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Sexual Politics

Policing Beauty: When Booty Is a Crime

Cierra Lockett | Posted 07.28.2014 | Black Voices
Cierra Lockett

We now live in a time in which Beyonce has made "bootylicious" a compliment, Jennifer Lopez is twerking, Meghan Trainor claims to be "bringing booty back," and Kim Kardashian is called hot for her selfies. However, the entertainment industry is still struggling to accept women's beauty in different sizes.

On Libido

Daniel N. Nelson | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics
Daniel N. Nelson

Right-wing Republicans are obsessed with sex. Perhaps that says more than we want to know. Freud did not know he would have such an effect in 2014. ...

The Revolution Will Definitely Be Bisexual

Amy Andre | Posted 08.31.2013 | Gay Voices
Amy Andre

There's a new book out, and it aims to spark a revolution in bi politics. It's Bi: Notes for a Bisexual Revolution, by Shiri Eisner. But one place she goes that I don't quite get yet is her response to the common bi comeback to the myth that bisexuality doesn't really exist.

There's A Lot Of Bad Sex On 'The Good Wife'

Salon | Posted 10.16.2012 | Women

“The Good Wife” is three episodes into its fourth season, and it is simultaneously smoothly humming along and sputtering out. It remains, as it ev...

Where's The Politics In Sex?

Julie Bindel | Posted 08.12.2012 | Gay Voices
Julie Bindel

For bisexual women living under the tyranny of sexism, choosing to be lesbian is a liberatory act. I believe that if bisexual women had an ounce of sexual politics, they would stop sleeping with men.

What Bella And Katniss Say About Female Sexuality

Salon | Posted 03.22.2012 | Women

If there were ever a good time to be a young woman, this isn't it. As if a massive backlash against contraception and sexual freedom, a recession and ...

What Is Sexism?

Posted 09.30.2011 | Comedy

Sexism still exists, we all know that. But in today's modern world, identifying it can be fairly elusive. Given that we can't seem to agree on what fe...

Post-Label Sexuality: The Time Has Come

Yolanda Reid Chassiakos | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Yolanda Reid Chassiakos

Human sexuality is neither simple nor static. Is it not finally time to consider doing away with labels that squeeze people and their sexuality into boxes rather than support their journey?

Meryl in the Sack With Alec

Erica Abeel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Erica Abeel

Nancy Meyers -- attractive, blonde, quick-witted -- goes where Hollywood fears to tread: she makes rom-coms about later-life love. We're discussing her latest film, It's Complicated.

Marie Claire's Asian "Trophy Wives": We're Not Only Fetish Objects, We're Brain-Dead, Too

Disgrasian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Disgrasian

The complications of sexual politics notwithstanding, fetishists are easy to spot. They come at you with their prayer-bead bracelets and their suspiciously in-depth knowledge of your "culture."