Category Archives: Media

Link: Why I hate 50 Shades (it’s not what you think)

With the 50 Shades of Grey books the most popular novels in the country right now (one out of every five fiction books being sold in the United States as I write this is one of the 50 Shades books), … Continue reading

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Top Tips for a Lousy Sex Life

It’s a truism that women’s magazines encourage an approach to sex that isn’t very healthy. Sex is often portrayed in magazines like Cosmo as a mechanistic set of techniques to learn, much like auto repair or hooking up a stereo, … Continue reading

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Psychology today: “How to Grow Up”

From Psychology Today comes an article with an unusual (at least in contemporary America) premise: The best way to have healthy, happy, sexually fulfilling relationships is to learn to be an individual. From the article: Becoming an authentic adult means … Continue reading

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Slut-Shaming: How Framing Matters

As almost anyone with television, radio, or Internet access is no doubt aware by now, a woman named Sandra Fluke was recently attacked for three continuous days by right-wing radio commentator Rush Limbaugh for her testimony in front of Congress … Continue reading

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Food for Thought: Telling little girls “He hits you because he likes you”

On Views From The Couch comes this essay, You Didn’t Thank Me For Punching You in the Face, which questions the idea that boys tease, bother, and harass girls because they like them: I will teach my daughter to accept … Continue reading

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Shame & Sex

http://youtu.be/8n5O9tz30So I saw this video today posted on Facebook and I really liked it, so I wanted to share it. But I also had something to say about it and my comment ended up being longer and more rambly than … Continue reading

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Food for Thought: The GOP’s Bizarre War on Sex

From Salon.com comes this article about the US Republican Party’s all-out assault on sexual freedom: Rick Santorum, who has compared gay sex to bestiality, outdid himself in an interview that resurfaced this week in which he suggested that states should … Continue reading

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The Problem with “Sex Addiction”

The Telegraph’s Web site recently ran an article by Dr. David Ley with the provocative title Why There’s No Such Thing as Sex Addiction: [T]here’s no standard definition of sex addiction. It hasn’t been recognised as a bona fide disease … Continue reading

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Food for Thought: “Why, Yes, I Am an Islamophobe”

From the Web site Altmuslimah comes this story by a lesbian woman struggling to live within a conservative Muslim society: Even if I were not a lesbian I would find it difficult to make myself “available” to men because that … Continue reading

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Slut Shaming and Why it’s Wrong

This is a great introduction to the topic of slut shaming by an articulate young woman! Give the video a watch. Video contains mature language and may not be work safe. Tweet

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