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Surge Summary: “Sex Symbol” Raquel Welch — recently deceased — came to recognize later in her life the essential place of faithful marriage and family in any stable society – and spoke up about it.
by The Ruth Institute
Commenting on the death of Raquel Welch last week, Ruth Institute President Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D., said: “This model and actress of six decades came to symbolize the so-called new sexual freedom of the 1960s.”
“And yet, there was another side to Raquel Welch. In 2010, she wrote a commentary for CNN, which helped put the Sexual Revolution in perspective,” Morse said.
In her article, Welch asked: “Is marriage still a viable option? I’m ashamed to admit that I myself have been married four times. 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.”
Morse remarked: “What powerful testimony from a woman who came to represent the Sexual Revolution, but obviously had serious doubts later in life.”
Welch continued: “In stark contrast, a lack of sexual inhibitions, or as some would call it, ‘sexual freedom,’ has taken the caution and discernment out of choosing a sexual partner, which used to be the equivalent of choosing a life partner. Without commitment, the trust and loyalty between couples of childbearing age is missing, and obviously leads to incidents of infidelity. No one seems immune.”
“When I read those words, I said to myself, this lady gets it,” Morse said. “My book, The Sexual State, exposes the toxic ideologies that are tearing families apart. Like Welch, I see the family as the cornerstone of civilization and an essential institution.”
“I’m sorry that more attention wasn’t paid to this heartfelt statement from a woman who saw that what started in the Sixties wasn’t liberating at all, but a tragedy for men, women and children,” Morse remarked.
“Raquel Welch was both a symbol of the Sexual Revolution and one of its victims. I am grateful for her testimony that ‘liberation’ wasn’t all it was cracked up to be.”
The Ruth Institute’s Marriage Resource Center explains the uniqueness of marriage, the challenges it faces, and how best to preserve and protect it.
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The Ruth Institute is a global non-profit organization, leading an international interfaith coalition to defend the family and build a civilization of love.
Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse is the author of The Sexual State: How Elite Ideologies are Destroying Lives, Smart Sex: Finding Life-Long Love in a Hook Up World, and Love and Economics: It Takes a Family to Raise a Village.
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