Relationships in a World of Individualism

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    The rWorld is about more than Dale Kuehne's book Sex and the iWorld.
    The rWorld is a New England based, non-profit (in formation), that is composed of a growing number of people and organizations from many faith and ideological backgrounds worldwide. We believe that much of the fulfillment for which women and men are looking can be found by enhancing the quality of our relationships. While the individual freedom we enjoy in the West is a gift, the love and intimacy for which humans yearn will not be found in self-serving materialism or hedonism, but in a variety of healthy relationships.

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  • Dale Kuehne

    Sex & the iWorld

    Professor of Politics and The Richard L. Bready Chair for Ethics, Economics, and the Common Good at Saint Anselm College, Manchester, NH.

    In this blog I'm highlighting signposts of the world in which we presently reside as a means of helping promote a civil, and meaningful dialogue about what kind of world in which we wish to live. I am particularly interested in exploring how might we reconcile the individual good and the common good, and where reconciliation isn’t possible, which should take precedence and why.

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Growing Up?

Posted by Dale Kuehne on May 18, 2010

If strippers are doing school fundraisers, do risque dance videoes involving 8 and 9 year old girls surprise?

We live in the age of consent.


One Response to “Growing Up?”

  1. Lauren Fithian said

    Not sure what you mean by the “age of consent” since not one of those little girls could possibly have the mental capacity to consent to acting in a way that was demeaning to them. The parents don’t get it apparently: they did consent to allow their daughters to participate in an activity that symbolizes “woman as sex object.” I wonder if those parents are also encouraging their daughters to become doctors, athletes, ministers, scientists, teachers, politicians, president of the United States etc….

    On the other hand–dancing is good. And they were , in fact, wearing outfits that looked like swim suits. I find the cheerleaders and dance teams at NBA and NFL events to be far more demeaning to women.

    The video reminds of Little Miss sunshine–a fantastic movie–and somewhat on point.

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