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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’ […]

Face it, there’s no skirting the rise of the new breadwinners

April 13, 2012

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April 14, 2012 Taking big steps forward … the dynamics are shifting towards women contributing more in the workplace. They are women, watch them soar, writes Mathew Murphy in New York, of the female force behind economic recovery . Julia Gillard is one. So too is Sarah Palin. Gail Kelly has grown to become one […]

CASUAL HOOKUPS TO FORMAL DATES: Refining the Boundaries of the Sexual Double Standard

April 13, 2012

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by JULIE A. REID, University of Southern Mississippi, SINIKKA ELLIOTT, North Carolina State UniversityGRETCHEN R. WEBBER, Middle Tennessee State University Gender & Society October 2011 vol. 25 no. 5 545-568 Abstract – “Hooking up,” a popular type of sexual behavior among college students, has become a pathway to dating relationships. Based on open-ended narratives written by […]

The recession’s gender factor

March 17, 2012

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Okabayashi Kazumi, an employee of Toto Ltd., leaves her office in Kitakyushu earlier than her co-workers. Okabayashi is working under the company’s program that allows reduced working hours for employees so that they can take care of their children. (Mainichi) It’s the Year of the Dragon and time to face our fears. But Japanese men, […]

Gender stereotypes, miscommunication can hinder relationships among people of all gender identifications and sexual orientations

February 29, 2012

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Posted: Wednesday, February 29, 2012 Sophomore Ray George’s relationship with his girlfriend started in a bit of an unconventional way. “I actually didn’t ask my girlfriend [out] on our first date,” George said. “She asked me out first.” Marissa Oehlhof, an instructor in the Psychology department, said one of the traditional gender stereotypes is for […]

The Difference between a One Night Stand and an Escort.

February 25, 2012

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Reblogged from The Difference between a One Night Stand and an Escort. Posted on February 22, 2012 One of the most annoying, ignorant and blinkered opinions I have heard is that the only difference between a one night stand, and seeing an escort, is that money changes hands. A radio presenter on a relatively new radio […]

HIV/AIDS: You, me and HIV

February 14, 2012

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Photo: lst1984/FlickrLiving and loving with HIV JOHANNESBURG, 14 February 2012 (PlusNews) – Rising HIV prevalence rates around the world have changed how we date and how we love, at least in theory. The sexual history discussion comes up earlier in dating, and HIV testing as a couple is just a step below becoming “official”. Then […]