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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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Commemorating 1916 with "drunk Canadians in London, the police who impersonated them, and the women who sold sex in the bars that they frequented"

Commemorating 1916 with "drunk Canadians in London, the police who impersonated them, and the women who sold sex in the bars that they frequented" | Sex History | Scoop.it

The world has just commemorated the 100th annivesary of the beginning of the First World War. While most historians have come to categorize the war as, in the words of Richard Evans, ‘the seminal catastrophe of the entire period’, ideologically driven government officials and some military historians insist that the war was a triumph of good over evil, and a resounding victory for Britain and its allies. Many controversies have therefore arisen about who, what, and how to commemorate, and about the very nature of the war itself.


In this post, I’ve chosen to commemorate some drunk Canadians in London in 1916, the police who impersonated them, and the women who sold sex in the bars that they frequented. With a title like this, of course I want to entertain. But I also want to argue that the sexual history of war lies at the very heart of the history of war itself.

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Thelma: The Prince of Wales' Other Mistress

Thelma: The Prince of Wales' Other Mistress | Sex History | Scoop.it
Who was Thelma Furness? Royal mistresses are nothing new and the Prince of Wales was merely following in the royal tradition when he was sowing his wild oats, wasn't he? Read on and learn more.

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Amazon Warriors Did Indeed Fight and Die Like Men

Amazon Warriors Did Indeed Fight and Die Like Men | Sex History | Scoop.it
Archaeology shows that these fierce women also smoked pot, got tattoos, killed—and loved—men.

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I Wore An Old-Fashioned Sanitary Belt For My Entire Period, and Here Are The Gory Details

I Wore An Old-Fashioned Sanitary Belt For My Entire Period, and Here Are The Gory Details | Sex History | Scoop.it
I, like countless preteen sensations before and after me, learned many of the hard facts about puberty, periods, and breast enlargement exercises from Judy Blume’s Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret. And I, like many many other young women since the book’s 1970 publication, was completely

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The Halloween Tradition Of Romantic Tricks & Treats

The Halloween Tradition Of Romantic Tricks & Treats | Sex History | Scoop.it
Halloween was once steeped in the tradition of belief that the veil between this world and the next was thinnest at this time of year and so was considered a time when fortunes could be best told. ...

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I also wrote an in-depth article on Halloween doll history for the Dolls By Diane newsletter; if you aren't a subscriber, and would like to read it, I can get you a copy :)

Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, October 27, 2014 3:50 PM

I also wrote an in-depth article on Halloween doll history for the Dolls By Diane newsletter; if you aren't a subscriber, and would like to read it, I can get you a copy :)

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Syphilis As A Personal Weapon: Killing Nazis Edition

Syphilis As A Personal Weapon: Killing Nazis Edition | Sex History | Scoop.it

Here’s a curious tale that’s apparently been reconstructed from local folklore, without much in the way of specifics or documentation. As such, we might reasonably wonder wh

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Carmen Rupe, drag performer, brothel keeper, and LGBT activist

Carmen Rupe, drag performer, brothel keeper, and LGBT activist | Sex History | Scoop.it

Carmen Rupe (1936–2011) or “Kiwi Carmen” was a vivacious performer, businesswoman and brothel keeper, and LGBT rights and HIV/AIDS activist. She was a cultural icon in the transgender community who paved the way for many transgender men and women after her, and has been named a role model for many, including Georgina Beyer, the world’s …


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The History of Lady Godiva

The History of Lady Godiva | Sex History | Scoop.it
Lady Godiva, was an 11th-century Anglo-Saxon noblewoman who was actually named Godgifu,meaning "gods gift".In the legendary story lady Godiva so pitied the people of the village of Coventry, who were being oppressed by her husbands cruel taxation, that she asked if he would reduce the taxes if she stripped naked and paraded through the streets.
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“Comfort Women” Won’t Let Japan’s Conservatives Rewrite History

“Comfort Women” Won’t Let Japan’s Conservatives Rewrite History | Sex History | Scoop.it

RT @newsaboutwomen: “Comfort Women” won’t let Japan’s conservatives rewrite history http://t.co/3nwn64LdwU


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The Invisibles: Moving Vintage Photos of LGBT Couples in the Early 20th Century

The Invisibles: Moving Vintage Photos of LGBT Couples in the Early 20th Century | Sex History | Scoop.it

Archival images — sometimes poignant, sometimes playful, invariably tender — of gay and lesbian couples privately celebrating their love in an era that denied it.

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Silent-Porn-Star: The Trix Rabbit Was A Penis Bearing Trickster

Silent-Porn-Star: The Trix Rabbit Was A Penis Bearing Trickster | Sex History | Scoop.it

Upon learning that the Trix Rabbit "is probably the most striking example of a cereal trickster who closely follows the mythic conventions of the North American tricksters in particular," I began to ponder "tricksters" again.


