Vqueeram Aditya, "In the Fight Against 377, Queer Politics Needs to Move Beyond Privacy"
"We need to also fight the Anti-Trafficking Bill, because once it becomes law, it will effectively criminalise all non-normative sexuality."
BJ Colangelo, "Cleveland Neighborhoods 'Redlined' in the 1930s Are the Same Ones Dealing With Lead, Sexual Assault, Poverty and Poor Internet Issues Today"
"[S]enior research associates with Case Western Reserve University's Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education discovered a correlation in the data related to the legacy of housing segregation and discrimination in Cleveland and the current rates of poverty and crime within the city's neighborhoods."
T. Cooper, "My Adventures at a Camp for Transgender Men"
"Camp Lost Boys offers archery, ropes courses, hiking, swimming, zip lines, horses, biking, campfires—all the usual fare. 'There are spaces for transmasculine people or people masculine of center,' Rocco points out, 'but no other event that caters to men who want to be seen as, read as, and live their lives solely as men.'"
Matthew Dessem, "Michelle Wolf Gets Patriotic for a Red, White, and Blue Salute to Abortion"
"Please enjoy The Break’s 10th Annual Salute to Abortion"
Elaine Edwards, "Hundreds march for better transgender healthcare"
"About 300 people protested in Dublin on Saturday to call for proper healthcare within the State for members of the transgender and non-binary community."
Ashley Fetters, "Finding the Lost Generation of Sperm Donors"
"Tens of thousands of donor-conceived children grew up thinking they'd never know their biological fathers. Now, they have a chance to."
Marsha Gessen, "Martin Duberman on What the Gay-Rights Movement Has Lost"
"In a new book, the historian and playwright Martin Duberman challenges this commonly held view of the triumph of the L.G.B.T.Q. movement. He does it bluntly enough: the book is titled Has the Gay Movement Failed?"
Jeanna Kadlec, "I Found God at Queer Summer Camp"
"I left the evangelical church when I came out as a lesbian. Then I found faith again in the place I least expected."
Eric Levitz, "It’s Normal for the U.S. to Put Corporate Profits Above Babies’ Health"
"But while discouraging the use of baby formula had a clear upside (fewer dead infants), it also had a big drawback — lower profits for the companies that sell the baby formula (that’s contributing to the death of many infants). And the Trump administration ultimately decided that it was more pro-profit than pro-life."
Taylor Lorenz, "Stop Live-Tweeting Strangers Flirting"
"Secretly photographing people or live-tweeting their every word to exploit them for content (and, maybe, viral fame) is gross, but the depths to which Blair and Hardaway sank were particularly troublesome."
Esme Mazzeo, "My Wheelchair Glamour Shoot"
"As a disabled woman, society has always told me I’m not sexy. I decided to prove them all wrong."
Claire Rudy Foster, "Planning My Wedding as a Non-Binary Bride"
"I couldn’t even pick a pronoun. How was I supposed to decide what to wear on the most important day of my life?"
Lucie Shelly, "Is the truth of sex work finally being told in fiction?"
"After centuries of male fantasy, female writers such as Rachel Kushner are revealing the contemporary reality of sex work – a truer picture than the one found in nostalgic historical novels"
Nichole Thompson and Shawn Jeffords, "Ontario Is Going Back To Old Sex Ed Curriculum Next Year"
"Ontario schools will go back to teaching the same sex-ed curriculum they did in the late 1990s this fall after the province's new government announced Wednesday it was revoking an updated version brought in by the previous regime."
The FBI began investigating call house prostitution in the fall of 1935, and J. Edgar Hoover announced a nationwide attack on vice rings—criminal networks devoted to profiting off of prostitution—in February 1936. For the remainder of that year newspapers across the country routinely published articles about the FBI’s daring exploits against organized vice and their targeting of the madams—frequently called “vice queens”—who profited from New York City’s sex marketplace.
Hoover’s campaign positioned the FBI as the protector of young women, morality, and public order. FBI rhetoric accentuated the naïveté of the young women while dramatizing the social and sexual perversity of the vice queens. The telling of these stories repeatedly erased the sexual agency of sex workers, and the FBI reinvented them as either victims of unrealistic dreams or victims of greedy and duplicitous employers.
In the 1970s, Evangelical women published bestselling marriage manuals. These books encouraged millions of American women to have active and exciting sex lives. They also insisted that in order to find happiness, a woman must submit to her husband's divinely ordained authority.
Sexing History Swag
The Heart's "Ultraslut"
"In this episode, we continue our conversation on gender and femininity and look at what happens when we move out of the heterosexual dating world and into the queer one."
Making Gay History's "Phyllis Lyon & Del Martin"
"Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin were the originals. With six other women, they co-founded the Daughters of Bilitis - the very first lesbian organization in the U.S."
Fernando Carpaneda's "New Portraits"
"Fernando Carpaneda 'New Portraits' is a series of paintings and drawings depicting the beauty and the sensuality of men and women. The work seeks to provoke debates and questions about equality, in the sense of valuing the human being."