The author of this piece, Rick Johnson, asserts that "one of the greatest powers of women is the power of her sex". He goes on to assert that the prime of women's sexual power is realized prior to her sexual engagement with a man: "Literally, a man will say or do almost anything when in the throes of passion for the first time with a woman, especially to achieve the goal of mating with her". Johnson finishes this article by describing how women's sexual power wanes with age, while a man's sexual power can remain constant, given he is in a long-term monogamous relationship. Should a man not be committed as such, his sexual power can also wane. He describes men as possessing "[an] overwhelming urge to procreate".
The author of this article, Harris O'Malley, is an internationally recognized dating coach and blogger. Within this piece, he tackles the commodity model of sex: "[the model] insists that women are only worth the sex they don’t have; after all, if she “gives it away” too readily, then she is actively driving down her own value". O'Malley dissects a video that outlines the commodity model of sex, pointing out its various, pervasive flaws with biting diction. He touches on the heteronormativity surrounding the commodity model of sex, the inaccuracies behind the belief that women are not interested in sex, and the inaccuracies behind the myth that men are always chasing sex.
Jamie Utt, a sexual violence prevention coordinator and diversity & inclusion specialist, penned this article which serves as a direct opposition to toxic masculinity and unhealthy ideas revolving around male sexuality. Simply, he summarizes most of his opinions by writing that "just as we must never excuse the misogyny of intimate partner abuse by saying that men are violent by nature, we must be careful never to excuse other forms of sexism by saying that men are slaves to sexual desire...in short, men are human beings. We have will, agency, and responsibility for our actions."
Harvard graduates Marina Bolotnikova and Louis R. Evans penned this opinion article that points out some of the most dangerous facets of the gatekeeper model of sexual activity. While this was touched on in the Economics of Sex article, this Opinion piece directly targets the relationship between the gatekeeper model and the prevalence of sexual assault: "the problems with the model are many, but its most harrowing consequence is that it makes our culture unwilling to try incidences of sexual assault that do not look like 'dark alley' scenarios in which women are raped by strangers". This is obviously an issue that's perpetuated by television and movies, and is also at play in the Stanford controversy of a little over a year ago.
This piece takes the form of a question-and-answer, with famous feminist Susan Brownmiller being interviewed. It is a relatively short session, but Brownmiller's point of view is very quickly established, and it is shocking given her status as an iconic feminist author. Her points of view strongly echo the victim-blaming sentiments that have been plaguing survivors for years, especially recently. Her stance is efficiently summarized in this quite upsetting statement: "And my feeling about young women trapped in sex situations that they don’t want is: 'Didn’t you see the warning signs? Who do you expect to do your fighting for you?' It is a little late, after you are both undressed, to say 'I don’t want this'".
Author Leanora Volpe, an English Student at Oxford University, wrote this article about sex workers being "systematically victimised, criminalised and shamed for expressing their sexuality in a way that doesn’t conform to the ‘acceptable’ version of sex we’ve created in our minds". It's an interesting point of contention, because many feminists advocate for the rights of sex workers while also "slut sham[ing] and body polic[ing] to those who work in the industry". Volpe finishes the article by asserting that feminists must also remember to "respect the 'yes'" in addition to the no.
This video is described succinctly by the following: "Amber Rose, Tyrese and Rev Run get into a charged conversation about whether a woman brings unwanted attention upon herself by the way she dresses or behaves". She responds to misogynistic views that women must "dress how they'd like to be addressed" and how she may be able to revoke consent at any time, including the moments before she engages in vaginal sex with a partner.