Posts Tagged ‘media’

Boiled frogs can’t censor Blog Nine and Three-Quarters

This image is a Tumblr message I received recently and it’s indicative of a problem whose scope I want more people to understand. Here’s the message: fishingforanvils: Thanks for having your own domain name – it helps me get past the school’s proxy servers and read up about rolequeer theory unobstructed! This is particularly timely […]

Wednesday Wanderings: Stupid People See Sex as Shame and Stigma

Look, sex is political. I’m really, really sorry about that because the people who that fact hurts the most are the people who aren’t empowered to live or fuck the way they want, but it is. And with this week’s midterm election just past, here’s a couple of links driving that point home that caught […]

How Sex-negative Lies Perpetuate a Fear-based Culture

“Love is what we were born with. Fear is what we learned here.” —Marianne Williamson The sex-negative strategy is composed of two major stages, each with its own primary tactic. First, scare; second, confuse. Both tactics are wielded against institutions (a political party, universities, medical associations, etc.) and individuals (activists, celebrities, researchers, journalists, etc.). In […]

Now you know why I’m angry; here’s why you need to be, too

In my last post, I wrote that I am angry at the pervasive culture of fear, particularly surrounding sexuality. Like any culture, this one is no accident. It began in Victorian social strictures, has been engendered by the public schools, sustained by mass-market media, and is furthered by judgmental people enthralled to their fears. And […]

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