In 2008, pop rocker Katy Perry scored a number one hit with the song, “I Kissed A Girl”.
Shocking as the song and video might seem to those upholding traditional mores and family values, the popularity of this song would seem to illustrate that another traditional value is going by the wayside.
The social acceptability of same-sex intimacy between girls or women is noted to by the fact that Katy Perry’s song remained the number one song on Billboard’s “Hot 100” for seven weeks. The song and video received five MTV Video Music Award nominations, and a Grammy Award nomination.
In terms of its influence on the upcoming generation, it should be noted that the song received a Teen Choice Award nomination, and a Nickelodeon Kids Choice Award nomination.
But whereas same-sex intimacy might once have been considered a declaration of sexual orientation, this is no longer the case. More voices are stating that girls and women are naturally sexually flexible, and are capable of moving between same-sex and opposite sex relationships. Popular culture is telling girls and women that having a same-sex romantic relationship now, does not preclude their having a heterosexual relationships in the future.
Whereas some might believe that encouraging sexually flexibility among girls and women is liberating, other see this as yet another attack on the traditional family.
For a more complete discussion of this issue, read the complete TwoMinuteBriefing entitled "Sexual Flexibility - Another Attack on the Traditional Family" at TwoMinuteBriefing.com.