Steph Auteri has written about sexuality for Playgirl, Jezebel, Salon, Narratively, Brain, Child, and other publications. She also regularly collaborates with sexuality educators, researchers, and therapists.
The treatment of female pain still carries overtones of 19th-century misogyny. It’s time to push back against gender-biased diagnosing and start taking women seriously.
The only way past the victim-blaming and conspiracy theories is a proper lexicon for talking about rape. But competing definitions encourage skepticism—and silence.