I came across an article on female libido a little while ago and reading it suddenly dawned a whole new concept to me, even though it’s something that should have struck me before. The claim is that female libido is not as high as that of males. Some further claim that libido for women is so low or even non-existent that they are not troubled by any sexual feeling of any kind. The popular (and might I add, accepted) idea held by nearly everyone is that men are the carnal creatures who can’t easily control their sexual appetite and that this is just innate biology specific for males everywhere. Right? But women – women aren’t particularly sexual and yet despite this "assurance", cultures all around the world take so many precautions to make sure that female libido is controlled. For example, female genital cutting, heat-to-toe chadors, chastity belts, breast ironing and general scorning and degradation of females who step outside the line.
We live in a sad, sad world.
To quote Christopher Ryan and Cacilda Jethá: "Why the electrified high-security razor-wire fence to contain a kitty-cat?"
***Note: I have no issues with women who choose freely to do any of the three things mentioned above. I do have a problem with women who weren’t given a choice.