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Things Are Good: Caring People Have More Sex

It turns out that nice guys do get the girl (but not these nice guys), and nice girls too! Altruism has been linked to more sexual partners and better relationships. There is a growing body of research that connects people who are emphatic are good partners to have in life. Over at Scientific American . . . → Read More: Things Are Good: Caring People Have More Sex

Dead Wild Roses: Why Defining Your Terms is Important – Sex and Gender

How weird is it that such basic concepts can cause so much furor? It is almost like a certain category of men have decided they strongly dislike a particular objective fact, and expect the rest of the world to fall in line with their new orthodoxy (because they say so). Conveniently, when it come to . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Why Defining Your Terms is Important – Sex and Gender

Dead Wild Roses: Genderist and Feminist conceptions of Sex and Gender

Notes from the gender debate that is ongoing in society. I think that the sooner we recognize that gender is a harmful social construct and move toward removing it from society, the better off we’ll be.

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Filed under: Feminism, Gender Issues Tagged: Feminists, Gender, Genderists, sex

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Scripturient: Neanderthals: a love story

Squat, hairy, broad shoulders, a big nose, beetle-browed with a low forehead. As Blind Willie McTell wrote in his classic song, Statesboro Blues, “I know ain’t good lookin’, but I swear I’m some sweet woman’s angel child.” That line might have been written for early Neanderthal cousins. First described as dim-witted and brutish, our more … Continue reading “Neanderthals: a love story” . . . → Read More: Scripturient: Neanderthals: a love story

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Bottom Of the Barrel Brad

What’s with Saskatchewan generating unkind Conservative politicians named Brad? Brad “Bumpkin” “Two Finger” Trost threw together some stock images into a meme against people in love being married. Something inadvertantly hilarious about would-be CPC leader Brad Trost using 2 stiff fingers to oppose gay marriage pic.twitter.com/Yuch53fccQ — Robyn Urback (@RobynUrback) September 15, 2016 Dear Brad […] . . . → Read More: Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Bottom Of the Barrel Brad

Things Are Good: Teenage Pregnancy Rates Plummet Thanks to Birth Control

Just over a decade ago the documentary The Education of Shelby Knox looked at how pathetically backwards sex education is in the USA. Thanks to documentaries and compounding evidence that asbstinance-only education has no impact on teen pregnancy rates (it does increase STI/STD rates though!) sex education is no different. The USA is catching up […]

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THE CAREGIVERS' LIVING ROOM A Blog by Donna Thomson: CAN DISABILITY PARENTS HAVE A SEX LIFE?

There’s something about caring for a child with disabilities that takes the “red” out of “hot” in the marital bed.  The arrival of a baby, healthy or not, can often put a damper on sex in the city.  I remember comparing notes with other young… . . . → Read More: THE CAREGIVERS’ LIVING ROOM A Blog by Donna Thomson: CAN DISABILITY PARENTS HAVE A SEX LIFE?

THE CAREGIVERS' LIVING ROOM A Blog by Donna Thomson: CAN DISABILITY PARENTS HAVE A SEX LIFE?

There’s something about caring for a child with disabilities that takes the “red” out of “hot” in the marital bed.  The arrival of a baby, healthy or not, can often put a damper on sex in the city.  I remember comparing notes with other young… . . . → Read More: THE CAREGIVERS' LIVING ROOM A Blog by Donna Thomson: CAN DISABILITY PARENTS HAVE A SEX LIFE?

Things Are Good: Easy HPV Testing From Eve Kit

HPV is a virus that can lead to cancer, but is generally easy to test for and prevent. It can be an awkward experience getting tested though, and that is where a new crowd sourced intuitive, the Eve Kit, comes into play. It’s a simple to use STI and HPV testing kit that women can […]

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Dead Wild Roses: Rebecca Reilly-Cooper: What I believe about Sex and Gender (Part 2)

Rebecca Reilly-Cooper continues her examination of sex and gender in part 2. (Did you miss part 1?)   Gender 10. The oppression linked to sex begins at birth, operating through the social imposition of gender. Gender is the label that feminists use to describe the value system that prescribes and proscribes forms of behaviour and appearance for […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Rebecca Reilly-Cooper: What I believe about Sex and Gender (Part 2)

Dead Wild Roses: Rebecca Reilly-Cooper: What I believe about Sex and Gender (Part One).

Ms. Reilly-Cooper has done some fantastic foundational work describing what sex and gender is and, more importantly, how many radical feminists approach the topic. This will be a long post and a feature here at DWR as it is a resource too good not to replicate. “Sex 1. Humans, like the vast majority of species, reproduce sexually. […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Rebecca Reilly-Cooper: What I believe about Sex and Gender (Part One).

