Some advocates are calling the Food and Drug Administration’s historical hesitation to approve a drug that would treat low sex drive in women sexist; others are saying the development of the medication itself is sexist. Who’s in the right?
This week, a presentation in Chicago had parents worried about what their kids might learn in sex ed class, and research shows that women with more male friends have more sex with their committed partners than their peers.
I realize that for years I’ve been thinking that every loud woman in a bar who gets drunk or laughs about showing her underwear is stupid. Stupid why? If you want to have sex, that can be a very effective way of going about it. Have I been implicitly assuming that women don’t want to have sex?
Several complex and interconnected social and cultural factors have kept women particularly vulnerable to violence directed against them, all of them manifestations of unequal power relations between men and women. The acceptance of violence as a means by which to solve conflict as well as fear of and control over female independence and female sexuality are just some of the contributing factors that allow violence against women to persist. How are the public health and medical communities implicated in all of this? What can they do to address violence against women not just as a legal issue, but as a fundamental human rights health issue that requires medical attention, clinical care, and sustainable public health interventions?
RH Reality Check’s Laura Janoff spoke to Jessica Valenti about liberal parents, schoolgirl fetishes, and women’s sexuality unleashed.
What you’re doing in bed with your partner should center around what you both individually find exciting and pleasurable, not just on what he had happen with another partner or finds to be “cool” or a novelty.
You are entitled to all kinds of relationships and a sex life that are uniquely about who you are, what you want and need, and where your unique body and mind are at any given time.
Britney Spears’ pop-tart image was created as a fantasy for the average man, but since her brush with the ugly side of fame, she’s been subjected to the average female nightmare.
It’s a misinformed notion that anti-choicers are primarily motivated by a desire to save fetuses rather than a desire to control sexual expression, especially female sexual expression.