A recent story in the Telegraph reports that women are the new sexual predators in everyone's favorite land of wine and cheese, France. French women now have twice as many sexual partners as they did during the 70s, and nine out of ten women over the age of 50 are now sexually active in France, compared to just half that number in 1970.
Le Nouvel Observateur asks "are women just like men?" in response to this data, which was compiled from 12.000 in-depth interviews. Now that women and men in France have closer to the same number of sexual partners (with women now having an average of 5+ and men having an average of 13, so not all that close if you ask me) apparently the French are afraid their women are becoming masculine. "The good old dichotomy (male predators, females patiently awaiting the warrior's return in front of the cave entrance) is in big trouble," says the French publication.
Good old dichotomy? Who the hell wants that dichotomy back? If you ask me, the more assertive women can be about their (our) sexuality, the better. There is no reason to say that a woman who has premarital sex or sex after the age of 50 is behaving "like a man." When can that behavior become something that is "like a woman"?
Still, chapeaux off to you, French ladies. I am surprised any of you are having sex at all, after I saw these old French advertisements on Jezebel this afternoon:
Sure, these are from a satire magazine, but still! For you non-francophones, that first one translates to "I am like a fish in water" and the second one reads "after the rape." Sacre bleu! You have got to be kidding me!