female condom

Does the female condom empower women?

There is a floppy plastic packet hanging out somewhere in my sock drawer. Larger and more pliable than a conventional condom, packaging decorated with a pink “lady” sign, the female condom, which I must have picked up at my college women’s center once, lays in wait. 

There is a floppy plastic packet hanging out somewhere in my sock drawer. Larger and more pliable than a conventional condom, packaging decorated with a pink “lady” sign, the female condom, which I must have picked up at ...

Semenya_2307855b

On contemporary sports culture: “protecting” women by policing them

Sexism operates under three assumptions: there are only two biological sexes, biological sex determines gender identity, and gender identity determines gender expression. Sports culture cultivates all three assumptions in a type of cultural maintenance.

Sexism operates under three assumptions: there are only two biological sexes, biological sex determines gender identity, and gender identity determines gender expression. Sports culture cultivates all three assumptions in a type of cultural maintenance.

summer, sex and spirits flier

Test your sex ed knowledge: Enter to win a Summer, Sex & Spirits ticket

The sweaty middle of July in New York City is the perfect time for Summer, Sex & Spirits, hosted by Planned Parenthood of New York City’s all-volunteer Activist Council. This legendary fundraiser for Planned Parenthood of New York City’s services and critical legislative work to move reproductive rights forward has been gracing the city for 11 years now! 

The sweaty middle of July in New York City is the perfect time for Summer, Sex & Spirits, hosted by Planned Parenthood of New York City’s all-volunteer Activist Council. This legendary fundraiser for Planned Parenthood of New ...

Anita_Hill

We need to make workplace sexual harassment safer to report

Luisa* worked as a line cook for a large fast food restaurant chain. Like so many other low-wage working women, she was harassed on the job by a male supervisor: he propositioned her and made sexual comments, groped her and tried to kiss her at work, and stalked her after hours.

Luisa* worked as a line cook for a large fast food restaurant chain. Like so many other low-wage working women, she was harassed on the job by a male supervisor: he propositioned her and made ...

The Feministing Five: Dr. Kali Nicole Gross

For this week’s Feministing Five, we spoke with Dr. Kali Nicole Gross, who is an associate professor, associate chair of the African and African Diaspora Studies Department, and core faculty in Women’s & Gender Studies at the University of Texas at Austin.

For this week’s Feministing Five, we spoke with Dr. Kali Nicole Gross, who is an associate professor, associate chair of the African and African Diaspora Studies Department, and core faculty in Women’s & Gender Studies at the University ...

doingitonline

Tobi Hill-Meyer’s new Patreon page funds “Doing it Online”

In a time when trans sexuality embodies the unspeakable, Tobi Hill-Meyer has been singing arias from the mountaintops. Her work in the fields of pornography and erotica has played a major role in shaping what has come to be known as “queer porn,” and in particular granting new and more widely open roles to trans women interested in sex work before a camera.

In a time when trans sexuality embodies the unspeakable, Tobi Hill-Meyer has been singing arias from the mountaintops. Her work in the fields of pornography and erotica has played a major role in shaping what has ...

Load More