Tuesday, November 27, 2007

'Modest Proposals' in action

As promised, here are video highlights of "Modest Proposals," the "chastity all-stars" panel organized by myself and New Atlantis editor Mary Rose Rybak at the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington, D.C., November 13, co-sponsored by my employer, the Cardinal Newman Society and the Clare Booth Luce Policy Institute.

Unhooked author Laura Sessions Stepp details her research into the campus casual-sex culture:

UCLA psychiatrist and Clare Booth Luce Policy Institute fellow Dr. Miriam Grossman, author of Unprotected, describes how sex education in America encourages promiscuity among unmarried students while failing to inform them of the physical and psychological damage that it can cause:

Wendy Shalit talks about how sex-ed "experts" and college professors encourage youths to disconnect themselves emotionally from their sexual activities:

Cassy DeBenedetto of Princeton's Anscombe Society relates her college's response to her group's suggestion it respect chastity in its freshman-orientation program:

I wrap up the panel, encapsulating the observations of previous speakers and adding some of my own:

The complete video of "Modest Proposals will soon be available on the Ethics and Public Policy Center's Web site. Cassy has posted her own "modest proposals" that she delivered at the event on the Modestly Yours blog.

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