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What’s the deal with the female condom?

May 14, 2012


Advocates trying to share the word about safe-sex method that’s not so well-known By Leonor Vivanco, RedEye3:22 p.m. CDT, May 13, 2012 The excuses for not wearing a condom often sound like this: “I hate them.” “They’re too tight.” “I don’t have one.” In the face of such complaints, public health officials are pushing a […]

Sexuality and Other Female (Film) Troubles

May 13, 2012


Maggie Gyllenhaal and Hugh Dancy in “Hysteria” directed by Tanya Wexler. By JULIE BLOOMPublished: May 11, 2012 Liam Daniel/Sony Pictures ClassicsMaggie Gyllenhaal and Hugh Dancy in “Hysteria” directed by Tanya Wexler. “THE plague of our times,” a character declares in “Hysteria,” Tanya Wexler’s new romantic comedy about the invention of the vibrator in Victorian England, […]

Female bonobos use homosexual sex to increase social status

March 3, 2012


( — Female bonobos (Pan paniscus) often form strong bonds with other females, and these bonds affect their position in the social hierarchy. Scientists from St Andrews University in the UK looked at the part sexual interactions might play in the formation of these social bonds, since female bonobos are known to often engage in […]

‘Vagina Monologues’ confronts taboo issues of sexuality

February 29, 2012


By Lauren Sarner, The Dartmouth StaffPublished on Wednesday, February 29, 2012 At an institution that began as all-male and whose social scene is still largely dominated by fraternities, almost 60 female Dartmouth students are bringing the taboo discussion of vaginas into the spotlight in “The Vagina Monologues” beginning tonight. The performance, being staged for the […]

Explainer: Gender Identity issues

February 25, 2012


Image: Vincent Yu/AP/Press Association Images THIS WEEK, a television advert by bookmaker Paddy Power that was labelled as “deeply transphobic” by an Irish transgender support group was suspended from UK television and most Irish TV stations. The Transgender Equality Network Ireland (TENI) had said that the advert made transgender people feel “mocked and ridiculed” and […]

‘Neutering of American Male’ Is Same Old Story

February 14, 2012


By Caryl Rivers and Rosalind BarnettTuesday, February 14, 2012 A new, not-for-Valentine’s Day book offers another tired warning about the anti-erotic effects of ambitious women. Caryl Rivers and Rosalind Barnett describe how it follows a long line of related titles and discredited ideas that just won’t go away. (WOMENSENEWS)–“The Neutering of the American Male,” a […]

Busted: the politics of cleavage and a glance

February 11, 2012


February 11, 2012Opinion For your eyes only . . . some women dress provocatively but bristle if the wrong man shows he enjoys the display. Increasingly, women feel they are entitled to dress however they like but take offence when the ‘wrong’ man has a look, writes Bettina Arndt. A young man and woman are […]