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Supporting Sexuality As A Family Caregiver

Supporting Sexuality As A Family Caregiver | Sex Positive | Scoop.it

So, here’s the question I’d like us all to ponder: What can we do to empower caregivers so that they can supporting the sexuality of the family members for whom they are caring?

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If Buying Condoms Was Like Buying Birth Control

Safe sex isn’t always easy. Share on Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1vFVmq6 Like BuzzFeedVideo on Facebook: http://on.fb.me/18yCF0b Share on Twitter: http://bit.l...
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great role reversal 

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Five Years After Tiller's Murder, and Sex Education Freak-Out Season Begins - RH Reality Check

Five Years After Tiller's Murder, and Sex Education Freak-Out Season Begins - RH Reality Check | Sex Positive | Scoop.it
On this episode of Reality Cast, I interview Jill Filipovic about the potential end of most abortion access in the South. I also discuss terrorism and the assassination of Dr. George Tiller five years ago. Plus, it’s summertime, which means freaking out about sex education season is here!
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49 Years After Griswold: A Splintering Legacy

49 Years After Griswold: A Splintering Legacy | Sex Positive | Scoop.it
The Supreme Court's historic Griswold v. Connecticut decision may have legalized contraception use between married couples, but with the Hobby Lobby case, the Roberts Court is poised to take us one giant step backward.
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The Myth of Gay Affluence

The Myth of Gay Affluence | Sex Positive | Scoop.it
Despite a commonly held belief that LGBT Americans tend to live it up in classy urban neighborhoods, they struggle with disproportionately high levels of poverty compared to straight people.

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Poverty: one of the "rights" of being second class.

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Ilyse Hogue on The Daily Show: Reproductive Health Care Hypocrisy

Ilyse Hogue on The Daily Show: Reproductive Health Care Hypocrisy | Sex Positive | Scoop.it
We see hypocrisy around on reproductive health care every day, but this The Daily Show segment with Ilyse Hogue reveals a new twist on a double standard that you've probably never heard of before.
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The Daily Show's Samantha Bee covering, with much more humor, what I wrote months ago.

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Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, March 13, 2014 3:13 PM

The Daily Show's Samantha Bee covering, with much more humor, what I wrote months ago.

Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, March 13, 2014 3:16 PM

The Daily Show's Samantha Bee covering, with much more humor, what I wrote months ago.

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The Secret History of Sex, Choice and Catholics

The Secret History of Sex, Choice and Catholics | Sex Positive | Scoop.it

The Secret History of Sex, Choice and Catholics, a new documentary-style film produced by Catholics for Choice, sets the record straight about Catholic social teaching on issues related to sex and sexuality.


“The Secret History of Sex, Choice and Catholics” features interviews with leading experts in the fields of theology, philosophy and ethics who examine Catholic traditions, teachings and beliefs on the following key issues:

  • Abortion & Contraception
  • HIV & AIDS
  • Sex & Sexuality
  • New Reproductive Health Technologies
  • Religion in Public Policy

Download a discussion guide for the film.


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A ray of light

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Gracie Passette's curator insight, February 11, 2014 2:47 AM

Great (short & concise) video clips that are worth watching ~ and sending to others.


(Includes marriage equality too.)

Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, February 12, 2014 3:18 PM

A ray of light!

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US Justice Department to give married same-sex couples sweeping equal protection

US Justice Department to give married same-sex couples sweeping equal protection | Sex Positive | Scoop.it

The Justice Department on Monday will instruct all of its employees across the country, for the first time, to give lawful same-sex marriages sweeping equal protection under the law in every program it administers, from courthouse proceedings to prison visits to the compensation of surviving spouses of public safety officers.


