Obligatory disclaimer: This is a comic. It includes generalizations. Obviously there is significant variation among both prudes and feminists, and occasionally overlap between them.
I have, though, quite frequently seen the two confused. And I decided that “sex positive” and “sex negative” don’t do enough to describe the difference between them, so thought it would help to articulate those differences a bit more.
I know it can be confusing, the fact that both a prude and a feminist are likely to object to the following:
- Being harassed on the street (or at work, or anywhere else)
- Being exposed to porn without having expressed any interest in such
- Depictions of rape, jokes about rape, rape itself
So here’s a guide to some key distinctions– when confused, consult this handy chart. Good luck!