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By Diogenes (articles ) | Aug 09, 2006

More astonishing news from the heavy thinkers at the Rand Corporation:

Teens start having sex sooner if their preferred music has sexually degrading lyrics, a small study of young teenagers suggests.

Gosh; now who ever would have thought of that?

Fashionable liberals rail against violence on television, warning that kids will be influenced toward violence. The full-immersion media obsession with sex, however, is not generally deemed dangerous. Hard to avoid the conclusion that the media recognize violence as a bad thing, whereas extra-marital sex is-- the message comes through consistently-- a harmless form of recreation.

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  • Posted by: hUMPTY dUMPTY - Aug. 15, 2006 9:01 AM ET USA

    leo13: Safer than drag racing or glue sniffing, let alone reading comic books. AMDG

  • Posted by: - Aug. 10, 2006 10:00 AM ET USA

    "A harmless form of recretation"? What about STDs??? "Unwanted" pregnancies? Destruction of the soul?

  • Posted by: hUMPTY dUMPTY - Aug. 10, 2006 4:20 AM ET USA

    But we must remember that sex, even within marriage, is always an occasion for sin. Augustine WWJD?

  • Posted by: TheJournalist64 - Aug. 09, 2006 7:15 PM ET USA

    Is there some conflict of interest implied here? The regnant culture wants youngsters to become sexually active to increase the pool from which they may choose sex partners? Celibacy looks more and more attractive.

  • Posted by: - Aug. 09, 2006 3:39 PM ET USA

    Life imitates Art, as we know all too well. Crummy living is needed to imitate crummy art. And it does.

  • Posted by: - Aug. 09, 2006 2:42 PM ET USA

    Is Ravel's "Bolero" included in that grouping of music?

  • Posted by: Laity1 - Aug. 09, 2006 12:34 PM ET USA

    Fron Ran'd website: http://www.rand.org/news/press.06/08.07.html "The study recommends that parents set limits on what music their children can purchase and listen to and be careful not to listen to sexually degrading music when their children are around." So, after the kids go to bed, or are sent to school, it's OK for Mom and Dad to listen to sexually degrading music.

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