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A New Paradigm for Thinking About Prostitution

Posted by Jack Stephens on June 5, 2008

Louise Livesey blogs:

Over at Genderberg is this piece on a new paradigm for thinking about prostitution. And it’s fabulous!

To cut to the core, it argues new moves in Sweden and Scotland are part of a move from a Build-A-Better-Whore paradigm to a Build-More-Sexually-Responsible-Men paradigm

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Vagina??

Posted by Jack Stephens on March 2, 2008

The Apostate blogs about a new feature on Feministing:

I’m so glad Jessica is out there.

Their new feature — Friday Feminist Fuck You — is great. There is something very powerful about young smart happy women saying Fuck You to the anti-feminist powers that be.

Here’s the first video — it’s very cute and spot-on. I’m not surprised it’s given birth to a Facebook fan-group.

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Blog For Sex Education Day

Posted by Jack Stephens on June 6, 2007

Bloggers around the blogosphere bloged for the need of sex education.

Renegade has a list of links from people who have blogged on Blog For Sex Education Day.

Here are a few notable (of the many) blogs:

Axé:

I blogged for sex education by ranting and raving with my younger brother about the ridiculous experiences we have had, and faux logic we have heard, from Louisiana and a few other men. We do not know what they are really up to as we do not understand them, but our provisional theory is that patriarchy + guilt about sex not only ruins sex but interdicts the possibility of non-faux relationship…(Read More)

Jack Goff:

Bottom line is that sexual education that is truthful and contraception-oriented, with emphasis on testing and personal responsibility, coupled with a feminist understanding of consent, is the ONLY education for our children that assesses reality, and will minimize risk in sexually active people…(Read More)

Jim K:

Seems from their point of view, if you’re going to say something about gay people, you’ve got to say something ugly. You should talk about what a dirty and disease-ridden bunch of promiscuous child-molesters they all are, you should take every aspect of the negative stereotype and teach it as fact (is this what the term “gospel truth” means?) in the classroom. You should tell students that sexual orientation is a choice, and that gay people can change if they want to — oh, and be sure to include as many lurid details of sex practices as possible, especially if they can be made to sound disgusting…(Read More)

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Sexual Abuse and Aboriginal Children in Australia

Posted by Jack Stephens on June 3, 2007

Brownfemipower links a report entitled “Bringing Them Home report: an Australian inquiry into the forced removal of aboriginal children in Australia from their communities/families.”

Posted in First People Issues, Institutionalized Racism, International, Male Supremacy, People of Color, Racism, Sexuality, White Supremacy, Women of Color | Leave a Comment »

Coco Dorm Controversy

Posted by Jack Stephens on May 11, 2007

Darian Aaron, of the blog Living Out Loud with Darian, writes about promescuity and gay culture:

In the wake of the latest Coco Dorm controversy and a recent outing to see the sexually driven film Boy Culture (which is excellent by the way), I’ve been pondering over the widely held belief that all gay men are promiscuous. You’ve heard people say before that being gay is all about sex and that gay men cannot maintain long -lasting relationships…

So to say that all gay men are promiscious is an unfair generalization. How many of us have straight male friends who are constantly competing to see how many women they’ve slept with; as if they’re going to get a trophy for being in the triple digits? This behavior is not only condoned in many circles but it is considered an example of true masculinity.

Queer Kid of Color writes:

Coco Dorm (operated by the owners of Flavalife/men) is in yet another brawl with the Health Department. I don’t give a fuck how much money you make off of videos showcasing men bare backing; no money in the world can cure any of these men if they are infected. I don’t like the powers that be at Coco Dorm and I commend Darian, Jasmyne Cannick and the other bloggers who are taking the initiative in raising awareness on what these disgusting savages are doing.

Jasmyne Cannick blogs:

There’s a lot of money to be made in sex, and gay male sex at that. But what’s the cost? Our lives? And I am posing the question because like I said, I know people who thrown these types of parties here in Los Angeles and while I have never gone, friends of mine have and it bothers me because they’re playing Russian Roulette.

I suspect that like with the down low, the South Florida story tonight may spark a national discussion on the sexual practices of gay men, and we will be right smack dab in the middle of it. And like with the down low, it will get labeled as a Black thing, when we all know that bath houses from here to Japan, cater to white gay men among others.

Bernie, of the blog Bejata, states:

I am a Black gay man who loves my Black gay brothers unconditionally. I am always concerned about our collective well-being. I can’t sit idly by, staring at a video image, knowing the people I’m watching may be unnecessarily putting themselves at risk of infectious disease while someone else makes money off of it. That’s not sexy. That’s not hot.

Instead of trying to silence bloggers for writing about what’s going on, perhaps Flavaworks should spend more time really doing something to keep their models safe.

