Sex, Women, and “Giving”

Libby Anne performs a smart analysis of a conservative Christian infographic titled “Why Wives Need to Give Their Husbands More Sex”. The whole concept stinks of the now-disproven-but-still-won’t-die denialism of the female sex drive and the only slightly less sexist belief that men are somehow helpless to control their own libido.

One little bit I think Libby Anne missed: the bar graph labeled “A Neglected Sex Life Spells Trouble” tries to create an impression of correlation between sex-deprivation and other kinds of marital trouble by simply putting them next to each other on a chart. Sadly, I know there are people who fall for that sort of thing.