Things Are Good: Abstinence Only Sex Education Loses Funding in the USA

President Obama has cut funding for abstinence only sex education in the 2017 federal budget. The lack of adequate sex education has led to health crises and too many unwanted pregnancies (which is made worse by places lacking proper rights for women) in the USA. It’s so bad in some of the states that documentaries […]

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Things Are Good: Environmentally Friendly Condoms

Condoms are great for your health but unfortunately aren’t so great for the environment. Condoms are made out of rubber which can be sourced from sketchy places, and now a company wants us to change where we get our rubber from for condoms. It is good to see a company push for eco-friendly sex products. […]

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Politics, Re-Spun: Ashley Madison Is Not Nearly So Black and White

The Ashley Madison hack is bad news for cheaters—and just as terrible for everyone else – By Harris O’Malley

It’s like the royal family: glamorize them so we can bash them down to earth.

A bit of a mindfuck.

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Dead Wild Roses: Because words matter: Differences Between Sex and Gender

Every once and awhile something good bubbles up from the seething mass known as tumblr. This is a good summary of what sex and gender are and how they interact in our society.

 

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A Puff of Absurdity: On Marriage and Divorce and Trolls and Haters

I moderate my comments because I once got 67 comments about carpet cleaning on one post. I rarely get comments at all, so I hate to block any I do get, but an anonymous writer sent in a comment on my recent post on Krakauer’s latest book. The comment had little to do with . . . → Read More: A Puff of Absurdity: On Marriage and Divorce and Trolls and Haters

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Rise Of The “Religious Assailant”

Reuters has brought a new phrase to the surface in an effort to describe someone religiously and politically motivated to attempt to murder peaceful political demonstrators.

“Religious assailant” is far more precise than “terrorist”.

I wonder what a search of @Reuters for "Religious assailant" turns up in other similar terrorist attacks?

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Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Protesting Censorship in Sask will get you Censored

A Swift Current person censored a dancer criticizing the Saskatchewan Government. The Premier’s home is Swift Current. A recording is available and is not really work safe.

Rosie Bitts Interrupted at Chautauqua via Soundcloud

A Puff of Absurdity: Sex Ed Redux

The papers are full of stories about the fight for and against new sex education legislation.  Wynne seems to be holding her ground this time, though, so I’m not sure any of the debating will come to anything.  But it’s raised some interesting questions and ideas, and provoked a long talk with my 10-year-old . . . → Read More: A Puff of Absurdity: Sex Ed Redux

Scripturient: Blog & Commentary: Ontario’s Sex Education

As Frank Zappa sang in his 1968 song, What’s The Ugliest Part Of Your Body?: What’s the ugliest Part of your body? What’s the ugliest Part of your body? Some say your nose Some say your toes I think it’s your mind, your mind, I think it’s YOUR MIND, woo woo I’m not a fan . . . → Read More: Scripturient: Blog & Commentary: Ontario’s Sex Education

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Where Abstinence Sex-Ed Goes Wrong

She's being completely condescending. "You can look up anything on the internet" Then refers him to site on abstinence education!

— Alice Dreger (@AliceDreger) April 15, 2015

"You'll find a good girl. If you find one that says 'no,' that's the one you want." HE ACTUALLY JUST SAID THAT.

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A Puff of Absurdity: Changing the Curriculum

Months ago, Kathleen Wynne proposed guidelines for sex ed in Ontario, and many parents are still furious.  A group called Campaign Life Coalition has put quite a spin on it all.  In grade one, kids learn all the correct names for all the parts of their body. CLC calls that “graphic lessons on sexual . . . → Read More: A Puff of Absurdity: Changing the Curriculum

A Puff of Absurdity: On Sex Ed, Double Standards, and the Red Herring of Consent

We discussed Erin Anderson’s article from Friday’s Globe and Mail in my philosophy class on Friday, and it provoked a whole gamut of topics.  I’ll try to encapsulate some of them here.  The article starts with an important question:

“The question left is whether we’ll waste this moment, leaving the teenagers today to have the . . . → Read More: A Puff of Absurdity: On Sex Ed, Double Standards, and the Red Herring of Consent

A Puff of Absurdity: It’ll Be Fast: On Yes Means Yes

Globe and Mail.

I was struck by the report of an intimate exchange between a man and woman in today’s Globe & Mail; the woman later questioned how consensual the act really was.  She said, “Please stop,” and he responded, “It’ll be fast.”  Later she says “yes,” then later again “no.”

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Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Conservatives Learning Lessons of History

11. Government handing over the most vulnerable to religious groups has worked out well in Canadian history: look at the residential schools

— Jeet Heer (@HeerJeet) November 10, 2014

1. Canada is now a country that will offer sex workers the "option" of being sent to religious reeducation camps: https://t.co/sxaDIW1bC5

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