May 13, 2010
On Marriage: "I'm ashamed to admit that I myself have been married four times," she writes, "and yet I still feel that it is the cornerstone of civilization, an essential institution that stabilizes society, provides a sanctuary for children, and saves us from anarchy."
On Oral Contraception: Choosing a sexual partner "used to be the equivalent of choosing a life partner." The growing proliferation of birth control methods has ... led to a sea change in moral values. And a significant and enduring effect on women was the idea they could have sex without any consequences meaning fewer today see marriage as a viable option. Seriously, folks, if an aging sex symbol like me starts waving the red flag of caution over how low moral standards have plummeted, you know it's gotta be pretty bad. In fact, it's precisely because of the sexy image I've had that it's important for me to speak up and say: Come on girls! Time to pull up our socks! We're capable of so much better."