Sex Positive
Follow
Find tag "women's lives"
4.3K views | +3 today
Sex Positive
Sexuality as a human right.
Curated by Deanna Dahlsad
Your new post is loading...
Suggested by Laura Brown
Scoop.it!

Woman Gets Off At 'Fifty Shades' Screening, Is a Heroine

Woman Gets Off At 'Fifty Shades' Screening, Is a Heroine | Sex Positive | Scoop.it
A woman was caught masturbating during a 'Fifty Shades of Grey' screening at a theater in the northwestern state of Sinaloa in Mexico, according to the New York Daily News.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Deanna Dahlsad
Scoop.it!

You Give Men A Bad Name

You Give Men A Bad Name | Sex Positive | Scoop.it
We talk about pubic hair from time to time here at SK, but I think the best discussion of the subject just might be this one where Dr. Debby Herbenick (Ph.D., M.P.H.) responds to a male who not onl...
Deanna Dahlsad's insight:

Read for the sex ed & body image info; mock for the stupid male actions.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Deanna Dahlsad
Scoop.it!

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...
more...
No Shame Movement's curator insight, October 10, 2014 2:08 PM

great role reversal 

Rescooped by Deanna Dahlsad from Confronting hate, prejudice, cruelty, extremism, and dogmatism
Scoop.it!

The Senate flunks basic biology: Inside a disgraceful hearing

The Senate flunks basic biology: Inside a disgraceful hearing | Sex Positive | Scoop.it
Specious arguments against the Women's Health Protection Act reveal how misinformed Congress truly is

Via Jocelyn Stoller
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Deanna Dahlsad from Dare To Be A Feminist
Scoop.it!

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.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Deanna Dahlsad
Scoop.it!

Woman sues Georgia city for requiring doctor’s prescription to buy a vibrator

Woman sues Georgia city for requiring doctor’s prescription to buy a vibrator | Sex Positive | Scoop.it

Did you know that there are places in these here United States–land of the free and home of the brave–where it is actually illegal to purchase or sell vibrators or other sex toys? Like the entire state of Alabama and several municipalities elsewhere? And people still live there? I did, but I continue to be amazed. I understand this even less than I understand “dry counties.” What kind of sheer madness drives people to stand in opposition to orgasms?


One such place is Sandy Springs, Georgia, which prohibits the sale of vibrators without a doctor’s prescription. They are banned, except for “bona fide medical, scientific, educational, legislative, judicial or law enforcement purpose.” For serious. Can you just imagine having to ask your doctor to write you a prescription for a Hitachi Magic Wand? I cannot.


Melissa Davenport and her attorney Gerry Weber are...

more...
Scooped by Deanna Dahlsad
Scoop.it!

Trying and Failing (and Trying and Failing) to Talk to My Daughter About Sex

Trying and Failing (and Trying and Failing) to Talk to My Daughter About Sex | Sex Positive | Scoop.it
I grew up thinking that once you got your period you had it every day, that sex always happens standing up, and that condoms were as thick as shoe leather. I don’t know where I got these stupid ideas from, but I know that no one I trusted ever disabused...
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Deanna Dahlsad from You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important
Scoop.it!

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...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Deanna Dahlsad
Scoop.it!

At Swords’ Point: Humor As Weapon | The Comics Journal

At Swords’ Point: Humor As Weapon | The Comics Journal | Sex Positive | Scoop.it

Humor is a big joke on us all. It’s one huge paradox. While it seems unconditionally benevolent, stimulating laughter and good feeling, it is often cruel, destructive, and manipulative.


So says Betty Swords. And she should know. For over twenty-five years, starting in 1955, she was a professional humorist. She sold her cartoons to the major magazine markets, including Saturday Evening Post, Redbook, Good Housekeeping, Ladies Home Journal, Changing Times. She also produced a considerable quantity of humorous writing for such publications as McCall’s, Modern Maturity, Christian Science Monitor, and others. And beginning in 1976, Swords taught college courses in the power of humor and lectured widely on the subject.


...And then I realized that the punching bag was always a woman. “Marriage is seen as bad,” she went on, recollecting the experience as we talked on the patio in back of her Denver home in June 1995. And she cited examples of one-liners to prove her point:


Married life is great—it’s my wife I can’t stand.


He was unlucky in both his marriages—his first wife left him. And his second one won’t.


