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News for the ‘Sex In The Public Square’ Category

Sharing Power: Buffy, Birthdays, and Books

Yesterday Sophie Gilbert published an essay at TheAtlantic.com celebrating the 18th anniversary of the first episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. She describes the ways in which Buffy represented a conventional teen hero (pretty, blond, athletic), and then all the many ways in which Buffy the character and Buffy the television show were subversive in the sheer joy…

Sexuality and Playfulness Aid the Aging and Ill

As I was working on my book and thinking about what I might blog about this week, the good fairies that live in the internet dropped two lovely bits of sexuality-related articles into my lap. The first is a Wall Street Journal report about a Dutch study, “Perceptions of Sexuality In Older Adults and Its Relationship To…

Hartford Zoning Board to Family: Enter Servitude Or Move Out

I just read in the Hartford Courant that the city’s zoning board is forcing a family out of their home by upholding city official’s ruling regarding a ridiculous policy declaring that residents of a single-family home must be related by blood, marriage or servitude. The family, which is comprised of three couples, two with children,…

Without Sexuality-Affirming Education, Affirmative Consent Polices Are Destined To Fail

Campus sexual assault is a serious problem. It is not a new problem, not an emerging crisis, but rather a part of a serious ongoing problem of sexual assault and rape culture in the United States. Campus rape is the current moral panic about young people and sexual behavior. Women on college campuses are actually safer, statistically,…

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,…