I almost didn't want to post anything more about this topic, but the peculiar misunderstandings involved have been getting on my nerves, so what the hell. Hey. that's what blogging's for! You see, I'm a feminist. Look, I came out and said it! And so, it follows that I have a long-standing (and true, my boys) belief that our society puts bone-crushing pressure on women to evaluate themslves, constantly, as objects of male sexual desire. If you think about this context for a nanosecond, you will see that the suggestion that women should consider whether or not they look (potentially) sexy at the moment when their infant's head is crowning as the finale of labor is positively grotesque. Does it follow from this that I am trying to dictate what men's sexual responses should be? Not exactly. Let us consider some hypotheticals.