Why Are We So Afraid of Female Desire? | Literary Hub

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There are many stories in history and legend where rampant females are seen as posing a particular threat to the social order. 

All women—whatever their class backgrounds—were effectively lumped into one of two categories: “respectable” or “fallen.” That men were allowed a degree of license while women were caged in by expectations of chastity and virtue was all part of a distinct double standard of sexual morality which has persisted up to the present day.

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