. There are successful women running businesses, families, and empires. Not to mention the housemaids and brave migrant workers who keep our economy afloat. Women are entirely capable of managing power and regulating their own sexuality for the public good.
By this I mean that issues like abortion, marriage, divorce, contraception and general ‘family values’ should be regulated by the government. I agree with that ‘conservative’ value. I just think we need to be fair in implementing it. You can’t have regulation without representation, and women are being shafted. We need a lot more women in power. That’s the only way it’s fair.
There is more on this subject from Halik.