We need to stop asking when the wave of allegations will stop, and instead, we need to ask how it all began.
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While this is no love letter to these two men, I am grateful for the dialogue they’ve inspired — one about the intelligent management of human sexuality.
Sex sells. Sexuality sells better.
Steven Ing discusses Handmaid's Tale, the novel, in light of the upcoming TV series on Hulu.
What can this new show teach us about human sexuality?
Most of us parents feel waaay awkward talking to our children about sex because we have no idea what we're doing. Note: the kids are noticeably creeped out too.
Here are a few no-fail answers to get you and your kids started. Getting the party started: First, ask yourself as a parent if you believe your children are good people who want good for others. Most of us believe in our children so an emphatic "Yes!" means that we really need to focus on a conversation rather than a lesson or, worse yet, a sermon.
Just as in the story from Greek mythology where just looking at Medusa's head could have dire consequences--turning one into stone--so too might looking into the classic Greed stories themselves. So say some of the highly sensitive.
From the NY Times:
Whew! Sexual-based stigma is a whole lot bigger than I ever thought it could be. Sure, gays get their share of the hate and we all call that homophobia. Women get their second-class treatment and we call that misogyny. These are real problem behaviors that cause genuine suffering by promoting discrimination. I have no desire to minimize them or to suggest that we should stop talking about them. But there is a problem with thinking that these forms of ignorance and discrimination are only about gays or only about women. That is to miss the larger picture. Gays, women and...sex offenders.
Tom Petty has joined the crowd of humanity who seek a rational, albeit "kinda pissed," discussion about human sexuality. With a song set to be released next week, “Playing Dumb,” he implicitly takes on the Catholic Church for “covering up” the clergy sex abuse scandals, according to a new cover story in Billboard. The magazine quotes the lyrics “For every confession that wasn’t on the level/For every man of God that lives with hidden
"Every generation gets the science fiction it deserves." --unknown
Some sexual futurists (like yours truly) are still digesting the news about the recent Vatican Synod of Bishops. From the International Business Times: Pope Francis calls for frankness when discussing taboo topics during the two-week Synod of Bishops. He wants everyone to discuss head on the topics of marriage, divorce, homosexuality and sex. The Pope gets what he wished for when Australian couple Ron and Mavis Pirola's turn to speak came.