Boy, do these months fly by! It's time for my new column, "Uppity Vaginas and Educational Porn," at the Erotica Readers and Writers Association blog, and I have juicy topic today. While we're constantly bombarded with sexual images to shock us out of our twenty-first-century stupor so we'll buy stuff, "serious" journalists and commentators still treat sexuality with a mixture of fear, contempt, and ridicule. Witness The New Yorker review of Naomi Wolf's new book, Vagina: A New Biography. I haven't read the book, but I am amazed at the response. Over the top snark--but why? If it's simply a bad book, whom does it threaten? The New York Times is less obviously sex-phobic in their profile of Cindy Gallop, a woman who is starting a website for realistic videos of sexual encounters, but they still feel the need to focus on her far-out fashion and boy-toy lair. Unlike me, I guess she looks like an erotica writer!
If you get a chance to read, let me know what you think.