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The history of sex; the history of us. Erotica, vintage nudes, the dirty secrets of lives past, myths & more. More @ http://www.sex-kitten.net/blog/category/vintage-inspiration/
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Transgender Pioneer Leslie Feinberg of Stone Butch Blues Has Died

Transgender Pioneer Leslie Feinberg of Stone Butch Blues Has Died | Sex History | Scoop.it
She was a pioneer in trans and lesbian issues, workers rights, and intersectionality long before anyone could define the phrase. Her partner, Minnie Bruce Pratt, and family offered us this obituary.

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Note to anti-prostitutionists: Sex worker movements are nothing to sneer at

Note to anti-prostitutionists: Sex worker movements are nothing to sneer at | Sex History | Scoop.it
Laura Agustin debunks lies told about her and the history of a whole social movement in favour of sex worker rights by a fundamentalist Swedish feminist.
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George Bernard Shaw On #Censorship, #Sexwork, & #Feminism

George Bernard Shaw On #Censorship, #Sexwork, & #Feminism | Sex History | Scoop.it

The very real economic component of gender disparity, of how male privilege affects women, continues to be heard in serious talks about modern sex work and feminism today. The issue of censorship limiting discussions of the same — as well as discussions and depictions of truth, sexuality, and other taboos — also continues.

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Human Rights for Sex Workers: An Interview with Melinda Chateauvert

Human Rights for Sex Workers: An Interview with Melinda Chateauvert | Sex History | Scoop.it

Fifty countries treat sex work as a legitimate job, and it has been legalized with restrictions in eleven others. Nevertheless sex workers are still widely stigmatized, discriminated against, harassed, and, in those countries where prostitution is considered illegal, treated as criminals. This is especially true in the United States, which is one of the few industrialized nations that continues to criminalize prostitution. As Melinda Chateauvert reveals in her new book Sex Workers Unite: A History of the Movement from Stonewall to Slutwalk, these laws have put sex workers at risk. 

 

Chateauvert agreed recently to talk with us about Human Rights Day and how important it is that the international campaign for human rights include sex workers, who have always been key activists in the struggles for gay liberation, women’s rights, reproductive justice, labor organizing, prison abolition, and other human rights–related issues.

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Litigation for Emancipation | Cult of Gracie

Litigation for Emancipation | Cult of Gracie | Sex History | Scoop.it

Litigation for Emancipation is a GoFundMe project to raise enough funds to begin a federal court case proposed by Erotic Service Providers Legal, Education and Research Project (ESPLER). ESPLER’s legal battle aims to advance our sexual privacy rights by attacking the prostitution law of the state of California on the grounds that morality is not a basis for legislation.

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Gracie Passette's curator insight, April 22, 2013 5:42 PM

In the video, you'll hear from First Amendment and constitutional rights attorney H. Louis Sirkin about the legal issues and history of prostituion involved in this case.

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Sex and Civil Liberties in the United States

Sex and Civil Liberties in the United States | Sex History | Scoop.it

A timeline history of sex and civil liberties in the United States.

 

As Spanish, French, Dutch, and English colonists began to settle North America during the 17th century, they brought with them a catalog of highly specific laws proscribing various sexual acts. The purpose of all of these laws was to enforce monogamous, same-race, heterosexual marriage as a mandatory institution, and to punish any and all sexual activity outside of that institution. Ever since then, laws restricting the civil liberties of sex have followed more or less the same old trajectory.

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Marriage In My Lifetime & Yours - Sex~Kitten.net

Marriage In My Lifetime & Yours - Sex~Kitten.net | Sex History | Scoop.it

"The battle for equality was won years ago," some say ~ usually with a dismissive air, like we should just get over it because it's ancient history.

It's not over, and even the things we 'won' are like those 40 acres and mules ~ not here yet.

 

We may have come a long way, baby; but we're not there yet. In my lifetime I've seen, heard, and read plenty. Sometimes it's laughable ~ until you realize that real people lived this way, causing your heart to ache, your stomach to churn, and your ire to rise.

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Can a husband legally force his wife to have sexual relations when she doesn't wish to? The answer and many other answers in Wives Legal Rights, by Richard T. Gallen, a Dell Purse Book, © 1965, will astonish and sicken you.

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in tumblr's LGBTQ spotlight since 2010 • pflagmom: This is the story of a man that was...

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This is the story of a man that was part of the civil rights movement and was also gay. This is another reason that gays talk about the civil rights movement themselves.

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Jacob Leon's curator insight, February 27, 2013 2:35 PM

Issues of civil rights are not just a "race" issue we are all here together.

 

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How porn became a civil right

How porn became a civil right | Sex History | Scoop.it
We didn't always believe that Playboy was constitutionally protected.
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Birth Control's Journey Through History Starring Pillamina

Birth Control's Journey Through History Starring Pillamina | Sex History | Scoop.it

by JACQULINE M, WomenAreWatching

 

Last year, Pillamina was on a mission to make birth control with no co-pay a reality under the new health care law — and she succeeded! But despite last year’s victory, politicians and opponents of women’s health are still trying to take birth control away, inspiring Pillamina to make her triumphant return.

PIllamina has been present for almost every important moment in women’s history — access to birth control has made a huge difference for women and families both in the United States and around the world. We thought we’d take a trip down memory lane and trace PIllamina’s journey through the last 52 years. Slideshow!

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Meet A Warrior You May Not Have Heard Of: Sylvia Rivera

Meet A Warrior You May Not Have Heard Of: Sylvia Rivera | Sex History | Scoop.it
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Deep Waters; John Waters

Deep Waters; John Waters | Sex History | Scoop.it

Remember, pornographers have always been on our side. Brave, ready to fight for our rights. Smut is our friend.

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