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{October 21, 2014}   Woman’s Sexuality in a social orders created by men…

…there are biological differences between women and men but the differences we perceive between actual males and females are not given by nature but created by the social contexthttp://www.psykologtidsskriftet.no/index.php?seks_id=52301&a=4

…All societies have rules and customs governing the orderly transferral of power, wealth and privileges from one generation to the next, i.e. primarily from one group of men to a related group of men in the next generation.

But men do not have the children. Men may be the fathers of the next generation of rulers, but men do not give birth to other men. This is the weak link of patriarchy. Men are, in spite of universally being of the ruling gender, dependent on women to have heirs; And women can be certain about who is their child and who is not, but men cannot be certain about who is the father of the children of their spouse.

Men are thus dependent on women and their fecundity – thus sexuality becomes not only an issue for the spouses in the individual partnership but becomes also an issue of great significance for society at large. The fecundity of women, and ultimately the sexuality of women hence has to be controlled since this really is the weak spot of patriarchy…

[desexualizing women in western civilization compared with Sweden]…Many societies have attempted to de-sexualise women. Good women are not sexual beings. They may, nay they shall, give their husbands their marital rights, i.e. sex, but their true vocation is not that of a harlot but of a mother. Motherhood is the fulfilment of womanhood. Thus female sexuality is controlled and the threat to male supremacy avoided in most Western, Christian cultures. Of course there are other women, women who are sexual, but they are seen as aberrations and not worthy the respect given the Mother Woman. Thus also is bred an attitude that facilitates prostitution and trafficking since the sexual woman is not a true woman and hardly human.  http://www.psykologtidsskriftet.no/index.php?seks_id=52301&a=4

Our culture tends to value males above females. While the culture is rapidly changing in the ways men are favored over women, especially in the developed world, there is still widespread physical abuse of women by men in some settings and very few places in which men and women have equal power. This attribution of rights and responsibilities based on sex is known as sexism. http://www.creativeconflictresolution.org/jc/maps-1/systems-of-oppression.html

the role that categories of social difference play in the political and economic systems…http://sfonline.barnard.edu/sexecon/tadiar_05.htm

how gender, race, and sexuality matter to the economy and vice versa…Systemic forms of social and bodily violence, and psychic and emotional violation, are intrinsic to modern structures of capitalist accumulation, and it is by looking at the social groups and identities of those who disproportionately bear these violent consequences—the bodily bearers of systemic crisis—that one can begin to understand the role that categories of social difference play in the political and economic systems themselves….http://sfonline.barnard.edu/sexecon/tadiar_05.htm

…Indeed, housework, sex work, affective work, and care work are now profitable global industries…social differences regulated by categories of gender, race, sexuality, culture, and nationality are essential to the process of capitalist accumulation to the extent that they serve as technologies of devaluation, necessary to the expropriation of people’s creative powers.  http://sfonline.barnard.edu/sexecon/tadiar_05.htm

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Wilson says:

You had some good points but lost the article when you said systemic forms of social and bodily violence are intrinsic to modern structures of capitalist accumulation. I doubt as a woman you’d rather be living even 100 years ago much less 1000.



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