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Psych 170 Professor Kincaid Reading response one In Jane Gerhard’s Revisiting "The Myth of the Vaginal Orgasm": The Female Orgasm in American Sexual Thought and Second Wave Feminism she uses Anne Koedt’s The Myth of the Vaginal Orgasm as “a window into one moment of feminist sexual thought” (Gerard, 450). Gerhard is showing how pivotal and crucial Kodet’s article was for the history of feminism. Kodet mentioned how female pleasure used to be handled historically which came from Kodet’s article, which Koedt said that the experts claiming that the vaginal orgasm was attained exclusively through intercourse was fraudulent misinformation. Kodet also claimed that the misinformation was the reason for many psychological problems for women. Gerhard after analyzing Kodet’s article went on to say that the female orgasm came to signify political power for women. Its political power came during the early years of women liberation when feminists started to become of age. With this political power came a new form of heterosexuality which
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