This makes me sad. Read the article, then read the comments.
The debate is so polarized. I feel really bad for Jenny Block, author of a sexuality column, in the wolf’s den of Fox.com. Knowing she’s just trying to educate people on sexuality with what I thought were harmless and non-scandalous comparisons between people and animals drew a lot of fire.
I think about how I would speak to some of the commenters, the anger, the bile, the hyperbolic arguments, and I scratch my head about how I’d argue on the side of sex positive culture to them.
If she had written an article citing animal behavior that reflected heteronormative pair-bonding behavior in swans, do you think she’d be getting this backlash?
How do those of us in the sex-positive community bridge the gap and work towards a society where our desires and our bodies do not create and sustain shame?