At a recent conservative conference, United States Sen. Ted Cruz suggested that liberal women are sexually unsatisfied because liberal men are too wimpy, implying that they will only achieve sexual satisfaction by submitting to domineering men. The idea that feminists are just angry women who need to find a man who can satisfy them sexually is an old trope.

However, today in The Conversation Canada, Tina Fetner of McMaster University outlines her research that shows feminist women are more likely to have sex that includes kissing and cuddling, and that is more attuned to their pleasure, than non-feminist women. “Feminists have sex just as often as non-feminists,” she writes, “and the sex they have is often loving and pleasurable.”

As Fetner puts it: “Thanks for your concern, Senator Cruz, but we’re doing just fine.”

Also today:

Ibrahim Daair

Culture + Society Editor

Contrary to toxic myths and cliché, feminist women are enjoying pleasurable sex lives. (Shutterstock)

Do feminists have better sex? Yes, they do

Tina Fetner, McMaster University

Research shows that feminist women are more likely to have sex that is more loving and pleasurable.

Several tents were set up in October 2023 across from the Confederation Building in St. John’s, NL, to bring attention to the lack of affordable housing in the city. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Daly

The private sector housing experiment has failed: Ottawa must now step up on social housing

Shauna MacKinnon, University of Winnipeg

There are many strategies needed simultaneously to address housing affordability in Canada. The expansion of social housing supply is a particularly effective one.

‘Back to basics’ language used by the government distracts from the importance of continuously updating and revising curriculum. (Allison Shelley/The Verbatim Agency for EDUimages)

Changes are coming to Ontario’s kindergarten program — what parents and caregivers need to know

Kristy Timmons, Queen's University, Ontario

We need to ensure the best scientific research in play-based learning and early reading is leveraged, and teachers receive supports to meet children’s developmental and academic needs.

In 2010, police at the G20 summit in Toronto filmed protestors. (Shutterstock)

The use of technology in policing should be regulated to protect people from wrongful convictions

Joanna Pozzulo, Carleton University

Police use of surveillance technologies — like security cameras and artificial intelligence — is becoming more widespread. Measures are needed to protect people’s privacy and avoid misidentification.

La Conversation Canada

La chimiothérapie est utilisée comme traitement à tous les patients atteints d'un cancer du poumon. Or, plusieurs n'auraient pas besoin d'un traitement aussi invasif si les diagnostics sur les risques de récidive étaient plus raffinés. Une nouvelle technologie pourrait changer la donne. (Shutterstock)

Cancer du poumon : une découverte pourrait mieux prédire les patients à risque de récidive et raffiner le traitement

Mark Sorin, McGill University; Logan Walsh, McGill University

Le traitement pour les patients atteints d’un cancer du poumon est le même pour tous, indépendamment des risques de récidive. L’utilisation d’une nouvelle technologie pourrait raffiner le diagnostic.

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