Perhaps you are familiar with the magazine Teen Vogue—the edition of the fashion magazine targeting 12 and 13-year-old girls.
Now, this doesn’t sound possible, but it is: Teen Vogue has published an article advocating prostitution—advocating “sex work”—to young teen girls.
The title of the piece speaks for itself: “Why Sex Work is Real Work.” The author argues such work can be, “affirming for many people who need human connection, friendship, and emotional support.”
This is unimaginable: When you consider the fact that these young girls are among the key targets of sex traffickers—and the numbers of sex trafficking crimes are skyrocketing—we’re watching more than a moral revolution.
This is an explosion. This is a moral bomb going off.
Sometimes today, parents don’t know something because they don’t want to know.
That’s not an option; not for parents who care about their childrenRead More »
Well, we just found out that student debt is at an all-time high. It’s just a whisker below 1.6 trillion dollars. Yes, trillion, with a “t.”
But it’s all worth it, right? Our young people need education. Not. So. Fast.
A new study shows the average freshly-minted college grad makes almost $11,000 less annually than he or she expected—and it’s true over a wide range of majors.
What gave these young people such unrealistic expectations? One factor is easy to recognize: Our serial exaggeration of the benefits expected from a degree.
Making it worse: Tuition has soared—faster than almost any other expense category in our economy. Recruiters and marketers have in turn hyped the value of their institutions and their degrees.
It’s time to scrap the myth that all young people should go to college, and that every school and every major is worth the price.
The debt load is simply crippling.Read More »
The collapse of the family stands at the heart of America’s most pressing, painful problems—addiction and suicide, economic inequality, educational under-performance, and even homelessness.
Recent statistics show that majorities of millennials who produce children, do so outside of marriage. A University of Michigan study indicates that an amazing 20% of young adults report no contact—none!—with their birth fathers.
In response to the crisis, the left emphasizes redistribution of wealth or more generous welfare programs.
On the right, we stress the need for religious revival to strengthen family life, despite the prevalence of divorce and out-of-wedlock birth even among the fervently faithful. We need fresh efforts to change values and culture from leaders in government, media, business, religion and education, mobilized under a two-word slogan: “Family First!”Read More »