Much writing and reaction has been done on and made to the Lena Dunham “First Time” video, an official Barack Obama campaign ad.
1 November 2012 –
Today, Benjamin Shapiro – 28-years-old American political commentator, radio talk show host, attorney, and media consultant – wrote a piece for Frontpage Magazine titled “Have Sex With Barack Obama.” In this piece, Shapiro makes several interesting observations:
“If we’re not getting married at the same rate as our grandparents, that’s our parents’ fault. Back in 1960, 72 percent of all adults were married; by 2010, it was down to 51 percent. Overall, 6.8 out of every 1,000 members of the US population get married each year. In 1960, that number was 8.5. That’s a substantial decline – but that number really began to decline steadily in approximately 1970. Our parents thought marriage was taboo; they celebrated sexual profligacy. That’s why so many more middle-aged women seem to care about abortion than younger women. Polls show that 59 percent of people aged 18-34 want serious restrictions on abortion; 58 percent of those aged 35-54 say they don’t want serious restrictions. In other words, older people are more concerned with sex, abortion, and the rest of the Democratic social agenda than young people.
“The truth is that Lena Dunham isn’t speaking to people of my generation. She’s speaking to post-menopausal women who spent their youths annoyed that they didn’t go to Woodstock, then got married, divorced, and married again – and now vote liberal to maintain a ghostly connection with the good old days they have otherwise severed in their conspicuous consumption. There are few young adults seriously concerned about the availability of condoms. Kids in college know that free condoms are just a dorm resident advisor away. These scare tactics simply don’t work.”