Pro-sex, anti-sex; a call for new discourse regarding theory and sexuality
Sarofeen, Michaela A.
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Previously in academic feminism and popular culture, feminist debates regarding female sexuality have been portrayed as being split into two different definitive camps, "pro-sex" and "anti-sex". Arguing against this, I explore the ways in which previous feminist theorization and academic scholarship has at points intersected, allowing for a critical lens from which to analytically consider female sexuality in today's postfeminist cultural climate. Using critical analysis and feminist theoretical frameworks including radical, poststructuralist, and "pro-sex" theories, this essay explores the ways in which cultural media and attitudes, which come to represent postfeminist attitudes, work towards limiting female sexuality by not critically engaging male-centric sexuality.