In light of our culture's strange conception that men desire sex far more than women, we seem to have forgotten that that definitely was not the case in the past. Alternet has a wonderful read "When Women Wanted Sex Much More Than Men" discussing the progression of how society has treated the sexuality of women throughout history, citing Greek myths as well as various philosophers to the rise of evangelical Protestantism.
Womens' supposed greater sex drive was an argument for their inferiority, but once the assumption became reversed, no one argued that mens' lustfulness was a sign of a fundamental irrationality that should preclude them from business and politics. Rather than a handicap, a large sexual appetite was positive once it came to be seen as a characteristic of men. Women, being passionless, supposedly lacked the drive and ambition to succeed.
The piece goes on to comment on the modern "passionless woman," portrayed as the smarter, level-headed housewives of the stereotypical man-child. Check it out and then maybe put a couple hours in today towards the cause of re-ushering an era embracing outright female sexuality. That's right, FEAR OUR SEX.
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