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Politicians: Erect & Standing Up, But Not For Women

Politicians: Erect & Standing Up, But Not For Women | Sex Positive | Scoop.it
Maybe you don't want to call it a "war on women". Maybe you find the word "war" to be over-the-top, despite the facts regarding bombings, shootings, rape, and other violent attacks against women, i...
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Grassroots 1960s Push Reformed Women's Health Care | Womens eNews

Grassroots 1960s Push Reformed Women's Health Care | Womens eNews | Sex Positive | Scoop.it

The women's health movement of the 1960s and 1970s transformed the doctor-patient relationship and yielded the novel concept that women can take control of their own health, says Laurie Edwards in this excerpt from "In the Kingdom of the Sick."...


For women, this change started with the radical notion that they had a right to know about their own bodies, had a right to control their own health care and belonged in medical schools where they could fully participate in the very health care decisions that have such significance in their lives. The grassroots women's health activism that emerged in the late 1960s and early 1970s was fostered by an equally diverse group of advocates, among them middle-class white women, middle- and working-class African Americans, lesbians and heterosexuals.

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Remember that scene in Mad Men, where Betty's doctor calls Don & talks to him about Betty as if she were the child? This is how we got away from that.


"Feminism challenged social practices in the doctor's office and recast relationships between compliant patient and infallible physician as part of the larger process to keep women down."


But we must also look at this history and see how we are moving backwards in America;  this is also a dire warning about where we are headed.


"The landmark court case Roe v. Wade, which legalized abortion in 1973 by finding that preventing a woman's right to end her pregnancy violated her due process, was a pivotal piece of legislation in terms of reproductive rights, women's health and women's ability to make decisions regarding their bodies. "

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Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, November 25, 2013 3:18 PM

Remember that scene in Mad Men, where Betty's doctor calls Don & talks to him about Betty as if she were the child? This is how we got away from that.


"Feminism challenged social practices in the doctor's office and recast relationships between compliant patient and infallible physician as part of the larger process to keep women down."


But we must also look at this history and see how we are moving backwards in America;  this is also a dire warning about where we are headed.


"The landmark court case Roe v. Wade, which legalized abortion in 1973 by finding that preventing a woman's right to end her pregnancy violated her due process, was a pivotal piece of legislation in terms of reproductive rights, women's health and women's ability to make decisions regarding their bodies. "

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Activist Spotlight: Deon Haywood on Justice and the Movement in New Orleans

Activist Spotlight: Deon Haywood on Justice and the Movement in New Orleans | Sex Positive | Scoop.it

In May of this year, I talked to Deon Haywood, Executive Director of Women With A Vision in New Orleans about her approach to organizing. WWAV scored a significant grassroots legal and political victory in the last year with the NO Justice campaign, which removed hundreds of cis and trans women from Louisiana’s registered felony sexual offender rolls. Deon is a longtime activist in the city of New Orleans, with a history of organizing low-income women of color around reproductive justice, harm reduction, and human rights.

 

...We are not all in the same boat. And if we keep playing like we are, we’re not really going to make the kind of change we’d like to see. Because the women I work with are never going to be able to jump into the sex workers’ rights movement. They don’t feel like that movement is for them.


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A 'monumental' win for marriage rights in New Mexico

A 'monumental' win for marriage rights in New Mexico | Sex Positive | Scoop.it

The decision came in response to a legal fight launched by a Jen Roper, New Mexico woman with cancer, who wants New Mexico to recognize her longtime partner, Angelique Neuman, on her death certificate. Judge Malott not only agreed, he went further, incorporating a related case in which several same-sex couples sought marriage licenses.

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Two Spirit People

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US: Hawaiian faith leaders sign resolution calling on passage of equal marriage law

US: Hawaiian faith leaders sign resolution calling on passage of equal marriage law | Sex Positive | Scoop.it
More than a dozen faith leaders in Hawaii have signed a resolution calling on lawmakers to pass a law to legally recognise same-sex marriages.

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Lily Tomlin, Jane Wagner May Get Married After 42 Years Together

Lily Tomlin, Jane Wagner May Get Married After 42 Years Together | Sex Positive | Scoop.it

Actress Lily Tomlin and her partner, writer Jane Wagner, may finally get married after 42 years together now that same-sex marriage is legal.


