Tag Archive: sex positivity

Jul 11

My vulva

I like it bald. I didn’t used to. Heck, for a long time I couldn’t even shave my legs (too sensitive) much less my cunt. The thought of shaving past my bikini line turned my stomach. Shaved vulvae looked like prepubescent children. Who the hell wanted their cunt to look like that was beyond me. …

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Jul 09

Raising a daughter

I look in my daughters eyes and I don’t want to think about it. There is innocence in them. Her worst nightmares are still that someone stole her cookie. She doesn’t know real horror, and I will have to prepare her for it while hoping it never happens. I want her to find sex pleasurable. …

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Jun 21

Are harassment policies “sex negative”

Short answer: No, harassment policies are sex neutral at worst and sex positive at best. I probably need to explain some things before that makes sense. Sex positivity is, by any sensible definition, not simply “yay, sex is awesome.” It’s far more complicated than that. Sex positivity is a view that considers sex, and sex …

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May 09

Calling all sluts

Since I have at least a few Canadian readers here, I thought it relevant to post an upcoming event in the London, Ontario region. On Saturday May 12th, London’s second annual Solidarity SlutWalk will be held at Victoria Park from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. For those of you who have never heard of SlutWalk: …

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Apr 12

A response to Taslima Nasreen

In your post Do women really ‘choose’ to be prostitutes, you ask whether people would encourage their daughters to become prostitutes. I am going to say to that no, I would not ‘encourage’ my daughter, or son for that matter, to pursue prostitution as an occupation. I would, however, support their choice if either of …

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Feb 26

Birth control and weak arguments

Some arguments are weak, not because they don’t argue the point well, but because they miss the big picture. I noticed this the first time I posted Fluke’s video here, and it appears I am not the only one. Amanda Marcotte at Pandagon addresses those kinds of arguments that miss the point altogether. The most …

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Feb 24

Of course they don’t want this shown on television

It is a well reasoned statement from a woman. The only problem I have with Fluke’s statement is that it primarily argued that a woman’s access to birth control was necessary for other medical reasons aside from preventing pregnancy. While this is true, I would have preferred to see more argument directed at why a …

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Feb 22

Things I think about

First and foremost, I am a parent. I know many people like to think that their own person-hood comes before their children’s, but that line of thought for me can be dangerous.  Thinking of my role as a parent being of greater significance, helps remind me that there are greater reasons for me to remain …

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