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Conceptualizing Gender (7)

June 8, 2012

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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 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 […]