A bachelor’s last words—I do.


“Marriage is seen as horrible because it meant that the man had lost his freedom,” she continued.

Deanna Dahlsad's insight:

Along with a profile on a great woman, there are well-articulated and documented issues of gender bias that are still around today.

more...
Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, November 27, 2013 3:55 PM

Along with a profile on a great woman, there are well-articulated and documented issues of gender bias that are still around today.

malek's curator insight, November 27, 2013 6:46 PM

One article you have to read as a great piece of feminism movement.

The most widely reprinted cartoon of Betty Swords.

Rescooped by Deanna Dahlsad from Soup for thought
Scoop.it!

Big pharma’s latest secret: the morning after pill may not work if you weigh over 165 pounds

Big pharma’s latest secret: the morning after pill may not work if you weigh over 165 pounds | Sex Positive | Scoop.it

The morning after pill may be less effective on women who weigh 165 pounds or more; it may be totally ineffective on women who weigh 176 pounds or more. So why doesn’t the average American woman know that her emergency contraception might not work? 


Via malek
Deanna Dahlsad's insight:

Given the average weight of an American woman, it seems that this ought to be illegal!

more...
malek's comment, November 26, 2013 4:56 PM
@Deanna Dahlsad True: a nightmare
Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, November 26, 2013 11:19 PM

Given the average weight of an American woman, it seems that this ought to be illegal!

Joanne wylie's curator insight, January 28, 2014 6:57 PM

Interesting finding about the morning after pill 

Rescooped by Deanna Dahlsad from You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important
Scoop.it!

Casual Sex Feminists?

Casual Sex Feminists? | Sex Positive | Scoop.it
Seeing that this article, Mediocre Sex – The Price Women Pay For Freedom? by Jennifer Kabbany, was published at right-wing college site The Collage Fix, I should have resisted and not given it a cl...
more...
Gracie Passette's curator insight, November 24, 2013 10:13 PM

So much to think about, no wonder small-minded conservatives get it wrong.

Rescooped by Deanna Dahlsad from Colorful Prism Of Racism
Scoop.it!

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.


Via Gracie Passette, Deanna Dahlsad
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Deanna Dahlsad
Scoop.it!

Study: Women Have Better Sex Lives After Getting Breast Implants ...

Study: Women Have Better Sex Lives After Getting Breast Implants ... | Sex Positive | Scoop.it

According to a recent study, women may enjoy a spicier sex life after they receive breast implants.

Although the study size was small, researchers found that women experienced a significant boost in their arousal and sexual satisfaction after they had the surgery.

However, researchers also found that women who were left with stretch marks after the procedure did not experience any improvement in their sex life.


more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Deanna Dahlsad
Scoop.it!

I love Tina Fey, but apparently she’s anti-sex worker

I love Tina Fey, but apparently she’s anti-sex worker.
bawnjourno:
“ Tina Fey talking about her daughter Alice.
more...
Scooped by Deanna Dahlsad
Scoop.it!

Feminist Porn Depicts Sexuality's Unruly Side Too

Feminist Porn Depicts Sexuality's Unruly Side Too | Sex Positive | Scoop.it

As this type of porn gains visibility, it reflects a greater demand for explicit sexual representations among women, where sex isn't always a "ribbon-tied box of happiness and joy," say editors in this excerpt from "The Feminist Porn Book."


...With the emergence of new technologies that allow more people than ever to both create and consume pornography, the moral panic-driven fears of porn are ratcheted up once again. Society's dread of women who own their desire, and use it in ways that confound expectations of proper female sexuality, persists. As Gayle Rubin shows, "Modern Western societies appraise sex acts according to a hierarchical system of sexual value." Rubin maps this system as one where "the charmed circle" is perpetually threatened by the "outer limits," or those who fall out of the bounds of the acceptable.


On the bottom of this hierarchy are sexual acts and identities outside heterosexuality, marriage, monogamy and reproduction. She argues that this hierarchy exists so as to justify the privileging of normative and constricted sexualities and the denigration and punishment of the "sexual rabble."


Deanna Dahlsad's insight:

The book can be found on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/155861818X/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=155861818X&linkCode=as2&tag=glamkitllc-20

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Deanna Dahlsad
Scoop.it!

