Posts Tagged ‘Edward Shorter’
Sexual Misconduct in the FBI
Accountability for Sexual Misconduct May Vary Sexual misconduct stories, such as the one the Associated Press reported recently, don’t just “shake senior ranks” of the FBI. They shake everyone with a social conscience. Such workplace harassment is absolutely intolerable in an era where women are expected to aspire in the workplace to careers, just as…Read More
Today’s Slayings Are Like Yesterday’s Lynchings
Slayings and Lynchings These tragic slayings of black transgender women are like the lynchings in Mississippi. Then, the victims were black males. This time, the murderers target a different subset of the population, and a different gender. But the cause is the same: the inability of a group of privileged males to handle cultural change.…Read More
There’s More to Good Sex Than Conversation
An Exchange of Power Mallory Yu wrote an interesting column called “How To Talk About Sex (And Consent): 4 Lessons From The Kink Community” for Shots, Health News From NPR. But there is a basic problem with all the author’s talk about plenty of conversation — put everything up front, blah. blah. It is that…Read More
Transgender Isn’t a Disorder
The World Health Organization (WHO) has just abolished transgender as a disorder. In its guide to diseases, WHO has replaced “gender identity disorder” with “marked incongruence” between gender at birth and current gender. Sexual Variants Are Not Disorders So, once again, psychiatry follows the headlines! It’s not science, it’s public relations. The initial mistake was…Read More
Why Fat-Shame Plus-Size Women?
Thin Models Advertise Plus-Size Lingerie Lindsay Lowe recently published an article on Today.com, “Plus Size Baby using thin models to advertise plus-size lingerie.” The article is excellent, but the subject matter is outrageous. Nowhere, in the cogent comments on this article, did I see the term “fat-shaming.” Yet that’s exactly what this promo campaign strives…Read More
Shame and Letting Go
Sexual Performance Anxiety A recent The Guardian article, ” ‘I mentally rehearse what to do’: the truth about sexual performance anxiety,” raises two issues: shame and letting go. Shame is particularly evident in cultures that frown upon hedonic pleasure. Southern Baptism, where the adoration of the Lord is preferred to the adoration of the flesh,…Read More
What Effect Does Porn Have on Behavior?
Why Most Academics Dislike Porn Derek Thompson wrote an article for The Atlantic entitled, “What Is Pornography Doing to Our Sex Lives?” This is a thoughtful piece about whether “porn is good or bad,” and I’d like to expand upon some of the points it covered. First of all, yes, it’s true that most academics…Read More
Intersexuality Changes Penetration and Command
The Future of Sexuality What is the future of sexuality? More of the same? No. I think we’re going to move forward in a different direction. Sexuality will be revolutionized. We will dethrone penetrative sexuality and embrace “intersexuality”–that is, women who behave like men, and men who behave like women. We’ve been talking about “breaking…Read More
Can Colleges Ban Porn?
Catholic universities, and other religious institutes of higher learning, have a right to maintain codes of morality that they see as consistent with their religious beliefs. If they think porn contradicts those beliefs, they have a right to prohibit it from campuses, including virtual premises. They have the right. But are they wise in doing…Read More
Porn: From Visual Images to Connectivity
The Start of the Porn Industry The porn industry owed its initial start to the male masturbation market in the 1970s. There was an enormous unsatisfied pool of male desire. It was in these years that images started to take over from “dime novels,” where all you had was text. (The appeal of text…Read More