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Commercializing Sex Positivity

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Commercializing Sex Positivity

By: Lilith                 The term sex positivity is thrown around a lot both online and among peer circles whether feminist or not because is seems rather self explanatory. Especially considering our neo-liberal system where the individual needs rule, of course we are sex positive, sex is good—if not necessary. In fact, our culture is saturated with the idea that pleasure is not only good but necessary to one’s general well-being—we should expect it in relationships and the rise masturbation as a fulfilling pastime (within reason) only grows. Yet where does sex positivity come from as an idea? Not surprisingly for many,...

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My Feminism Plays Nice with BDSM

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My Feminism Plays Nice with BDSM

By: Lilith As a feminist I struggle with what i feel is objectifying and counter to my feminist philosophies daily, as I encounter various television shows, movies, books and hashtag activism online. I’ve even struggled with how I interact with pornography. As a staunch sex-positive person, I feel that embracing pleasure as a right and exploring one’s body in whatever way (consensual and legally speaking) pleases oneself is healthy and wonderfully fulfilling. Yet, one cannot deny the truth, some pornography (I will not generalize and say that all or even most) is demeaning and perpetuates the very sexist patriarchal institutions...

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Cruz’s Crusade: The Unholy Union

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Cruz’s Crusade: The Unholy Union

By: Little Red  The coupling of sex and state is a tangled relationship. Keeping in line with the infamous “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy, the key political figures make the bulk of their moves behind closed doors. This works most of the time, except when the hinges start to rust and the public gains access to battering rams, and some milquetoast white-picket-fence politician has to try to quell the mob. With the prevalence of legislation such as Prop 8, Religious Freedom Restoration Acts in North Carolina (and Georgia, and Indiana, and Tennessee, and Texas), bigoted crackpots like Kim Davis, Donald Trump...

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