Women, Passion, and Celibacy | Chapter One: “Genital Messages”

The Thinking Aro

“We appear to live in a sexual society, but it is not genuinely sexual, because a truly sexual society offering free choice for both women and men would be threatening to the power elite. What we live in a genitally-fixated society which communicates messages to women that change with the times to serve the social order. These are what I call ‘genital messages’ (Cline 24-25).”

This point cannot be emphasized enough right now in the early 21st century, where so many people are under the false impression that we’re living in a post-sexual liberation movement era where everyone is truly sexually free or where sexual freedom is available to everyone. As I said in my last post on the introduction of the book, we are not living in a sexually liberated society but in a sexually liberal one. “Sexually liberal” and “genitally fixated” can be considered interchangeable terms here…

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