viernes, 4 de septiembre de 2015
Cinema Paradiso: Orgasm Inc. / Liz Canner
Despues de la reciente aprobación y acontecimientos con Addyi debería ser el film del otoño (o de l@s FSD otoñales...)
Liz Canner’s Orgasm, Inc. introduces us to the one of the latest composed diseases: Female Sexual Dysfunction (FSD). Canner tells stories of people working hard to create and treat the disease, as well those fighting this dehumanizing and damaging initiative. Hundreds of billions of dollars and the welfare of countless women are at stake in this war between people and the medical-industrial complex.
Aside from Canner herself, the most dramatic hero is Leonore Tiefer, Ph.D., a sex therapist and professor of psychiatry at New York University School of Medicine, who’s created an organization to fight the medicalization of sex via her New View Campaign, and has published a book entitled A New View of Women’s Sexual Problems. Tiefer figures prominently in the climatic scene of an FDA advisory panel hearing on a Procter & Gamble application for an FSD treatment.
Canner also covers the emergence of cosmetic female genital mutilation – with the magnificent euphemistic label of ‘vaginal rejuvenation.’ There are over 300 clinics around the world providing this service – and their clients include teenagers.
If you find it hard to subscribe to the idea that 43% of American women have a disease called Female Sexual Dysfunction and are, therefore, in need of medical treatment, and if you want to make a difference, rent or buy Orgasm, Inc. I’m sure you’ll find yourself sharing it with your friends.
Oh, and by the way, if you thought the Orgasmatron was just a figment of Woody Allen’s imagination we experienced in his classic Sleeper, you’ve got another thing comin’.