From the July/August, 1999 issue of Touchstone
sex The New Sexual Revolution by Sam Torode

The New Sexual Revolution

A Return to Modesty: Discovering the Lost Virtue
by Wendy Shalit
New York, NY: The Free Press, 1999.
(291 pages; $24.00, cloth)

reviewed by Sam Torode

While a student at Williams College, Wendy Shalit detected a paradox: young women on campus were truly liberated from all patriarchal rules; they lived in a thoroughly nonsexist environment, complete with coed dorms and coed bathrooms; yet, far from flourishing, many were downright miserable. Eating disorders abounded, and the use of Prozac to combat depression was common.

Deepening the mystery, Shalit began to notice contentment in the most unlikely places: couples who observed the Jewish laws of modesty, avoidi . . .


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