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
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
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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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?
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?
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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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).
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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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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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.
If Ashley Madison were a straight infidelity website among heterosexual couples in a world of . . . → Read More: Politics, Re-Spun: Ashley Madison Is Not Nearly So Black and White
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.
“It seems like on here at tumblr there’s a lot of misinformation going around. people are using sex . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Because words matter: Differences Between Sex and Gender
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
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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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
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
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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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
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
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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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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One of the reasons I’m a dedicated librocubularist* can be found in a story on IFL Science that is headlined, “Learning New Words Activates The Same Brain Regions As Sex And Drugs.” It opens: While it doesn’t get much better than sex and drugs for many out there, new research has found that simply learning . . . → Read More: Scripturient: Blog & Commentary: Words, Your Brain and Sex
The plot is thickening around Jian Ghomeshi’s departure from the CBC as the radio star announces a $50-million lawsuit against the public broadcaster.
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