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Posts Tagged ‘sexuality’

Countdown to SFS15: Sexuality and Aging

We are less than a month away from Woodhull’s 2015 Sexual Freedom Summit! We’re thrilled that it’s almost time to share a weekend full of provocative thinking, maybe a little provocative dancing, and some collaborative activism in the fight towards sexual freedom. Just in case you aren’t already counting down the days until August 13th…

Is the LGBTQ Movement All Sunshine and Rainbows?

In the two weeks since the Supreme Court ruled in favor of marriage equality, the world has witnessed a surge of rainbows. From our Facebook friends’ profile pictures to corporate advertising, the symbol of LGBTQ pride is everywhere. Some have been anxiously awaiting the removal of the rainbows. Peter Moskowitz recently wrote an opinion piece…

Expanding the Conversation about Sex Ed Reform

When we talk about sex education reform, the discussion is often a two-sided debate between teaching adolescents about sex or teaching them to wait until marriage. As of January 2015, only 19 states have a policy that requires their sex education programs to be “medically accurate,” the definition of which varies from state to state….

Will Flibanserin Bring Focus to Female Sexuality?

Throughout history, female sexuality has rarely been taken seriously. It’s almost always compared to male sexuality—or worse, claimed to be in existence only to satisfy men’s sexual desire. We’ve come a long way from Freudian years. However, the creation of flibanserin—which is on the cusp of FDA approval—raises the question of whether complications within female…

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…

Detroit Youth Passages convenes experts to tackle problematic representations of youth sexuality issues in the media. And they invited me!

I’m excited to be representing Woodhull Sexual Freedom Alliance in my capacity as their Senior Strategist at a convening of youth, media makers, advocacy workers, writers and researchers all brought together by Detroit Youth Passages, a coalition including the University of Michigan School Public Health, The Ruth Ellis Center, The Detroit Hispanic Development Corporation, and Alternatives…

Who are our mothers’ lovers?

I just finished reading Pat MacEnulty and Tamara TItus’s This is the Way We Say Goodbye (2011, Feminist Press). It is a beautiful collection of deeply personal essays by women, each addressing their role as caregiver at the end of someone’s life. Usually this is the author’s mother, but in one instance it is a…

Patient Dominance

Yesterday marked one year since the day my mother left this world, and I spent much of the morning with my grief and my memories. In the afternoon, my partner and I headed out to Staten Island for an art auction, where one of his photographs was among the featured lots. On the drive, in…

Treating the whole person

The encouragement I’ve received as a result of these blog posts and the material I’ve shared over the past two weeks has been truly inspiring. I wish I could work on this full time! I’m applying for a sabbatical so that next academic year I can do exactly that. For the time being, though, I…

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Key Issues

  • Sex Work

    Sex Work

    Sex work refers to a wide range of activity where sexual interaction is explicitly exchanged for something of value.

  • Sexual Speech and Expression

    Sexual Speech & Expression

    WSFA firmly believes that human beings possess a fundamental right to develop and express their sexuality.

  • Sexual Health & Rights

    Sexual Health & Rights

    Sexual Health is a state of physical, emotional, mental and social well being in relation to sexuality.

  • Integration of Sex and Religion

    Integration of Sex & Religion

    Sexuality and faith are two of the most deeply important and deeply personal aspects of human identity.

  • LGBT Rights

    LGBT Rights

    Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people are entitled to the realization of the full spectrum of their human rights.

  • Civil Rights

    Civil Rights

    Civil rights are one sub-set of human rights that exist equal to and interdependent with multiple fundamental human rights.

  • Reproductive Rights

    Reproductive Justice

    Grounded in the human rights framework, reproductive justice refers to all of the conditions necessary for all people to enjoy reproductive freedom.

  • Sexuality Education

    Sexuality Education

    Every human being deserves access to medically accurate and inclusive information about sex and sexuality.