Blog Week Eight
I think that the Koedt piece â€śThe Myth of the Vaginal Orgasmâ€? and the Dworkin piece â€śPornographyâ€? support each other very well. In my opinion, both authors discuss the fact that men demean women when it comes to sex and sexuality. They also both talk about how women exist to serve men sexually.
In the Koedt piece, what seems to bother me the most is the fact that men seemed to find a problem with women that do not experience orgasm from sexual intercourse. They even go to the extremity of sending them to psychological treatment. Men do not have the same genitalia as women, which should make it impossible for them to try to diagnose a problem in females. A female knows her own body best, and therefore she is the only one who knows how it works. There was even an explanation given that said â€śwomen were envious of menâ€?. In sexuality it seems that everything is based around the male. A womanâ€™s sexuality cannot be compared to a males because their bodies are entirely different structures that experience different things.
In the Dworkin piece, womenâ€™s sexuality is also based around the male. The women in pornography are considered â€śwhoresâ€? and are sexual servants to men. It is not right that women must be considered whores because without women, men could not have sex. However, in pornography the woman is â€śusedâ€? and often times in violent and derogatory ways. The woman is also seen as dirty. Now that porn has become so demanded in the United States, the ideals expressed in it become what men expect out of woman. Seeing this pornography gives them the idea that it is right to treat women this way.
In conclusion, both articles express how men use women for their own sexual satisfaction. And in the Koedt piece, when a women wasnâ€™t sexually satisfied, they considered that something was wrong with her, not with their own performance. In the Dworkin piece womenâ€™s sexual satisfaction is not considered either because her body is used only for male satisfaction and entertainment. Women are looked at as objects when it comes to sexuality, and that is an epidemic that I think both authors agree needs to change.