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“Sexual health is more than freedom from sexual disease or disorders … Sexual health is non-exploitive and respectful of self and others … Sexual health is dependent upon an individual’s well-being and sense of self-esteem. Sexual health requires trust, honesty, and communication.”
— Eli Coleman, Ph.D., Director, Program in Human Sexuality, University of Minnesota Medical School
By Mindy on January 29, 2013
Dealing with different levels of desire: women they’re looking at you. Only you.
By Guest Hoyden on December 20, 2011
This is a Summer Slowdown Guest Post (thanks QoT!) – a repost of a blog post from earlier this year.
Clearly the media meme of the month is “won’t someone think of the children, and the imaginary innocence we ascribe to them in order to justify our lack of openness about basic anatomy because it’s ~icky~?”
By Mindy on December 16, 2011
15 interesting things.
By Chally on December 6, 2011
There was a bit of a controversy on Sunday when The Daily Telegraph, which is apparently still passing for a newspaper, put up a story called “PM Julia Gillard and Senator Pansy Wong – a reluctant embrace of an emotive issue; gay marriage”. Here’s the story in question. Let’s be very kind and move past [...]
Posted in media, social justice | Tagged australia, bigotry, homophobia, Julia Gillard, mainstream media, marriage, marriage equality, media, race & racism, sexuality and health, social change | 18 Responses
By Mindy on November 25, 2011
It’s Time: new ad from Get Up.
Posted in arts & entertainment, Culture, culture wars, education, ethics & philosophy, law & order, Life, media, Politics, relationships, social justice | Tagged activism/charity, marriage equality, sexuality and health, social change | 4 Responses
By Mindy on November 14, 2011
Do fat dads lead to fat kids?
By blue milk on November 9, 2011
Image credit. Remember this? A breastfeeding portrait of pornographer and feminist performance artist, Madison Young that led another pornographer to accuse her of exploiting and sexualising her baby? Well, Tracy Clark-Flory has just interviewed Madison Young over at Salon on the whole controversy. Why is the issue of sex and motherhood such a potent subject? [...]
By tigtog on October 21, 2011
I wanted them to know that there are still people who think well of them compared to the demonstrators outside many of their clinics right now as part of the “40 Days For Life” international anti-abortion campaign.
By tigtog on October 9, 2011
If you’re drunk and get raped, you’ve got no one to blame but yourself, says NSW Police Commissioner.
By tigtog on October 7, 2011
The sentiment that whatever we wear and wherever we go, yes means yes and no means no is what got me Slutwalking earlier this year. Those campaigning to “reclaim” the word “slut”? I didn’t totally hate the idea, but it wasn’t one that particularly inspired me, because I’m skeptical regarding reclamation of marginalising slurs in concept and feel it’s of limited utility compared to actively challenging prejudices more radically.
By Chally on October 3, 2011
Remember how I wrote a post about the experiences of filming an ad advocating marriage equality the other day? Well, it’s out now from the good people at the I Do campaign. It features Mim, her family, and me, if you can spot us!
Posted in gender & feminism, law & order, social justice | Tagged activism/charity, hoyden meetup, marriage, marriage equality, same-sex relationships, sexuality and health, social change | 6 Responses
By tigtog on October 3, 2011
On the subject of gendered insults (in this case, the use of specific terms to signal acceptable behavior):
Posted in ethics & philosophy, gender & feminism, health, language, skepticism | Tagged false pattern recognition, gendered roles, gendered slurs, language shaping attitudes, language shaping perception, sexuality and health, social change
By Chally on September 25, 2011
Mim, her daughter, her mother, and I spent a very, very, very long afternoon filming a new ad advocating same-sex marriage with Australian Marriage Equality and GetUp!. Let me tell you all about it. The organisers had kept the specifics well under wraps, only telling us to wear jeans and red or white shirts, and [...]
Posted in gender & feminism, law & order, Politics, social justice | Tagged activism/charity, hoyden meetup, marriage, marriage equality, same-sex relationships, sexuality and health, social change | 5 Responses