One Kate Copstick, new owner of the British publication Erotic Review, has launched an attack on women authors. Copstick has declared she will only employ male writers, because women not only can't write about sex, but don't know how to enjoy it. She says:
Women get all wishy-washy and focus on emotions rather than the engorgement of blood vessels ... It's almost like writing about food ... Ladies who lunch, should not really write about food because they don't really love food," she said. "They don't salivate at the thought of a great steak.?
As the author of the linked article points out, Copstick implies women can't just enjoy sex for the good old physical sake of it. Not true. But there's so much more that irks me about this article. First of all, there's the suggestion that a person has just one sexual personality - you're an emotional type or a physical type - rather than having different preferences or moods at different times, or maybe even being capable of engorged blood vessels and emotions at the same time. Then, there are the ideas that there's no room for emotions in 'good' sex, and that men can't or don't want to experience emotional connection with their sexual partners. Irk irk irk irk irk.