Saturday, November 4, 2017

Sex/Sexuality/Intimate Relationships (Ongoing Archive)

Almendrala, Anna. "Crisis Pregnancy Centers Have Another Mission: Public School Sex Ed." Huffington Post (June 10, 2018) ["But they may have met their match in these Gen X parents, who are fighting back."]

Angyal, Chloe. "A Few Words About Reclaiming the Word 'Slut'." Feministing (May 16, 2011)

Bacharach, Jacob. "The Usual Suspects: Kevin Spacey and the problem of the 'open secret'—from Hollywood to Broadway," The Baffler (November 7, 2017)

Ballinger, Jeff. "Nike’s Sexual Harassment Record in Asia: Think Roy Moore Times 100s Per Year for 35 Years!" Counterpunch (November 13, 2017)

Bambury, Brent. "'Being groomed': How Hollywood preys upon young male actors." Day 6 (November 3, 2017)

Banaji, Mahzarin and Michael Rosenfled. "Radically Normal: How Gay Rights Activists Changed The Minds Of Their Opponents." Hidden Brain (April 8, 2019)

Baptie, Trisha and Gunilla Ekberg. "Prostitution and Women's Equality: Imagining More for Women, Parts 1 and 2." Needs No Introduction (March 24 and 31, 2011) [Part 1 and Part 2]

Barna, Daniel. "How Cam Flips Hollywood's View of Sex Workers." Playboy (November 20, 2018)

Benshoff, Henry M. "Brokering Brokeback Mountain — a local reception study." Jump Cut #50 (Spring 2008)

Benton, Michael. "American Sex and Sexuality 2.0 Dialogic (May 27, 2010)

---. "Getting off on John Cameron Mitchell’s Shortbus." North of Center (March 30, 2011)

Borden, Amy. "At the global market: Ousmane Sembène’s Moolaadé and the economics of women’s rights." Jump Cut #53 (Summer 2011)

Botton, Alain De. "The True Hard Work of Love and Relationships." On Being (February 9, 2017) [This is a wise discussion about personal relationships that has ramifications for how we relate in general to the broader world! Doesn't this seem like something that should be taught at an early age and that we should be having very frank discussions about. Lets dispel the myths/mystification surrounding personal relationships!]

Bombach, Alexandria. "On Her Shoulders: Stunning Film Follows Nobel Peace Winner Nadia Murad’s Fight to End Sexual Violence." Democracy Now (January 3, 2019) ["We look at the remarkable story of Nadia Murad, the Yazidi human rights activist from Iraq who was recently awarded the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize. Murad was kidnapped by the Islamic State in 2014 and repeatedly raped as she was held in captivity. After managing to escape, Murad fled Iraq and has dedicated her life to drawing international attention to the plight of the Yazidi people. The documentary “On Her Shoulders” follows Murad as she shares her story with the world. The documentary has been shortlisted for an Academy Award for Best Documentary and recently received the Columbia Journalism duPont Award. We speak with the film’s award-winning director Alexandria Bombach."]

Brown, Adrienne Marie. "Love as Political Resistance: Lessons from Audre Lorde and Octavia Butler." Bitch (February 14, 2017)

Chan, Karen B.K. "Should Sex Be Like Jazz." Sociological Images (March 4, 2013)

Chang, Lauren and Shira Taylor. "Sex Ed Through Social Action Theatre." Talking Radical Radio (November 6, 2018)

