Tag Archives: Philosophy

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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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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Sexual Double Standards and Complicity

Quite some time ago, I had a strange dream. In this dream I’d met and made friends with a woman. Don’t recall her clearly–long black hair, big brown eyes, that’s all that stuck. Anyway, in the dream, shortly after we … Continue reading

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Sexual Values, Moral Myopia

“Quand la morale triomphe, il se passe des choses tres vilaines.” (When morals triumph, many very evil things happen.) –Remy de Gourmont The extent to which people confuse sexuality with morality never ceases to amaze me. It shouldn’t be amazing, … Continue reading

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