So, it’s 3 o clock in the morning and I am trying to write an essay for my history class. Unfortunately, the internet is quite the easily accessible concentration ruiner and now I am doing all kinds of other shit instead of writing. (And I don’t think “ruiner” is actually a word, but I like it.)
I find it really strange that I used to love writing essays but now I don’t (though why I'm always so surprised that I change constantly is beyond me). I think it might stem from blogging to be honest. I feel like my writing style has become more conversational and I worry that I’m often being too casual. Plus I’m way more lazy. On the plus side I am way more confident stating my opinions or making statements without waffling. Anyone else experience this at all?
It’s probably just in my head.
Anyhoo, I shouldn’t really be complaining since my essay can be about pretty much any topic I want. I’ve decided to write about the control of female sexuality which is something I’m really interested in. I am having kind of a hard time narrowing down my topics since there are so many different things I can talk about though. And while I would love to rant about abstinence-only sex education I don’t think my teacher would appreciate that.
I think I’m gonna focus on:
1. Historical views of sex. Mainly Augustine’s condemnation of all sex and the Eve vs Mary narrative.
2. Chastity. I’m not entirely sure how I am going to approach this but I should be getting the Purity Myth in the mail tomorrow so I’m thinking I’ll write this paragraph last.
3. Physical and psychosocial ways in which women are often threatened/attacked as a means of controlling female autonomy. I wrote this paragraph first and even though it’s depressing as all hell I think it had to be included.
Beyond that I don’t know. The paper only has to be four pages long so I don’t really need any more paragraphs, but I’m thinking I should add another one touching on the political ways sex has been controlled (like birth control, abortion, spousal rape, sex-education). I guess it depends on what I think after I finish the Purity Myth.
If you think I missed anything major feel free to let me know.
Luckily, this semester ends in about three weeks. Last semester was awesome but this one is just dragging by. Plus I will have more time to get back to the important things. Like blogging.