Ezie, Chinyere and Dean Spade. "Brick by Brick - 50 Years after Stonewall." Activist Files #15 (June 20, 2019) ["Staff Attorney Chinyere Ezie and Dean Spade, author, activist, and law professor at Seattle University School of Law, discuss the state of the queer and trans rights movement in the U.S. today, 50 years after the Stonewall uprising. Chinyere and Dean reflect on the formal progress that queer and trans communities have seen in the past half century, as well as the many more struggles that their marginalized members are still fighting today. They explain the phenomenon of pinkwashing and show how the mantle of “gay rights” has been co-opted by right-wing actors, while highlighting the need for an alternative vision of queer and trans liberation that resists a monolithic narrative of integration into conservative institutions, including marriage and the military, and relies on a message of “sameness,” while erasing ongoing struggles for immigrants' rights, police accountability, prison abolition, and other issues that impact and are led by queer and trans people. Chinyere and Dean also address the ongoing epidemic of violence against trans women of color and articulate their hopes for the future of this work, including continuing to challenge laws that create what Chinyere calls a “discrimination-to-incarceration pipeline,” providing mutual aid, and thinking creatively about how queer communities will be impacted by – and have to collectively organize around – future threats, such as climate change. For more on Dean Spade’s work, check out the Queer Trans War Ban Toolkit."]

Collins, K. Austin, Michael Koresky and Farihah Zaman. "Queer Criticism." Film Comment Podcast (May 29, 2018) ["In his essay “Responsibilities of a Gay Film Critic”—first published in the January/February 1978 issue of Film Comment—Robin Wood wrote: “Critics are not, of course, supposed to talk personally. It is regarded as an embarrassment, as bad taste, and besides it is an affront to the famous ideal of ‘objectivity.’ . . . Yet I believe there will always be a close connection between critical theory, critical practice, and personal life; and it seems important that the critic should be aware of the personal bias that must inevitably affect his choice of theoretical position, and prepared to foreground it in his work.” Michael Koresky, Director of Editorial and Creative Strategy at the Film Society of Lincoln Center, invoked this landmark essay during a talk at the RiverRun International Film Festival in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, where he was joined by K. Austin Collins, critic at Vanity Fair, and filmmaker and critic Farihah Zaman. Addressing representation in recent films like Love, Simon and Call Me by Your Name, the process of identification, and the absence of sexuality in the Marvel universe, their conversation is an earnest and thoughtful consideration of movie-viewing while queer."]

Consent is Sexy [Website for the college campaign]

Corinna, Heather. "What Makes Someone Good in Bed?" Scarleteen (March 11, 2011)

Culp-Ressler, Tara. "New Study Disputes Robin Thicke, Finds Sexual Aggression Doesn’t Actually Have Blurred Lines." Think Progress (march 5, 2014)

"The Deadly Sex Trafficking Cycle in American Prisons." The Guardian (June 29, 2018) ["The Trap investigates how prisons and jails across the United States have become recruiting grounds for human traffickers, who are targeting incarcerated women and trafficking them out of correctional facilities and into pimp-controlled prostitution."]

Deighan, Samm and Kat Ellinger. "Sex Without Shame: The Telephone Book (1971) and Elle (2016)." Daughters of Darkness #27 (March 19, 2018) ["Kat and Samm return from a lengthy hiatus with this personal, boisterous episode that explores desire, consent, and sexuality by comparing two very different films: Nelson Lyon’s forgotten erotic classic, The Telephone Book (1971), and Paul Verhoeven’s challenging rape-revenge drama, Elle (2016). Made early in the porno chic period, before mainstream titles like Deep Throat (1972), The Telephone Book follows a young woman who becomes the target of an obscene caller. Instead of feeling victimized, she’s excited by the encounter and goes on a ribald odyssey through New York City to find her loquacious love. And though Elle’s approach is quite different, Kat and Samm discuss how it serves as an important counter example to the idea that such films can’t be made in recent years. Marking Verhoeven’s return to filmmaking in a decade, Elle stars the great Isabelle Huppert as Michele Leblanc, an unconventional business executive who is raped in her home by a masked attacker. Refusing to see herself as a victim, Michele becomes determined to learn her rapist’s identity and uncover his potential motivations. Hovering somewhere between domestic drama, rape revenge film, and black comedy, Elle explores complicated notions of power, consent, and intimacy."]

