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StephenBuckley  ·  2273 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: When women wanted sex much more than men

Great read! Although the direct sexual implications are fascinating, this was the most interesting piece to me:

    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. Much like sex, the public realm of work was dirty and distasteful, hardly suitable to womens’ delicate sensibilities. Since their instincts were maternal rather than sexual, they were best suited to staying virtuously at home with the children.

Seems like the stereotypes around sex/gender are far stronger than any moral views about sex as an act! Really fascinating.





ButterflyEffect  ·  2273 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Wow, welcome back SB. Wasn't expecting that today!

StephenBuckley  ·  2261 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Haha thanks! Had a friend in real life recommend hubski to me and I waxed nostalgic and now here I am! Glad you're still here! Just before I left I unfollowed literally everyone so now I have to go around and click names and things again. It's been kinda nice- like unexpectedly meeting people when you visit your hometown.