Assignment: The Sexual Revolution

Yea, you read that right. This assignment is about women’s rights, feminism, and orgasms. Not votes, not jobs, orgasms.

The Sexual Revolution and the Feminist movement were two of the social movements that defined the 1960s and 1970s (both for good an bad). This assignment allows us to look at an area where those to movements intersect.

In 1970 Anne Koedt wrote a article titled “The Myth of the Female Orgasm” in which she championed women’s rights and liberation. She didn’t focus on school, career, or even birth control or abortion. Instead she examines social paradigms regarding sexual intimacy and uses it to make a case for feminism. The article is a bit lengthly, but given the subject matter I imagine you shouldn’t have too much trouble with it. After reading the article, answer the following:

  1. What is her argument, evidence, and logical progression? (summarize the document)

Remember to use quotes and specific passages to support your answer.