Devlin, Kate. "Love, Sex and Robots." Hidden Brain (March 11, 2019) ["This week on Hidden Brain, we reflect on the narrowing gap between humans and machines. What are the possibilities for deep, intimate relationships with artificial lovers? And does it help if those lovers are beautifully designed to look like human beings and have the faint glow of empathy and intelligence?"]

Ea, Prince. "Choose Your Friends with Caution." (Video: July 7, 2018)

Earp, Brian. "Choosing one’s own (sexual) identity: Shifting the terms of the ‘gay rights’ debate." Practical Ethics (January 26, 2012)

"Eimear McBride in Conversation with Jacqueline Rose." The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities (January 25, 2017) ["Since the publication of A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing in 2014 and The Lesser Bohemians this year, Eimear McBride has caused a literary sensation of a unique kind. Pushing modernism and the psyche each to their limits with her extraordinary rendering of bodies and minds in anguish (and sometimes joy), she confronts her reader with a set of challenges that many of us have not encountered before. She has been described by Jacqueline Rose as the writer of trauma in the modern world. In this conversation, Eimear McBride and Jacqueline Rose will talk of the future of modernism, sex and writing, and the forms of – not always welcome – attention paid to a woman writer who ventures down these paths."]

Elizabeth, Heather, et al. "Sex, Truth and Audio Tape: Shifting identities on a changing sexual landscape (Part 1)." Ideas (October 25, 2017) ["It's often been said that everything in the world is about sex, except sex itself — sex is about power. So what are we to make of today's sexual landscape, where we see the most diverse range of orientations and expressions of sexuality in history? Lesbian, gay, queer, cis, pansexual, leather daddies, stone butch, asexual... the list keeps growing. And there is entrenched push-back against that expansion. So who gets to say what about whom? And as the sexuality landscape broadens, what will it mean?"]

---. "Sex, Truth and Audio Tape: What does consent really mean? (Part 2)" Ideas (November 1, 2017) ["The Harvey Weinstein story has unleashed a veritable tsunami of sexual assault and harassment claims. And there's a huge gender gap at work: overwhelmingly, men are the accused perpetrators; women, the victims. IDEAS producer Mary O'Connell explores the motivations, conscious and unconscious, behind this disturbing dynamic. "]

Escoffier, Jeffrey, ed. Sexual Revolution. NY: Thunder's Mouth Press, 2003. (BCTC Library HQ 21 I85 2003) ["What does "sexual revolution" mean? When, how, and why did it begin? What, if anything, did it change? And what hope do we have that its ideals of equality and pleasure can be realized? From Susan Sontag's "Pornographic Imagination" to Al Goldstein's notorious review of Deep Throat, Sexual Revolution explores the cultural, economic, political, and moral consequences of new ways of sexual thinking and behaving — reclaiming the female orgasm and challenging the double standard; celebrating open marriage and homosexuality; and defying taboo and censorship. With Anne Koedt's classic "The Myth of the Vaginal Orgasm" and Norman Mailer's "The Homosexual Villain;" Helen Gurley Brown to Lenny Bruce — to name a few — this book features the voices of those who registered and provoked popular consciousness and transformed how we think about sex. Today, Dr. Phil talks about oral sex among grade-schoolers and porn star Jenna Jameson gets a six-figure advance for her memoirs. Something has changed, but Sexual Revolution reminds us that our sexuality remains a bitterly contested battleground. This collection includes selections by Erica Jong, Lawrence Lipton, Masters and Johnson, Betty Dodson, Gayle Rubin, Timothy Leary, Henry Miller, Huey Newton, Sigmund Freud, Simone de Beauvoir, and many others."]