Tomlin told E! News that she and Wagner are "thinking" about getting married now that the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) has been ruled unconstitutional and Proposition 8 has been struck down. The women, who met in 1971 and started dating shortly after, didn't think they would see such a milestone in their lifetime.

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Kerry Has Big News For Same-Sex Couples

Kerry Has Big News For Same-Sex Couples | Sex Positive | Scoop.it

The US will immediately begin considering visa applications of gay and lesbian spouses in the same manner as heterosexual couples, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Friday.


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Paris Agency Introduces Come4.org, a Porn Site Devoted to Charity (NSFW)

Paris Agency Introduces Come4.org, a Porn Site Devoted to Charity (NSFW) | Sex Positive | Scoop.it

What if being bad could do some good? That's the question asked by Come4.org, which describes itself as "the first user-generated, nonprofit pornography site devoted to funding charitable and ethically driven projects."

 

The site is being unveiled with help from the Paris office of TBWA agency Being, which crafted an explicit 90-second short film, "The Lover," introducing Come4's first charitable initiative—helping to fund the Asta Philpot Foundation, which is committed to raising public awareness about the sexual rights of disabled people. (Philpot, an American living in Britain, advocates the right to an active sexual life for people with disabilities, even if it means paying for sex.)


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Isle Of Man Lesbian Couple Can't Rent The House They Wanted Because Of Their Sexual Orientation

Isle Of Man Lesbian Couple Can't Rent The House They Wanted Because Of Their Sexual Orientation | Sex Positive | Scoop.it

Following a discriminatory act based on their sexual orientation, a lesbian couple of Isle of Man wishes an anti-discriminatory law for LGBTQ people.

 

The landlord refused the rental agreement with Kara Izzard and Laura Cull because they are lesbians.

 

They have had then the bad surprise to discover that there is no law in Isle of Man to protect them in this kind of situation whereas civil unions and adoption are possible for same-sex couples.

 

"I was so shocked to hear this and felt sick, said Cull.

"I didn't know where to go or what to do as I didn't have a legal leg to stand on so after speaking with my partner Kira we thought that the only thing we could do was to share our story with as many people as possible and try and raise awareness that on this beautiful island that we call home we can still be treated this way."


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Gracie Passette's curator insight, May 23, 2013 3:58 PM

Unfortunately, this is true in many places in the US as well.

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A sex worker's response to columnist Mia Freedman's blog in which implied that she does not respect the right of women with mental illness to become sex workers.

A sex worker's response to columnist Mia Freedman's blog in which implied that she does not respect the right of women with mental illness to become sex workers. | Sex Positive | Scoop.it

As a sex worker who has both mental illness(es) and a history of abuse Mia Freedman’s post perpetuates stereotypes and stigmas that harm me. Should my mental illness prevent me from having any agency? Didn’t we do away with locking the mentally ill up and throwing away the key (although this still does happen) because we (as a society) started to recognise the mentally ill as humans with rights? Or do we only have some rights? Like the right to work in a low paying, menial job or the right to exist (not live because let’s face it, it isn’t a living wage) on the disability support pension and that is if you even qualify for it, if you don’t you can always try and get by on unemployment “benefits” while you are made to apply for jobs you will never get. Surely I still have the right to have sex don’t I? I can’t see Mia Freedman advocating for enforced chastity belts for the mentally ill. So, if I have the right to work and the right to have sex, what is wrong with me having sex as my work?


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Rhode Island Senate Republicans Unanimously Back Marriage Bill

Rhode Island Senate Republicans Unanimously Back Marriage Bill | Sex Positive | Scoop.it

Today the Rhode Island Senate Republican Caucus announced its support for a bill that would grant marriage rights for gay and lesbian couples, becoming the first unanimous decision by a legislative caucus of either party in the nation to back marriage equality legislation. The State Senate Judiciary Committee is expected to approve the legislation later today.


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Gracie Passette's curator insight, April 23, 2013 1:49 PM

You read that right ~ the Right backed, not blocked, this!

