People in today's culture increasingly view children if not as burdens, then as consumer products. We pay other women to carry our babies; we pay doctors to create and freeze them; we obsess over the “right or wrong time” to have them. Billie Eilish's young fame seems to be a perfect example of what can happen if parents do this.
From the beginning, the sexual revolution has promised women that aggressively flaunting skin and sexuality was empowerment and that divorcing sex from marriage and procreation would be a means to freedom. In reality, it was men who got what they wanted: sexual pleasure without the burden of commitment or requirement of chivalry. For a brief moment a few years ago, it was almost as if that lie had been exposed. More and more women bravely came forward revealing how they’d been treated horrifically as “sexual objects” and such. But if Sunday’s performance is any indication, we have not learned our lesson.
In her new Netflix documentary Miss Americana, pop star Taylor Swift is seen passionately decided that she wants to speak out on political issues. In a conversation with several people on her team, including her parents, Swift is seen saying that she is distraught over Republican Tennessee candidate Marsha Blackburn's campaign labeling "anti-LGBT" rhetoric as "Tennessee Christian values."