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Undoing the Attempt to Twist the Term "Hypersexuality"

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The term “hypersexual” is being thrown around a lot by various feminists but what is defined as hypersexual and what isn’t is oddly skewed, and I think it’s something we need to unwrap.

Yesterday, I wrote an article about how the feminist left is attempting to make sexy women disappear in its quest to remove femininity from women and make them less willing to be appealing for the pleasure of men. One of the ways they do this is to make appearances of sexy women in media seem like sexist actions that many actresses were pushed into in order to satisfy men.

As I said in the article, this is kind of true but it’s definitely not a bad thing as men like to see attractive, sexy women, and women like to be seen as attractive and sexy. It’s a simple, but powerful biological drive.

(Read: Sexy Women, the “Male Gaze,” and Feminist Society’s Hatred of Femininity)

As I also highlighted, Black Widow actress Scarlett Johansson used the term “hypersexuality” to describe how her character was displayed when it was first introduced in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

“All of that is related to that move away from the kind of hyper-sexualization of this character and, I mean, you look back at Iron Man 2 and while it was really fun and had a lot of great moments in it, the character is so sexualized, you know?” she said.

Just to cover our bases, let’s take a quick look at Johansson’s portrayal of Natasha Romanoff in Iron Man 2 in what is likely the most sexualized scene with her in the movie; the scene where she changes into her Black Widow uniform for the first time in the back of a car.

This scene is definitely sexually laced as Johansson briefly appears in her bra and distracts her co-star, but hypersexual?

Hardly.

A woman briefly appearing in a bra that covers more than most bikinis, and does so to make for a humorous moment between two secondary characters is about as hypersexual as Chris Farley’s Chippendales skit on SNL.

Let’s take a look at something that actually is hypersexual.

Here’s Cardi B’s recent Grammy performance where it approaches pornography levels of sexuality, including simulated sex acts, stripper poles, and a song about her genitals.

Funny enough, the only one being referred to as hypersexual is the Johansson scene. Cardi B’s performance is being billed as “empowering” and “sexual expression.” We saw the same descriptions slapped on performances like the Super Bowl halftime show with Shakira and Jennifer Lopez.

The differences between the Johansson scene and Cardi B’s performance in terms of sexual content are obvious, but the primary difference between the two scenes is that one involved a man looking at a woman.

At this point, you’re probably asking why this is important and worth talking about.

It’s because what we have here is a severe case of hard-left feminism defining what is and isn’t healthy sexuality in our culture, and they should be the last group of people doing so. Why? Because their goal isn’t the sexual liberation of women, it’s to further widen the divide between women and men.

There’s a host of reasons why they would want to do this, but as per the usual, many of them revolve around money. Feminism isn’t just a movement, it’s an industry, and one that produces a solid amount of cash, votes, and power.

Women’s movements bring in quite a bit in donations whether it be Planned Parenthood or personal projects like Anita Sarkeesian’s “Feminist Frequency.” It also pressures big businesses into accepting feminist narratives that force companies to behave in ways that benefit the left politically. These political messages then create narratives, oftentimes anti-male ones, that create boogiemen for leftist politicians to rail against and garner votes with. Outrage sells, and feminism has plenty of it to go around.

All the while, men and women become further separated. Divorces skyrocket, women become more career-focused, pushing out of stable marriages and nuclear families that are less likely to generated well-rounded and well-educated children. Some of them go on to become wards of the state or easily fall victim to anti-traditional messaging. Either way, the likelihood of someone voting Democrat from there is high.

No matter how you slice it, everyone winds up unhappy except the activists and the politicians.

It’s imperative that the radical left doesn’t define sex and sexuality anymore. It’s time to remember what healthy sexuality actually is.