Fabello, Melissa A. "Five Locker Room Myths About Penises Debunked." Everyday Feminism (April 28, 2013)

Fallana, Dia, et al. "Growin’ Up, Comin’ Out, Speakin’ Proud." Making Contact (June 10, 2009)

Farrow, Moses. "A Son Speaks Out." (May 23, 2018)

Fausto-Sterling, Anne. Sexing the Body: Gender Politics and the Construction of Sexuality. Basic Books, 2000.

Ferguson, Micheale L. "On the Job: Debating Sex Work." Boston Review (May 14, 2014) ["Does sexual liberation entail a laissez faire attitude toward sex, or can it involve the freedom to critically, consciously, and intentionally explore pleasure and desire?... Sexual liberation is best understood as the freedom to be curious about sex and about the broader economic and social context in which desire and sexuality are produced. It is the freedom to engage in pleasure as something to be indulged not mindlessly, but mindfully: observing our individual relationships to our bodies, to what turns us on or off, to what troubles us, and to how this may change over the course of our lives—observing all of this with curiosity."]

Filipovic, Jill. "The poorly reported Aziz Ansari exposé was a missed opportunity." The Guardian (January 16, 2018) 

Fisher, Mark. "Non-film: Steve McQueen’s Shame." Film Quarterly (January 2012)

Grant, Melissa Gira. "Stop Whore Stigma." The Dig (July 31, 2018) ["The SESTA/FOSTA law purportedly aims to curb sex trafficking. But as my guest Melissa Gira Grant explains, it actually denies sex workers access to online platforms to more safely conduct their business. It received just two "no" votes in the Senate: from Rand Paul and Ron Wyden. It's a problem of hegemony: prohibition has long been plain common sense. So, it's our job to change that. The first step is to make it clear that there is dissent, and that prohibition is self-evidently neither good policy nor good politics."]
Grimes, Andrea. "I Used to Be a Pro Life Republican." Hay Ladies (February 8, 2011)

Grossman, Andrew. "The Perverse Privilege of Degradation: American Politics in the Age of Assimilation." Bright Lights Film Journal #74 (November 2011)

Harris, Mark. "Still Looking: Is the representation of gays in today’s American cinema stuck in gear?" Film Comment (November/December 2016)

Hay Ladies ["... a blog about sex, gender and feminism in Texas. It was borne of love for righteous internet activism, Twitter hashtags and beer. And whiskey. And cats. It is mainly written and edited by Dallas journalist and anthropologist Andrea Grimes because she loves to put off real-life responsibilities in favor of blogging. Fellow contributors include graduate students, journalists and corporate shills writing under assumed names. We are always looking for more voices."]

Heath, Roderick. "A Dangerous Method (2011)." Ferdy on Films (December 18, 2011)

Heil, Emily and Maura Judkis. "Rape in the storage room. Groping at the bar. Why is the restaurant industry so terrible for women?" The Washington Post (November 17, 2017)

Herron, Elise. "Electronics Show Revokes Award For Oregon State University-Designed Sex Toy For Women." Willamette Week (January 8, 2019) [“You cannot pretend to be unbiased if you allow a sex robot for men but not a vagina-focused robotic massager for blended orgasm.”]

House, Silas. "Beshear lawsuit embarrasses state, tarnishes his legacy; Backward thinking on Ky.'s gay-marriage ban." Lexington Herald-Leader (May 13, 2014)

Ide, Enku. "On the Marriage Equality Act." Dialogic (March 26, 2013)

Jacobson, Jodi. "Senate Aides Knew of Second Kavanaugh Sexual Assault Claim & Tried to Rush His Confirmation." Democracy Now (September 24, 2018) ["Senator Dianne Feinstein is calling for the immediate postponement of the nomination proceedings of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh after a second woman has come forward alleging sexual misconduct by the judge. Deborah Ramirez, a former classmate of Kavanaugh’s at Yale University, has accused him of exposing himself and thrusting his penis into her face during a college party in a dorm room. Ramirez spoke on the record to The New Yorker and is now calling on the FBI to investigate her allegations. The New Yorker revealed Republican Senate aides learned of Ramirez’s allegations last week and responded by trying to quickly move Kavanaugh’s nomination ahead before the allegations became public. This comes as Dr. Christine Blasey Ford has agreed to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday about her allegations that Kavanaugh attempted to rape her when she was 15 years old and he was 17 years old. Kavanaugh has denied both accusations." Parts two: "“Survivors Must Be Heard”: 1,100 Alumnae of Dr. Blasey Ford’s H.S. Demand FBI Investigate Kavanaugh."]

