Friday, August 11, 2006

Boomers’ Reaction To Study On Teens And Sexy Lyrics: ‘No S’

BURLINGTON, Vt. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – A new study linking early sexual conduct with sexually explicit lyrics is being met by most Baby Boomers with the reaction: “No s.”

That’s according to Frederick S. Lane, author of a new book The Decency Wars: The Campaign To Cleanse American Culture (Prometheus Books), which details the various attempts of Americans – usually religious fundamentalists – to use government to control the country’s standards of decency and morality.

Lane says the rise of the internet has made it so that very little is shocking to most Americans anymore.

In Lane’s words: “I’m the father of two teens and I remember what listening to music was like in my time – I think most Americans do, and they don’t blame the lyrics, per se.”

He adds: “It’s just that they understand the two go hand in hand.

Lane is quick to point out, however, that: “Kids are becoming much more savvy and less naive online, too. So while they may listen to explicit music, it’s harder to fool them and prey on them online.”

And, as Lane puts it: “That’s gotta be a good result.”

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