As Obamacare’s Birth Control Benefit Hits Its One-Year Anniversary, It’s Helping 27 Million Women

As Obamacare’s Birth Control Benefit Hits Its One-Year Anniversary, It’s Helping 27 Million Women | Sex Positive | Scoop.it

One year ago, one of Obamacare’s most popular provisions took effect — the rule requiring insurers to cover women’s preventative health services, like birth control and Pap smears, at no additional charge. Through this provision, Obamacare has helped prevent women from continuing to pay disproportionately more for their health care than men do, since women are no longer charged a co-pay for the wide range of preventative services they need.

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Deanna Dahlsad from Crimes Against Humanity
Scoop.it!

Elizabeth Smart: Abstinence Education Teaches Rape Victims They’re Worthless, Dirty, And Filthy

Elizabeth Smart: Abstinence Education Teaches Rape Victims They’re Worthless, Dirty, And Filthy | Sex Positive | Scoop.it
Elizabeth Smart became a household name after she was kidnapped from her home in Salt Lake City, UT at the age of 14 and held in captivity for nine months.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Deanna Dahlsad from Consumption Junction
Scoop.it!

A Cupcake Is Never Just a Cupcake: The Psycho-Sexuality of a Twee Treat

A Cupcake Is Never Just a Cupcake: The Psycho-Sexuality of a Twee Treat | Sex Positive | Scoop.it

Cupcakes only care about their own orgasms. When you see a woman eating a cupcake, you're basically watching her perform cunnilingus on herself. Small and moist and warm and sweet, a cupcake's sole reason for existence is solitary pleasure. Historically, many symbols of female power or divinity involved fertility and/or reproduction: circles and eggs, Mother Earth and Mother Goose. But modern times call for modern branding, and if you're looking for the shorthand way to label something as being of, for or about the essence of a woman, and you have no pictogram of a vagina handy, by all means, slap a cupcake on it.

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Deanna Dahlsad from Women of The Revolution
Scoop.it!

High Schooler Protests ‘Slut-Shaming’ Abstinence Assembly Despite Alleged Threats From Her Principal

High Schooler Protests ‘Slut-Shaming’ Abstinence Assembly Despite Alleged Threats From Her Principal | Sex Positive | Scoop.it
A West Virginia high school student is filing an injunction against her principal, who she claims is threatening to punish her for speaking out against a factually inaccurate abstinence assembly at her school.

Via Cindy Sullivan
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Deanna Dahlsad
Scoop.it!

In Defense of the Slut

In Defense of the Slut | Sex Positive | Scoop.it

Our contributor Jewely Hoxie studies Human Sexuality at the University of California Santa Cruz (read her blog here). She has this to stay about the slut stigma…


How many times have you heard people say, “If she wasn’t such a slut…” or, “She’s kind of a slut, but…” or, “I can’t believe she’s slept with [X number] of people”?

 

I always interject by pointing out that being a slut is not a bad thing — at least, not in the way I define it, i.e. enthusiastically enjoying your sexuality in ways that are always physically and emotionally safe. There is a big difference between sleeping with ten different guys in one month and taking ten Plan B pills in one month. The former is perfectly fine sluttiness (that I encourage!) while the other has nothing to do with sluttiness and everything to do with being careless and irresponsible. I’ll take the side of sluts any day.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Deanna Dahlsad
Scoop.it!

Birth Control for Men: Why the Delay? - RH Reality Check

Birth Control for Men: Why the Delay? - RH Reality Check | Sex Positive | Scoop.it

Reproductive health and pregnancy prevention is not solely a woman’s issue, however our current contraceptive options seem to suggest otherwise. Having a child should not—and does not—only affect women, but we continue to treat reproductive health as if men are a non-existent variable.

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Deanna Dahlsad from Herstory
Scoop.it!

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.

Via Deanna Dahlsad
more...
No comment yet.
Curated by Deanna Dahlsad
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
Other Topics
A Marketing Mix
Adventures in advertising and marketing - the contemporary, the historical, and the hysterical. http://deanna.dahlsad.com/
Antiques & Vintage Collectibles
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/
For Art's Sake-1
Art, crafts, and the people who make them. To inspire and purchase. Companion to http://www.ululating-undulating-ungulate.com/
Herstory
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.
Kitsch
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 Tormorrow
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
Travel based on grande ideas, locations, and persons of the past.
Walking On Sunshine
Stuff that makes me smile.
You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important
Links to (many of) my columns and articles.