Alex Soojung-Kim Pang, Ph.D.

I study people, technology, and the worlds they make

Sex and the Duhem-Quine Thesis

How many different ways could you interpret this:

Women Tailor Sex Industry to Their Eyes

Experts say demand by women — both heterosexual and lesbian — is driving the growth of all sorts of sex-related ventures, from stores, catalogs and sex toy companies to adult Web sites, pornographic films and cable television shows.

Is it

  • A triumph of capitalism (giving the consumer what she wants);
  • A triumph of feminism;
  • A retrograde triumph of chauvinism dressed up as feminism;
  • [Insert interpretation here]


[To the tune of Miles Davis, “Conchita/Lament,” from the album Siesta.]

1 Comment

  1. Thoughts on ‘Future Now’ :-
    determinism (as distinct from ‘chance’) has shaped the man-made world we have created but there is another way: for example, see items 4, 6, 13, 33, 35, 39, 42, 45 & 52 on: and check again in a couple of weeks for ‘Sein und Zeit’ (which, on your wall, might provoke a few thoughts).

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