Jacobsen, Jodi. "'They Did Not Care': How the GOP Dismissed Assault Accusations & Confirmed Kavanaugh." Democracy Now (October 8, 2018) ["Brett Kavanaugh was sworn in Saturday as an associate justice of the United States Supreme Court, just hours after the Senate voted to confirm him amid massive protests outside the Capitol. He will begin hearing cases Tuesday and could vote as early as Tuesday or Wednesday on a case that tests how much power courts would wield over the executive branch. His nomination came under intense public scrutiny after accusations of attempted rape and sexual assault surfaced. We begin our coverage with Jodi Jacobson, president and editor-in-chief of Rewire, who wrote a piece this weekend headlined “A 'Titanic Fraud': Susan Collins, the 'Moderate' Who Never Was.” Senator Collins “went on the floor of the Senate to literally gaslight the entire nation about both the process and the nominee himself,” Jacobson says, responding to Collins’s vote to confirm Kavanaugh."]

Jensen, Robert. "Pornography as a mirror: Do we want to look?" The F Word (August 30, 2011)

Johnson, Alex. "How to Queer Ecology: One Goose at a Time -- A lesson plan." Orion (March/April 2011)

Jolie, Rachel Anne. "Marxist Feminism: The Struggle Against Capitalist Patriarchal Hegemony." Revolutionary Left Radio (August 28, 2017) ["Topics include: A brief summary of the history of feminism, the differences between Marxist Feminism and Liberal Feminism, Sex Work, Trans rights, connections between the LGBTQ struggle and the labor struggle, the importance of intersectional Solidarity, and much more!"]

Jordan, Peter E.R. "Repressing the Male Gaze? Sidney J. Furie’s The Leather Boys and the Growing Pains of Post-War British Masculinity." Film Criticism 43.1 (March 2019) ["A re-appraisal of The Leather Boys (Sidney J. Furie, 1963) drawing on the theoretical work of Antony Easthope, Laura Mulvey and others. The article contextualizes the film’s narrative in the historical reality of 1960s Britain and discusses its impact prior to and on the eventual decriminalization of homosexuality. The film is, in many ways, an accurate articulation of a crisis of masculinity driven by a range of social changes, with the result that white heterosexual male identity was challenged and examined as never before. Furie’s pragmatic, apparently unsophisticated, no-frills direction belies the intelligence, sensitivity and integrity with which the director dissects a complex issue and infuses the narrative with a compelling and disarmingly simple humanity."]

Kay, Joseph. "Rape Culture." Libcom (March 13, 2012)

Kimmell, Michael. "Toward a Pedagogy of the Oppressor." Tikkun (November/December 2002)

Klibanoff, Eleanor. "Bill That Limits Child Marriage Proposed in Kentucky Senate." Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting (January 5, 2017)

Kuersten, Erich. "Sex is a Hen Decapitated: Bluebeard and the Eroticism of Catherine Breillat." Acidemic #6 (2012)

Lennard, Natasha. "Law Claiming to Fight Sex Trafficking is Doing the Opposite — By Cracking Down on Sex Work Organizing and Advocacy." The Intercept (June 13, 2018)

LGBT Pride Parades The Big Picture (July 8, 2011)

Lilygren, Deena. Takei or Not Takei - When Our Own Offend." LEO Weekly (November 29, 2017)

MacKinnon, Catherine. "Lovelace." Harvard University Press Blog (August 9, 2013)

