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Displaced Ownership of Female Sexuality: The Case of the Purity Ball

TweetFrom virginity to marriage, we’ve historically witnessed the displaced ownership of women’s sexualities. Girls across the country participate in “purity balls” where they dress to the nines to pledge their virginities to their fathers. I wanted to write a piece critically assessing these purity balls, since they are an important part of our discussion of [...]
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Ignorance breeds violence

Tweet Cross Posted from Civilized Notions. As a member of a society that is compelled to label all humans like inanimate products on grocery store shelves, I define myself as a middle-aged, cissexual woman, and with that title comes no particular insight or expertise surrounding the topics of gender or gender identity. My thoughts are [...]
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The big sis guide to the Big O

TweetNow I know most people will think that orgasms are one thing that need no explanation. But the truth is, when I first experienced the Big O, I…didn’t really know it. I am well aware that makes me sound like an absolute idiot but it’s true. I don’t know about anyone else but a lifetime [...]
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What else did Akin say? Parsing a perfect storm

Tweet AN SYTYCB entry By now, we’re all pretty sick of the name Todd Akin.  We’ve been saturated for days with blog posts and TV spots, repeating Akin’s claim that pregnancy cannot result from “legitimate rape.”  We’ve groaned at the mash-up of pseudoscience and rape apologism and cheered to hear President Obama refute the “offensive” [...]
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The Decline of the Good Old-Fashioned Roll in the Hay

TweetSexuality is, to put it mildly, a convoluted subject. From a process of reproduction, sex has become something of labyrinthine complexity. It is far more than just our sex organs. Whether we’re aware of it or want to, we bring to sex our pasts, desires, preconceptions, prejudices, morals, insecurities, and emotions. There are expectations of [...]
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