I have had countless people who say they support the LGBTQ+ community tell me that bisexuality isn’t real. But then what does the ‘B’ in LGBTQ+ stand for?Read More
Instead, I deserved to say no to pain and discomfort. These lessons attuned me to my own body, a heightened attention that allowed me to determine, yes that feels good and no that doesn’t feel so good and subsequently establish that a “yes” belonged to sex and a “no” belonged to a sexual act from which I could revoke consent.
Just like anything else, fashion and culture happen in cycles. By the 1950s, sexy had morphed into the curve-crazed idolization of the pin-up girl – sporting form-fitting, hourglass styles of clothing reminiscent of the corset. Only this time, the garments were meant to be seen.Read More
Despite so much progress, we are still pressured to set standards for ourselves that engender shame. We give others grace, we love to see them empowered, but hold ourselves to different standards. Can we unlearn this and disentangle our self-perceived worth from our “body count”?Read More
Had it not been for poorly-structured sex education classes in high school, I wouldn’t have been so upset with myself when I found out I had chlamydia my second year of college.Read More
Maybe this means women really are witches… and I’m not mad about that.Read More
Encouraging sex education in schooling is not encouraging adolescent sex. It ensures a comprehensive understanding of the role sex plays in our lives and helps prepare teenagers for healthy relationships with themselves and their partners.Read More
I keep telling myself that a crazy heavy flow and the constant consumption of Advil isn’t that bad. And in the grand scheme of things, it isn’t. But the fact that women simultaneously give up control of their bodies to gain it back in another aspect demonstrates that there is more work to be done.Read More
I knew immediately what had just happened. I felt ashamed because I had been fooled over and over and over again. All this time I thought I was finding gold, it was only bits of tin foil.Read More
We go on these platforms like Warcraft to escape from the awfulness of society and have some fun. I shouldn’t have to pretend to be a man just to feel safe on a moderated public server. I shouldn’t have to be a man just to receive an appropriate amount of respect or to validate the worth of my romantic relationships to others.Read More
That is the core reasoning as to why most opposing individuals reject women’s accessibility to birth control. Of course, this isn’t a new tactic for the Religious Right, one of the main opponents of pretty much anything have to do with female liberties/empowerment. Their rhetoric consists near entirely of “women should be subservient” and “birth control turns your uterus into a graveyard”.Read More
Birth control does prevent pregnancy in women who aren’t ready to have children, but it does so much more. Among preventing certain types of cancer, birth control clears acne, regulates periods in women with irregular periods or hormone imbalances, help with disorders surrounding a girls’ period, and lessen the severity of periods.Read More
Imagine dying to be oppressed so badly that you ignore the fact that people literally died under this oppression. Additionally, by trying to lay claim to a struggle that either isn’t yours or doesn’t even exist, you completely invalidate the experiences and emotions of those around you.Read More
“The Poetic Ramblings of an Aquarius” is an illuminating, honest, and heart wrenching collection of short poems by Dakota Divinity.Read More
Sharpened with visceral anatomical and religious imagery, Lovelace’s poems brim with the power to pull at readers both physically and emotionally--an ability which mirrors the emotions and physicality of mothering that leaves readers to contend with the implications of these traumas.
What does it mean that we repeatedly see sexually enlightened women in media depictions facing repercussions for their actions? And what are the implications of this single narrative?
Despite making up over half the demographic of the LGBT+ community, bisexual representation in the media is sorely lacking. When it does occur -- if it does occur -- it’s rarely positive or impactful.Read More
A study published in The Journal of Sex Research surveyed 1,040 people in regards to their kinky preferences. From those, 45.6% reported would like more kink in their lives, while 33.9% claimed to have partaken in a kinky act. If this were macro-scaled, that would be almost half the population.Read More