McIntosh, Erik. "Viewer Beware: We Need More LGBTQ TV Role Models For Kids." The Los Angeles Review of Books (November 30, 2017)

McKibben, Sophie and Anjali Tsui. "Child Marriage in America." The Frontline Dispatch #1 (September 14, 2017) ["In the summer after 9th grade, 14-year-old Heather discovered she was pregnant. Her boyfriend Aaron was 24. At the time, marriage seemed like it could be a solution to their problems — and maybe a way to keep Aaron out of jail. ... reporter Anjali Tsui, an Abrams Journalism Fellow through the Frontline/Columbia Journalism School fellowship program, and producer Sophie McKibben go inside a battle playing out over child marriage in America."]

Misra, Tanvi. "The Local Fight to End Sexual Assault in Low-Wage Jobs." City Lab (January 2, 2018) ["Hospitality and domestic workers suffer staggering rates of sexual harassment and assault. But they are among women still largely omitted from the #MeToo movement—and many federal protections."]

Moniz, Tomaz. " Notes from the Frontlines of Bringing Up Girls: What I really want to tell my daughters about autonomy and sex, in the midst of a war on women." Yes! (October 3, 2012)

Murphy, Meghan. "Exploring prostitution and abolition: Activism, events and debates." The F Word (March 12, 2011)

Neuwirth, Jessica and Leana Wen. "'A Shameful Week for the U.S.: : Trump Admin Guts U.N. Resolution to End Rape as Weapon of War." Democracy Now (April 26, 2019) ["The Trump administration is under fire after the United Nations Security Council passed a resolution to end rape as a weapon of war on Tuesday that excluded any mention of sexual and reproductive health. The resolution was gutted after the U.S. threatened to veto the measure altogether unless language referencing reproductive health was taken out due to the Trump administration’s belief that the language was code for abortion. The watered-down measure also weakened references to the International Criminal Court, making it harder for women and girls to seek justice. We speak with Jessica Neuwirth, director of the Human Rights Program at Roosevelt House at Hunter College and the director of the Sisterhood Is Global Institute. She sent a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo protesting the U.S. stance on the Security Council resolution. We also speak with Planned Parenthood President Dr. Leana ." ]

Nordgren, Andie. "The Short Instructional Manifesto for Relationship Anarchy." Anarchist Library (July 14, 2012)

O'Neill, Terry and William Parker. "Senate Narrowly Defeats Anti-Contraception Bill as Reproductive Rights Come Under Sustained Attack." Democracy Now (March 2, 2012)

Papayanis, Marilyn Adler. "Sex on the Beach: The Yin Yang of Female Sex Tourism in Two Films." Bright Lights Film Journal #78 (November 2012)

Partanen, Anu and Jay Tomlinson. "The Nordic Theory of Love." The Best of the Left #142 (March 1, 2019) ["The Nordic theory of love and independence with the author of The Nordic Theory of Everything."]

"People Who Are Destroying America: Johnny Cummings." The Colbert Report (August 2013) ["Openly gay Mayor Johnny Cummings helps Vicco, KY, become the smallest U.S. town to pass an LGBT fairness ordinance."]

Pollitt, Katha. "Birth Control: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow." The Nation (August 15, 2011)


Press, Alex N. "Sexual Harassment is Everybody's Problem." Jacobin (December 7, 2017)

Purnell, Derecka. "Radical Political Action." Boston Review (March 7, 2016) ["In the Black Study, Black Struggle forum, Robin D. G. Kelley advocates for a rebirth of grassroots political education. A forum contributor, Derecka Purnell, informed us that some groups of student-activists are already doing exactly that. At Harvard Law School, a group called Reclaim Harvard Law has occupied one of the school's lounges and is holding weekly political education sessions there. Purnell shared with us her list of the texts that have been circulating in the group. It reveals an investment in liberation from not only racial oppression, but from all forms of oppression, including sexual and financial. This is informed by a commitment to "intersectionality," Kimberlé Crenshaw's insight that various forms of oppression are entangled and amplify one another, and thus must be fought in concert. We present this list, in the form it was presented to us, as the current pulse of the movement and a testament to its members' brilliance."]

