Over at Salon they have an article on the nature of female sexuality. What the ancients knew, modern culture is just “discovering.”
“Women’s desire — its inherent range and innate power — is an underestimated and constrained force, even in our times, when all can seem so sexually inundated, so far beyond restriction,” he writes. “Despite the notions our culture continues to imbue, this force is not, for the most part, sparked or sustained by emotional intimacy and safety.” In fact, he argues, “one of our most comforting assumptions, soothing perhaps above all to men but clung to by both sexes, that female eros is much better made for monogamy than the male libido, is scarcely more than a fairy tale.”
I think that birth control permitted both men and women to unchain their feral nature with men seeking novelty and women seeking increasingly high status males. Neither approach is content. Men have a mistaken tendency to see women as morally superior. This is not and never was the case. Both genders have moral failings; they are just different. Unfortunately, too many women have bought into the equalist nonsense of feminism, which includes a self-deception of superiority and is less focused on leveraging a women’s strengths and more focused on attempting to invade the traditional territories of men. Too many believe that the mere arrival of a women into a traditionally male field will somehow raise the moral tenor. It will not; it has not. It will be changed but it will not be more “moral.” What you will find is decreased risk taking and focus on rhetoric to the near exclusion of the dialectic in the Aristotelian sense.