Posted in Black Issues, Blog, Commodification, Contemporary Racism, Government, Heterosexism, HIV/AIDS, LGBTQI Issues, People of Color, Sexuality | 2 Comments »

The Virginia Tech Killer: Its da fault of dem gays!

Posted by Jack Stephens on May 7, 2007

Tom blogs about a headline he saw for The Globe, a national tabloid newspaper, which read “Killer’s Secrete Gay Life: What Really Drove Him to Kill,” in the blog tom’s music film ohio politics n stuff:

Who will buy this magazine because of the headline? Many buy the tabloids for humor because of the preposterousness of it all. But this isn’t funny. The more likely readers are those who are looking for confirmation that gay people are evil and depraved.

Cho Seung-Hui mentioned in his ramblings of his disdain for being bullied — including being called “gay.” Incredibly sad and ironic that he is called gay even after death. And if you haven’t noticed, it is still being used as a negative slur.

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Love of Drag Queens and Trans People

Posted by Jack Stephens on April 24, 2007

Queer Kid of Color writes about drag queens and trans people and the roles they have played in society:

It may be difficult for people to understand why many look up to these parodies of women and why many find them funny and how they became prime in the gay community. The truth of the matter is that drag queens deserve every adulation that comes to them, because they set the standards, they redefined gender, and they were the main component in the revolution against ignorance and what we now come to know as the Gay and Lesbian Civil Rights movement. On June of 1969, not thinking of the consequences of her actions, Sylvia Rivera, a then 17 year old drag queen initiated the Stonewall riots. This tall, thin, fragile being led what would become known as the start of the Gay & Lesbian Civil Rights movement.

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Family Planning, This Time Without the “Family” or the “Planning”

Posted by Jack Stephens on April 23, 2007

Kafka4prez blogs about the World Bank’s efforts on family planning in the blog the f-word:

A high-up official at the World Bank ordered all references to family planning to be deleted from a report about Madagascar, according to The Guardian.

According to a leaked email, Juan José Daboub, managing director of the World Bank, “ordered staff to remove all references to family planning from its country assistance programme document for Madagascar”.

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Family Planning, This Time Without the “Family” or the “Planning”

Posted by Jack Stephens on April 23, 2007

Kafka4prez blogs about the World Bank’s efforts on family planning in the blog the f-word:

A high-up official at the World Bank ordered all references to family planning to be deleted from a report about Madagascar, according to The Guardian.

According to a leaked email, Juan José Daboub, managing director of the World Bank, “ordered staff to remove all references to family planning from its country assistance programme document for Madagascar”.

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Homosexuality, Saudi Arabia, and the West

Posted by Jack Stephens on April 15, 2007

The blogger of Gay Persons of Color quotes an article from the May 2007 issue of the Atlantic Monthly:

In The History of Sexuality, a multivolume work published in the 1970s and ’80s, Michel Foucault proposed his famous thesis that Western academic, medical, and political discourse of the 18th and 19th centuries had produced the idea of the homosexual as a deviant type: In Western society, homosexuality changed from being a behavior (what you do) to an identity (who you are).

In the Middle East, however, homosexual behavior remained just that—an act, not an orientation. That is not to say that Middle Eastern men who had sex with other men were freely tolerated. But they were not automatically labeled deviant…

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Your Very Own Mini-Natives!

Posted by Jack Stephens on April 14, 2007

Spottedele blogs about miniature figurines she found in a mail-in catalog which represented Native Americans:

In case you didn’t notice it, there’s a problem with the representation of sexuality in these figures**. The context here involves making “jokes” about people of color. White people have treated people of color as less than human, and we’ve tried to control their sexuality as well. Women of color are usually represented as having high sex drives and willingly having sex with anyone. These supposed traits make them fair game for white men in America, and frankly, I can’t bring myself to imagine what the cacti as breasts really represent. No, it isn’t just harmless fun. Men of color are either demonized as a threat to all white women due to their raging, animalistic*** sexuality, or they’re mocked as impotent. This planter encourages people to keep that tradition alive.

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Corporate Sex

Posted by Jack Stephens on March 31, 2007

Queer Dewd writes about sex in the corporate work place:

What is it with corporate America? I’ve realized that it’s no wonder a lot of people think I’m a freak. Most people spend their lives in a corporate America where it’s de riguer to act as if humans don’t actually have sex or know what it is. Which is a laff a minute given what drives corporate America otherwise: sex. Selling sex, sex, and more sex. I mean christ, among other things, we’re selling cars, boats, yachts, aircraft and lord knows what else. All of those things are sold, each and everyday, on the basis of advertisements and a cultural tapestry of various symbolism which associate cars, boats, yachts, and aircraft with sex, sex, sex.

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