"Rape Culture Syllabus." Public Books (October 15, 2016) ["Scholars and activists, poets and playwrights have been writing about rape for centuries. What would the conversation around sexual assault, police bias, and the legal system look like if investigators, police officers, and judges read deeply into the literature on sexuality, racial justice, violence, and power? It is in view of this question that the following syllabus is offered as a scholarly resource—and object of critical discussion and debate—on “rape culture” in the 21st century."]

Raven, Chantelle. "Reflection Rather than Deflection." Eliyah Tantric School (July 13, 2018)

---. "Relationship Is Your Great Teacher: 16 Keys for Healthy, Juicy and Authentic Relationships." Eliyah (October 19, 2017)

Richards, Cecile. "Meet the Miss USA Contestant Accusing Trump of Sexual Misconduct as Senators Call for Him to Resign." Democracy Now (December 12, 2017) ["Five senators are now calling on President Trump to resign over allegations that he sexually harassed or assaulted women, and 56 House lawmakers with the Democratic Women’s Working Group are calling for a congressional investigation into the allegations. This comes as three of the 16 women who have publicly accused Trump of sexual harassment held a press conference Monday in New York, demanding that Congress take action. We speak with one of them: Samantha Holvey, a former Miss USA contestant for North Carolina when Trump owned the pageant. We are also joined by Cecile Richards, president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America and the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, and we play an excerpt from the Brave New Films documentary 16 Women and Donald Trump."]

Roderick, Leonie.   "The Groundbreaking Activism of Sex Workers." Broadly (March 8, 2017) ["Without sex workers, our activist landscape would look dramatically different—but don’t expect to read about their contribution in the history books."]

Ronickher, Alexis. "As Accusations Stack Up, A Look at the Onerous Process of Reporting Sexual Abuse on Capitol Hill." Democracy Now (November 28, 2017) ["What happens to a member of Congress when someone dares to come forward to report wrongdoing? As Senator Al Franken returned to Congress in the face of allegations from four women that he had groped or inappropriately touched them, and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said she spoke to and believed one of the women who has accused Michigan Congressman John Conyers of sexual harassment, we speak with Alexis Ronickher, an attorney who has represented multiple congressional staffers pursuing harassment claims through Congress’s Office of Compliance."]

Ross, Julianne. "17 Lies We Need to Stop Teaching Girls About Sex." PolicyMic (April 25, 2014)

---. "The White House Just Released an Anti-Sexual Assault Video That Every Man Needs to See." PolicyMic (April 29, 2014)

"Dialogic Word-of-the-Day: Sapiosexuality." Dialogic (January 10, 2012)

Savage, Dan. "Hard Truths." LEO Weekly (July 31, 2019)

---. "What is the most important issue related to sex and sexuality today?" (Presentation at Jacksonville University: Posted on YouTube on March 21, 2013)

Savage Love [Seattle: Weblog of sexual/relationship ethics columnist Dan Savage -- there is also a weekly podcast.]

Scarleteen ["Scarleteen is an independent, grassroots sexuality education and support organization and website. Founded in 1998, Scarleteen.com is visited by around three-quarters of a million diverse people each month worldwide, most between the ages of 15 and 25. It is the highest-ranked website for sex education and sexuality advice online and has held that rank through most of its tenure." For an extensive/detailed explanation of the website's purpose"]

Schippers, Mimi. "Thank you, Angela Robinson: A Review Of Professor Marston and The Wonder Women." Marx in Drag (October 15, 2017)

Seth, Leila. "India: You’re Criminal If Gay." The New York Review of Books (March 20, 2014)

"Sex Tips for Restless Youth." CrimethInc.

