motherjones:

“Professional wrestling matches, as bizarre as they were and are, at least began as morality plays,” Rick Santorum wrote in his 2005 book, It Takes a Family. “Good guys, literally wearing white, fought bad guys, literally wearing black.” And as in any good morality play, Santorum argued, there had been a Fall: “Today, professional wrestling is more about titillation than ever. The violence has been sexualized.”
What Santorum doesn’t bother to acknowledge, however, is how he helped make that happen.

Even if you know nothing/don’t care about professional wrestling, this article is deeply fascinating. I highly recommend you check it out.

motherjones:

“Professional wrestling matches, as bizarre as they were and are, at least began as morality plays,” Rick Santorum wrote in his 2005 book, It Takes a Family. “Good guys, literally wearing white, fought bad guys, literally wearing black.” And as in any good morality play, Santorum argued, there had been a Fall: “Today, professional wrestling is more about titillation than ever. The violence has been sexualized.”

What Santorum doesn’t bother to acknowledge, however, is how he helped make that happen.

Even if you know nothing/don’t care about professional wrestling, this article is deeply fascinating. I highly recommend you check it out.