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Words of Wisdom About Sex That Everyone Should Hear

Laci Green explains sexual consent: what it looks and sounds like, what it isn’t, and how important it is. In a culture that does not stress consent enough when it comes to intimate situations, these are words of wisdom with which we all should familiarize ourselves. (TRIGGER WARNING: This video contains content about sexual assault.) [via UpWorthy]

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‘I Have a Right to My Own Body’: How Project ROSE Tries to ‘Save’ Sex Workers

Last year, Monica Jones was targeted as part of Project ROSE, an "arrest alternative" anti-prostitution program.

Last year, Monica Jones was targeted as part of Project ROSE, an “arrest alternative” anti-prostitution program. As Jones’ trial starts, here’s a look at how Project ROSE operates.

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What Janet Mock Can Teach Us About Womanhood and ‘Realness’

From the cover of Janet Mock's new book, Redefining Realness.

While the media has moved on from Piers Morgan’s awful interview to the next topic du jour, many of us are still getting around to unpacking Janet Mock’s story and the struggles facing trans people that, unfortunately, continue to be overlooked by mainstream media for the more “titillating” aspects of their stories.

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CPAC Come-Ons: Sexual Culture at the Nation’s Largest Conservative Conference

“Everybody knows that guy who swings by and puts his arm around the girl who wants nothing to do with him."

One university student CPAC attendee said that there is definitely “a culture of a bunch of creepy guys” at the conference—young guys, he clarified. “Everybody knows that guy who swings by and puts his arm around the girl who wants nothing to do with him.”

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#LiesToldByFemales Shows the Sexual Double Standard Lives On

A lot of #LiesToldByFemales are women claiming to adhere more closely to traditional gender roles than they actually do, to present themselves as more chaste and more submissive than they actually are.

A lot of #LiesToldByFemales are women claiming to adhere more closely to traditional gender roles than they actually do, to present themselves as more chaste and more submissive than they actually are.

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South Carolina Lawmakers Consider Cutting Colleges’ Funding Over LGBT Books

A South Carolina house committee has passed a budget that includes fiscal punishment for two state-funded schools that assigned "gay-themed" books to students.

A South Carolina house committee has passed a budget that includes fiscal punishment for two state-funded schools that assigned “gay-themed” books to students.

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Living Queer in a Red State

When I moved back to my hometown in South Dakota after leaving my job in Chicago, I knew I was taking a risk—a risk that I would lose access to a queer community.

When I moved back to my hometown in South Dakota after leaving my job in Chicago, I knew I was taking a risk—a risk that I would lose access to a queer community. What I didn’t expect was that my own state government would start to push to decide that I am not a person worth protecting, that I am not deserving of dignity.

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The Evangelical Short-Term Memory Problem

In fact, we’ve been having the same fight over sexual promiscuity like clockwork about every forty years, going back at least a couple centuries.

In fact, we’ve been having the same fight over sexual promiscuity like clockwork about every 40 years, going back at least a couple centuries.

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Anti-Choicers Drop the ‘Life’ Pretense, Increasingly Admit They’re Angry About Sex

Increasingly, anti-choicers are dropping the pretense that they're motivated by "life" and admitting that their efforts are about controlling women's sexuality.

The Family Research Council recently presented a paper positing that the problem with abortion is that women are just having too much sex. It’s part of a trend: Increasingly, anti-choicers are dropping the pretense that they’re motivated by “life” and admitting that their efforts are about controlling women’s sexuality.

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Grinding to a Halt: Middle School Sex Ed Poster Sparks Outrage

"This has nothing to do with abstinence or sexual reproduction," parent Mark Ellis (above) told his local Fox affiliate. "I would like to see that this particular portion of the curriculum is removed from the school.”

A 13-year-old student recently took a picture of a poster hanging at her school that listed ways in which couples can express affection, including grinding and oral sex. Some parents are outraged, and the sex ed curriculum is now under review. But should it be?

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