Shure, Natalie. "Sex Workers' Rights are Workers' Rights." Jacobin (May 1, 2019) ["Sex workers don’t need saving. They need what every other worker needs: the power to dictate the terms of their labor."]

Simon, David. "The Deuce Charts the Rise of Pornography." The New Yorker Radio Hour (September 29, 2017) ["David Simon believes in the dignity of labor, “even when it’s undignified.” What “The Wire” (which he created) did for the drug trade in Baltimore, “The Deuce,” also on HBO, does for sex work and the beginnings of the pornography industry in New York, in the seventies. Critics have compared Simon not so much to other television showrunners as to novelists like Dickens; Simon’s work is similarly wide in scope, with large casts, and aims to create a picture of a whole world. At bottom, he wants to follow the money from the street to the bosses to the politicians. But though Simon is sympathetic to the sex workers he depicts in “The Deuce,” and even to some of the pimps and mobsters who exploit them, he is unambiguously critical of porn’s effect on America. He tells David Remnick that porn—universally available on the Internet in its most extreme forms—has warped a whole culture toward misogyny."]

Sloan, Scott. "Hands On Originals T-shirt company accused of discrimination." Lexington Herald-Leader (March 26, 2012)

Smiler, Barry. "No Such Thing as Polyamory." Electronic Journal of Human Sexuality #14 (2011)

Stampler, Laura. "Slutwalk Sweeps the Nation." Huffington Post (April 20, 2011)

Strang, Pekka. "Tom of Finland." Film School (October 15, 2017) ["This stirring biopic follows the life of the artist Touko Laaksonen (Pekka Strang), known to the world as Tom of Finland, whose proudly erotic drawings shaped the fantasies of a generation of gay men, influencing art and fashion before crossing over into the wider cultural consciousness. But who was the man behind the leather? After serving in the army in WWII, Touko returned to repressive Finnish society of the 1950s, haunted by traumatic experiences. Moving in with his affectionate but unenlightened sister Kaija (Jessica Grabowsky), he fell in love with her lodger, handsome dancer Veli (Lauri Tiklanen), who Kaija also fancied. Unable to express his feelings openly, Touko poured them into his drawings, creating his vision of the hypermasculine leatherman. Soon his art was famous under his secret pseudonym, but getting it published was a struggle that took Touko to California, where he and his art were finally embraced amid the sexual revolution of the 1970s.Tom’s story is one of love, courage and perseverance, mirroring the gay liberation movement for which his leather-clad studs served as a defiant emblem. Finland’s Official Selection for Best Foreign Language Film consideration at the 90th Academy Awards. Actor Pekka Strang joins us for a conversation on his nuanced and winning portrayal of an iconic artist and unexpected champion of equal rights for the LGBTQ community."]

Strangio, Chase. "Opt-In Sex Ed Bills Hurt Young People." Teen Vogue (February 21, 2018)

Swenson, Haley. "Barbara Ehrenreich: Worker Abuse Is Rampant, and Sexual Harassment Is Just the Start." Slate (November 13, 2017)

Takei, George. "George Takei on Arizona’s Anti-Gay Bill, Life in a Japanese Internment Camp & Star Trek’s Mr. Sulu." Democracy Now (February 27, 2014)

Traister, Rebecca. "'The Anger Window' is Open." On the Media (November 14, 2017) ["New York Magazine writer Rebecca Traister says that every new revelation about sexual harassment confirms what women have always known. In her most recent article she asks "as stories about abuse, assault, and complicity come flooding out, how do we think about the culprits in our lives? Including, sometimes, ourselves.""]

Turner, Kyle. "10 Queer Camp Films That Have Left an Impact on Film History." Hyperallergic (June 27, 2019)

Turner, Kyle, et al. "50+ Queer Writers, 50+ Favorite Queer Films." Paste (June 26, 2019)

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