Posts Tagged "Gender"

Ruling Against Circumcising Boys

Ruling Against Circumcising Boys

German Ruling Against Circumcising Boys Draws Criticism By NICHOLAS KULISH BERLIN — A German court in Cologne ruled on Tuesday that circumcising young boys represents grievous bodily harm, a decision that could have significant repercussions for religious groups. The president of the Central Council of Jews in Germany condemned the decision as “an unprecedented and dramatic intrusion...

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Men’s Porn Use Linked to Unhappy Relationships

Men’s Porn Use Linked to Unhappy Relationships

Young women who report that their romantic partners look at porn frequently are less happy in their relationships than women partnered with guys who more often abstain, new research finds. The study bolsters some anecdotal evidence that men’s porn use can shake the self-esteem of their girlfriends or wives, though certainly not all couples have conflicts over pornography, said study...

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Negotiating Sex

Negotiating Sex

This is an excellent piece about our need for rape law reform and the importance of discussions prior, during and after sexual encounters. Thanks to Michelle J. Anderson, Dean of CUNY Law School for this document. NegotiatingSex Share on Facebook

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Pregnancy, Sexual Congress and the (In)Visibility of Men

Pregnancy, Sexual Congress and the (In)Visibility of Men

Pregnancy, Sexual Congress and the (In)Visibility of Men Wednesday, 04 April 2012 00:00 By Ellen Dannin, Truthout | Op-Ed Now you see men. Now you don’t. When it comes to being an expert on birth control and women’s sexuality, men are apparently the experts, the go-to guys. Men are twice as likely as women to be pundits on birth control on cable news, and men were the sole panelists...

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Intimacy 2012

Intimacy 2012

This article about a new HBO series entitled, “Girls,” is hardly what we fought for as feminists wanting sexual liberation. It is, however, just what the corporatized sex industry grooms consumers to desire. Women who want to assimilate by imitating “the boys,” and/or accepting the role of a depersonalized sex object– wanting to feel nothing. It is a testament to our...

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