Successive sexual revolutions, from 20th century ‘free love’ to 21st century same-sex marriage, have marked the evolution of public morality. There has been a shift in values and prohibitions. Sex has become simpler, promiscuity more prevalent. What seemed too bold for earlier generations is often acceptable by today’s standards – except in aspects of personal behavior.
In the public arena, we are witnessing the unintended consequences of this evolution, in politics and show business, the media and the law. Allegations of sexual misbehavior – child abuse and the Harvey Weinstein scandal – are testing the limits of tolerance, justice and gender relations. Where can we turn for guidance in recalibrating our moral values?
Vladimir Rerikh, journalist, producer, Germany-Kazakhstan
Elaine M. Conkievich, UN-Women Representative to Kazakhstan, USA
Ksenia Sobchak, politician, TV anchor, journalist, public figure, Russia
Evgeny Afineevsky, producer, film director, “Oscar-2016” nominee, USA
Mary Ann Sieghart, journalist, broadcaster, writer, Chair of the Social Market Foundation think tank, UK
Santosh Shah, President of Today’s Youth Asia, Anchor & Producer for Power Talks, Nepal
Sophia Hage, co-founder and Campaign Director of Lentera Sintas Indonesia, board member of the South East Asia Leadership Academy Network, Indonesia