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Book Review: ‘Josephine Baker’ explores dancer’s activism, exploits and ‘Tribe’ | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

Book Review: ‘Josephine Baker’ explores dancer’s activism, exploits and ‘Tribe’  | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram | Sex History | Scoop.it
The African-American woman went from the Paris stage to her vision of multiracial utopia.

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Book at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00JR176J6/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00JR176J6&linkCode=as2&tag=glamkitllc-20

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30 Years After the Discovery of HIV, a Timeline of AIDS Milestones

30 Years After the Discovery of HIV, a Timeline of AIDS Milestones | Sex History | Scoop.it
3 decades after the discovery of HIV, we explore the origins of AIDS, the peak of the crisis in the mid 1990s and the remaining obstacles still to overcome.

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Noah Butler's curator insight, November 12, 2014 1:28 AM

This article is about the HIV/Aids and provides us with a 30 year timeline showing us the milestones that scientists and doctors have discovered about the disease. The article relates to what we have been talking about in class because last term half of our booklet was about Aids and the symptoms, how it can affect the body, transmission, etc. In my opinion I believe that this is a great article because it talks about and explains the milestones and the good things that people have done towards preventing Aids. It's good to see a positive article relating to Aids for a change rather than the death rates of people dying from it in Africa.

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Adult Backwash's Place In Sex Blogging History

Adult Backwash's Place In Sex Blogging History | Sex History | Scoop.it

A few weeks ago, the brave Dangerous Lilly started a conversation about the history of sex blogging. Not long after that, GlamKitty (GK) (who did participate in the adult side of BW as a member of The Unholy Trinity) began waxing nostalgic about Backwash.com in general. It was these two conversations (one digital, one real world) which prompted me to get involved in the Backwash Reunion and agreeing to run Dark Wry Toast as a resurrection, of sorts, of Adult Backwash.


While I (impatiently) waited for GK to make her post, so that I wouldn’t have to repeat too much, I thought about the reasons Adult Backwash deserves to be remembered.

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About a now-gone Internet site that did allow adult content on a sister site; lessons about online publishing.

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Outlaw Marriages: The Hidden History of Fifteen Extraordinary Same-Sex Couples

Outlaw Marriages: The Hidden History of Fifteen Extraordinary Same-Sex Couples | Sex History | Scoop.it
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“ From Beacon Press, a charming history of devotion: Outlaw Marriages: The Hidden History of Fifteen Extraordinary Same-Sex Couples, by Rodger Streitmatter. Among the couples...

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The Red Light and the Cloud

The Red Light and the Cloud | Sex History | Scoop.it
A history of the future of sex work
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Uncovered: Ritual public drunkenness and sex in ancient Egypt

Uncovered: Ritual public drunkenness and sex in ancient Egypt | Sex History | Scoop.it

I'll bet you that archaeologist Betsy Bryan's perspective on reality-show behavior is a little longer than most. Since 2001, Bryan has led the excavation of the temple complex of the Egyptian goddess Mut in modern-day Luxor, the site of the city of Thebes in ancient Egypt. And the ritual she has uncovered, which centers on binge drinking, thumping music and orgiastic public sex, probably makes "Jersey Shore" look pretty tame.

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Vintage Las Vegas Pussycat A Go Go

Vintage Las Vegas Pussycat A Go Go | Sex History | Scoop.it
Pussycat a’Go Go, 3255 Las Vegas Blvd S. These are the only pictures I can find of the place that was open 1964-1971. Jim Morrison of The Doors was arrested here Jan. 29, 1968. Location

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Survey participation: National Collaborative for Women's History Sites

Survey participation: National Collaborative for Women's History Sites | Sex History | Scoop.it

nterpreting Gender and Sexuality at Historic Sites


On a 2013 study trip to historic sites in and around Boston, hosted by the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, participants were struck by the wide variety of ways they saw gender and sexuality interpreted--or in some cases, not interpreted at all. The trip prompted a number of interesting questions, which representatives from the Pew Center together with members and friends of the National Collaborative for Women's History Sites would now like to raise and discuss with other public historians. Toward that end, a session will explore these issues at the upcoming meeting of the National Council on Public History.


The questions to be considered there include: Where is the interpretation of gender and sexuality in 2013/2014? How do we move beyond the "just add women and stir" model of gender interpretation? How do we build on the progress made at a small number of historic sites now interpreting LGBT history? What is the future of gender and sexuality at historic sites?


Please take a moment to reflect on these questions, and help inform a larger discussion


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20+ Crazy Sex Rules From The Medieval Period, As Told By A Hilarious Flowchart

20+ Crazy Sex Rules From The Medieval Period, As Told By A Hilarious Flowchart | Sex History | Scoop.it
There are some pretty wacky ideas and debates about sex these days, but looking back on Medieval religious and social doctrines makes our sexual culture seem a little bit less complicated. For one, even sexual pleasure within a marriage was considered sinful; it had to be scheduled based on
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