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Conceptualizing Gender (7)

June 8, 2012


Karen Horney and Masculinity Complex by Azadeh Azad07-Jun-2012 The Masculinity Complex Despite rejecting the Freudian concept of ‘penis envy,’ Karen Horny agreed that women were often embarrassed by their feminine role and envied men. In fact, in several of her essays, Karen Horney developed and restructured the concept of ‘masculinity complex,’ akin to Adler’s ‘masculine […]

Conceptualizing Gender (4)

May 21, 2012


Freud’s fear of castration and penis envy by Azadeh Azad19-May-2012 4. Psychoanalytic theories Freud Freud made the first lasting endeavor to give a scientific explanation of gender in psychoanalysis, the discipline he founded. He tampered with the seemingly natural matters of ‘femininity’ and ‘masculinity’ by investigating into their components. He realized that gender and adult […]

Sex as Work and Sex Work

May 21, 2012


By Laura Agustín On May 16, 2012 An army colonel is about to start the morning briefing to his staff. While waiting for the coffee to be prepared, the colonel says he didn’t sleep much the night before because his wife had been a bit frisky. He asks everyone: How much of sex is ‘work’ […]

Public Relations: My Experience as a Sex Worker in Love

May 21, 2012


Kitty StrykerSex worker, activist with SWOP, blogger and general rabble-rouserPosted: 05/17/2012 “So what do you do?” is a question I used to get asked a lot at the pub in London. Generally, I sized the person up and decided how far up the exposure scale I wanted to go. (If you’re curious, my answers, from […]

He-Men, Virginity Pledges, and Bridal Dreams: Obama Administration Quietly Endorses Dangerous Ab-Only Curriculum

May 6, 2012


by Debra Hauser, Advocates for Youthand Monica Rodriguez, Sexuality Information & Education Council of the US (SIECUS)and Elizabeth Schroeder and Danene Sorace, Executive Director, Answer and Consultant, Future of Sex Education May 1, 2012 Sometime this month, an updated list of “evidence-based” teen pregnancy prevention programs was endorsed by the Department of Health and Human […]

Child marriages blight Bangladesh

April 25, 2012


By Angus CrawfordBBC News Oli, bottom right, is trying to educate parents about the perils of child marriage Bangladesh has one of the highest rates of child marriage in the world, with 20% of girls becoming wives before their 15th birthday, even though 18 is the minimum age allowed by law. Why? “It is the […]

Breaking the bonds on marriage

April 15, 2012


 Katharine MurphyApril 16, 2012 Illustration: Andrew Dyson The discrimination against same-sex couples should end, but progress on the issue can’t be taken for granted. SOME of the most implacable defenders of marriage as a union between a man and a woman don’t make it sound all that enticing. In fact, some of the more recent […]

A Chinese High School Has Banned ‘Young Love’

April 6, 2012


Stan Abrams, China Hearsay | Apr. 5, 2012 AP Photo/EyePress)Waltz class has been canceled And now for something completely different — just because I can. Hard to resist this story about a draconian set of rules at a high school in Hangzhou whose administration seems obsessed with public displays of affection. You have to read the […]

Is online dating destroying love?

February 8, 2012


Online dating is now one of the most common ways to start a relationship. But is it fulfilling our dreams – or shattering our cherished ideal of romance? Stuart Jeffries, Monday 6 February 2012 Online dating: offers the dream of true love but, for many, casual sex is the aim. Photograph: Alamy ‘I’m telling […]

Dear female students: Stop writing about men

January 24, 2012


Guys in my class don’t feel the need to dissect broken relationships. Why do the women? For that matter, why did I? By Lorraine Berry  (Credit: Adam Radosavljevic via Shutterstock) My college students write a 20-page piece of creative nonfiction at the end of every semester, many of them memoirs. Over the years, I have […]

Why women have sex

January 13, 2012


According to a new book, there are 237 reasons why women have sex. And most of them have little to do with romance or pleasure Tanya GoldThe Guardian, Monday 28 September 2009 Perefect symmetry: Brad Pitt and Geena Davis in Thelma and Louise. Photograph: Ronald Grant Archive Do you want to know why women have […]

Intimacy Intensifies in Women’s ‘Second Adulthood’

January 8, 2012


By Suzanne Braun LevineWeNews guest authorSunday, January 8, 2012 Despite conventional wisdom dictating that intimacy ends at midlife for women, Suzanne Braun Levine says this is untrue in her new book “How We Love Now.” In this except, she describes how love actually changes and deepens. (WOMENSENEWS)–Being in love knows no age limits. The kinds […]