Like I promised, here’s a collection of sexy, thought-provoking articles that I never had a chance to write full articles on.
Thomas at Yes Means Yes breaks down a fascinating study at University of Michigan that compares men and women’s attitudes towards casual sex. It’s some pretty intense reading. Jury is still out on how gender non-conforming folk react to the same proposals…
A great breakdown by Melissa at Melissa Gira Grant about how the DNA foundation– championed by Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher to fight sex trafficking– was such a terrible failure. It’s unfortunate that well-meaning philanthropists and advocates so often fail to get to the systemic roots of an issue and instead through money and publicity at a symptom. Demi and Ashton did just that by campaigning to get men to stop buying sex from the industry. As a student of International Development, this article speaks volumes to me about how our culture gets caught up in very superficial attempts to deal with incredibly complex human rights and economic social welfare issues.
A fantastic writeup by The Humanist on why sex addiction just doesn’t exist. Marty Kline takes a hacksaw to the DSM and our societal and cultural standards regarding addiction, and the impossibility of creating therapy for a made-up disease. Great reading for those of you that appreciated the lambasting I did of the medical pharmaceutical-industrial complex after watching Orgasm Inc. Sometimes the medical community really does just MAKE STUFF UP.
Fuck the Disabled is a fabulous resources for not only “working with” by truly loving and embracing disabled sex. The approach is humanistic, down-to-earth, and full or real talk. It’s also neatly divided by the variety of disability the person is dealing with.
We Consent is a project started by sex workers and their allies that focuses on bringing awareness and information about the sex work industries to the foreground of our culture. I haven’t decided if I like the ethos around the venture, although I believe the goal is admirable and important for our society. Some of their write-ups come across a little self-indulgent, and more than a little biased. Tell me what you think!
That’s it for today. I’ll be back with more interesting reading soon!
Stay cool, queer kids.