Islam & Christianity: The Demonization and Exploitation of Female Sexuality

Michael A. Sherlock (Author)

The struggle of democratic secularism, religious tolerance, individual freedom and feminism against authoritarian patriarchal religion, culture and morality is going on all over the world – including the Islamic world, where dissidents are regularly jailed, killed, exiled or merely intimidated and silenced.[1]                                                           ~Ellen Willis

Introduction

Sexuality is notoriously difficult to define.[2] Lemon describes it as encompassing ‘body image, self-esteem, social interactions, myths, feelings, and interpersonal relationships’,[3] whilst Lefebvre argues that sexuality is ‘verbal, visual, tactual, and olfactory communication that expresses intimacy and love’.[4] Thus, female sexuality might cautiously yet not exhaustively be defined as encompassing female body image, self-esteem, female-centred social interactions, sexual myths surrounding women, the feelings men and women have regarding women, and gender roles and expectations pertaining to…

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Utopia - you are standing in it promotes a classical liberal view of the world and champion the mass flourishing of humanity through capitalism and the rule of law. The origin of the blog is explained in the first blog post at https://utopiayouarestandinginit.wordpress.com/2014/03/12/why-call-my-blog-utopia-you-are-standing-in-it/

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