by Wes Walker
When pushing to overthrow a taboo, the process requires old standards to be replaced with new ones. This includes a shift in where you turn for authority and credibility. Today’s trend emphasizes replacing religiously-based moral authority with various appeals to “science”.
(Science, here, is a relative term. In fact, whenever “Science” becomes a vehicle for an agenda it only has to seem “science-y” to get the desired results.)
The toppling of sexual taboos leveraged this approach.
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