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Protest: The Gift of Disruption

Protests are spreading across the country, and this, I think, is a gift. And I hope it is a very disruptive gift. Before you complain about the inconvenience of protests, remember this: protests need to be disruptive. They need not be violent, but they do need to disrupt the status quo. That’s what makes people pay attention to…

No More Of The Master’s Tools

For the second time in two weeks a grand jury voted not to indict a police officer for killing an unarmed black man. Last week it was Darren Wilson who got a pass in the killing of Mike Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and this week a Staten Island grand jury gave a pass to Daniel…

White Supremacy, Sex, and Ferguson

**UPDATE, DEC. 4, 2014: It was brought to my attention by a reader on December 3 that Frankel and Winston’s post had been edited with a very different tone after I linked to it here. It is unfortunate that instead of adding a note to the original post they simply overwrote the old one and…

Supporting Sexuality as a Family Caregiver

Wow, it’s been nearly three months since my last blog post. Yikes! The good news is that much of that time I’ve been super productive writing the memoir I told you about a year ago. My Mother’s Cross: Cancer, Kink, Sex and Death has now grown to over 40,000 words, and four complete chapters, with…

If You See Something, Check Yourself Before You Say Something

It might not be any of your business, and you might be misinterpreting what you are seeing. You may have seen the PetaPixel story about Wyatt Neumann’s photo exhibit and book, I FEEL SORRY FOR YOUR CHILDREN: The Sexualization of Innocence in America, which grew out of his experience traveling across the United States with…

Let Labor Unite Us

I’ve been looking back over past labor day posts and the one I wrote five years ago really struck me as touching on many of the themes I’ve been thinking about lately. I’m reposting it here in its entirety. Much has changed, and how much has remained constant across these five years. Perhaps most significantly,…

Last Call for Participants in Adult Industry Truth survey

There is much talk about trafficking in adult entertainment industries, but much of the data used in those discussions is terribly flawed. Last week, at Woodhull’s Sexual Freedom Summit, I learned about a research project that aims to fill some of the gaps in what we know by studying the experiences of workers and clients in…

Follow Up on “Senior Sex Is Not A Joke”: Adult Kids and Community Show Support

Yesterday I wrote about the sentencing of a Florida woman on charges of indecent exposure and disorderly conduct because she was caught having sex with a man in a public place, and about the media coverage surrounding that case. One thing I commented on was the sexism and agism in the headlines. Today I googled…

Senior Sex Is Not A Joke

A Florida woman has just been sentenced to six months in jail for disorderly conduct and indecent exposure after being caught having sex in a public place. The sex itself took place in June. In a retirement community. The woman in question was 68 on the night of the public sex, and her partner was…

Sexual Power, “Other Powers,” and a Strange Saturday Coincidence

I’m neither superstitious nor religious, but a coincidence so strange occurred this morning that it definitely seemed like someone somewhere was telling me to stick my butt to my chair and do some writing today. My friend Claudia and I were chatting over breakfast about Woodhull Sexual Freedom Alliance, because all I can talk about…

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