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
This hurdle is then multiplied when you identify with one of these social groups while working in a field historically, and contemporarily, dominated by heterosexual men. And let’s be honest, how many fields haven’t been historically, and contemporarily, dominated by heterosexual men?
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
While sexual liberation is certainly a constructive outcome of contemporary feminism, it has also left a large fault line. A grey area not only exists within our culture but persists. As Traister underscores, in our society, “outside of sexual assault, there is little critique of sex.Read More