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Boehner “can’t imagine” having a gay child would change his position on same-sex marriage

Boehner “can’t imagine” having a gay child would change his position on same-sex marriage | Sex Positive | Scoop.it

In an interview with Martha Raddatz on ABC's "This Week," House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) said he "can't imagine" that having a gay child would change his position against marriage equality.


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J'nene Solidarity Kay's curator insight, March 17, 2013 2:27 PM

In DANCING FOR DOLLARS, saying stuff you cannot possibly know creates a well funded campaign war chest. 

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Just look at that face amd you know what kind of person he is.
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" I cast a politically expedient vote in favor of DOMA and I have regretted that ever since"

Lynne Osterman who was elected as a Republican to the Minnesota legislature says regrets casting a "political expedient" vote for Minnesota's "Defense of Marriage" law that outlawed same-sex marriage. She tears up when talking about it and urges Minnesota lawmakers to legalize same-sex marriage.

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It's so sad that being decent has to be such rare & brave thing.

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Sexual Health Education Advocates and ACLU Join Effort for Accurate Comprehensive Sex Education

Sexual Health Education Advocates and ACLU Join Effort for Accurate Comprehensive Sex Education | Sex Positive | Scoop.it

Moving the Ball Forward on Comprehensive Sex Education American Civil Liberties Union News and Information (blog) This legislation provides grants and guidelines for education that will help young people make healthy, responsible decisions about...


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If You Only Watch One Video Today – Or In Your Lifetime

If You Only Watch One Video Today – Or In Your Lifetime | Sex Positive | Scoop.it
Let it be this one. This Is My Body makes me weep — with joy, sorrow, hope, and fear. If you like, Like.

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This Is All Kinds Of Wrong of the Day

This Is All Kinds Of Wrong of the Day | Sex Positive | Scoop.it
Click to see everything you need to know about the Interwebs. (Share this and educate a friend.)
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An opinionated woman obsessed with objects, entertained by ephemera, intrigued by researching, fascinated by culture & addicted to writing. The wind says my name; doesn't put an @ in front of it, so maybe you don't notice. http://www.kitsch-slapped.com
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Adventures in advertising and marketing - the contemporary, the historical, and the hysterical. http://deanna.dahlsad.com/
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Collecting old things; heirlooms and new to you things! Companion to http://www.inherited-values.com/
Colorful Prism Of Racism
Racism past and present. Companion to http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/category/colorful-prism-of-racism/
Consumption Junction
Consumerism meets marketing; who & what manipulates the free market of goods & services. See also: http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/category/ze-big-mouth-promotions-stuff/
Crimes Against Humanity
From lone gunmen on hills to mass movements. Depressing as hell, really.
Cultural History
The roots of culture; history and pre-history.
Dare To Be A Feminist
I do. http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/category/hey-sister-can-you-spare-some-social-change/
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Art, crafts, and the people who make them. To inspire and purchase. Companion to http://www.ululating-undulating-ungulate.com/
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History as this woman sees it. The serious, the kitsch, the opinionated. Companion to http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/
In The Name Of God
Mainly acts done in the name of religion, but also discussions of atheism, faith, & spirituality.
Kinsanity
Let's just say I have reasons to learn more about mental health, special needs children, psychology, and the like.
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Mostly vintage and retro "badness" but you can decide how delicious it is. http://www.kitschy-kitschy-coo.com/blog/
Nerdy Needs
The stuff of nerdy, geeky, dreams.
Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic
The meaning behind the math of the bottom line in publishing and the media. For writers, publishers, and bloggers (which are a combination of the two).
Sex Positive
Sexuality as a human right.
Vintage Living Today For A Future Tomorrow
It's as easy to romanticize the past as it is to demonize it; instead, let's learn from it. More than living simply, more than living 'green', thrifty grandmas knew the importance of the 'economics' in Home Economics. The history of home ec, lessons in thrift, practical tips and ideas from the past focused on sustainability for families and out planet. Companion to http://www.thingsyourgrandmotherknew.com/
Visiting The Past
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