Tag Archives: Sexuality

A conversation about kink with Natalie Zina Walschots

TweetAfter I took on Katie Roiphe’s article on female fantasies of submission last month, Natalie Zina Walschots reached out to take issue with a couple of my points–and invite me to have a more in-depth discussion of submission, kinky orientations, and how BDSM can best be de-stigmatized. Natalie is a Toronto-based rock critic specializing in [...]
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Not Oprah’s Book Club: Straight

TweetSo I’m kind of cheating on this one, because I haven’t actually read Hanne Blank‘s new book, Straight: The Surprisingly Short History of Heterosexuality. But I know her work, and I know how fabulously important this topic is, so I’m endorsing it sight unseen. A recent interview with Hanne in Salon gives a flavor of [...]
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Saudi women finally allowed to join work force… to sell lingerie

Tweet Wow, there are so many layers to this story. Saudi women, long denied the ability to work, are finally allowed into the public sector- but only to sell garments, cosmetics, and yes – skimpy women’s lingerie. From the New York Times: The Ministry of Labor is enforcing a royal decree issued last summer ordering [...]
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More on why you must see Pariah

TweetSamhita mentioned that a crew of us went to see Pariah last weekend. If Meryl Streep’s shout out to the lead actress Adepero Oduye during her Golden Globes acceptance speech wasn’t enough of an encouragement to rush out and see the film, I thought I would add my two cents to the symphony of praise for [...]
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This is what good sex education looks like

TweetMr. Vernacchio’s “Sexuality and Society” class is definitely this sex-positive feminist’s wet dream. The class, taught as an elective at a private Quaker high school in Philadelphia, represents everything that sex education should be–and everything that, sadly, it is decidedly not these days. At a time when the conservative push for abstinence-only-until-marriage has left most [...]
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