Sexual desire is not valued because it is not necessary for a woman to have desire in order to participate in partnered sexual activity. And if sex can occur without desire, the thought that follows is that lack of desire must not be a serious problem.
A new report published the Phnom Penh Post paints a picture of women as rights-less creatures who lack standing before the law and resources of their own. So it makes it easy to see how the exploitation and trafficking of women and girls could continue to exist today.
I'm a 23-year-old working in corporate America and I'm expected to look clean-cut, professional and sophisticated each day. Executives aren't going to take me seriously if I'm wearing a suit but have alfalfa sprouting from my scalp.
I'm all for female empowerment, but I do NOT think this video accomplishes it (as for dramatizing sexism to sell shampoo, I can't even). It didn't leave me feeling empowered and inspired; it left me feeling like I needed a shower.
Why is it that women and girls around the world so often lack the opportunity to be seen and heard? What is it about being born a girl that instantly places you in a category of second class citizenship? Who has the power to lift this unfair marginalization of women and girls?
Sex. One of the greatest motivational forces in life. Our sexual impulses control so much of what we do, how we act, and the choices we make. But if not properly harnessed, they can lead to great destruction.
Perhaps Peter Heck is not simply an ultraconservative rural voice, but an indication of the veiled, and even subconscious, distress of men who are encountering a growing number of financially independent women.
Thanks to technology, millions of voices that once could not be heard now have access to the global community. Never in the history of the world has the opportunity to accelerate the process for the empowerment of girls and women been greater.
The ongoing debate over the "Age of Man" is a healthy one, but I am more concerned about what we are actually doing to mitigate and cope with the Anthropocene. And, here again, I come back to the importance of empowering women.