Let’s take a look at how little privacy is accorded to the most private matter of all – an individual’s sexuality.
Reading a tabloid newspaper isn’t necessary to find examples of speculation about who’s doing it with whom and how often, a glance back at history is sufficient. For example, the introduction of the contraceptive pill in the 1960s provided an occasion for making the issue of contraception everybody’s business. Similarly heated discussions concerning other, more recent ‘attacks on public morals’ might follow: http://en.muvs.org/topic/what-we-can-learn-from-the-pill/.
When, on the other hand, personal decisions affect the society at large, such discussion is desirable: the two writers Levitt and Dubner discovered that the crime rate dropped after abortion was legalised. This happened because unwanted children are more likely to turn to a life of crime. This bit of common sense can be read in their: http://en.muvs.org/topic/unwanted-children-tend-to-go-bad/
Visit the Museum for Contraception and Abortion (MUVS), Mariahilfer Gürtel 37, 1150 Vienna, open Wednesday to Sunday, 2 to 6 p.m., or visit our website on http://en.muvs.org/ and our facebooksite http://www.facebook.com/eMUVS.