Since the story came out before Harpyness went live, we failed to comment on The New York Times Magazine story about a number of (highly problematic) current studies on female sexuality entitled “What do Women Want?”
Although I gleefully shredded it in my head, I was personally unable to churn out a response in a timely fashion. Happily, others in the feminist blogosphere did a bang-up job, and I seriously recommend you check out the responses of Phila at Echidne of the Snakes and Jill at Feministe.
If you enjoyed those take-downs, you might also enjoy the letters the Times got in response to the story (including one from Jaclyn Friedman, one of the editors of Yes Means Yes!) I am tempted to cut-and-paste my favorite bits of the various letters in, but I’d rather give you somethings to read and chew on to get you through a dreary Monday. Feel free to vent in comments.