Gender, Sex, Culture, Folklore, and the Body

Month November 2019

Intersectionality and Sexuality

Intersectionality was coined by Kimberle Crenshaw in 1989, to describe how race, class, gender, and other characteristics interact and produce unique experiences based on the different interactions one has. Race, class, and gender all impact how and if one is… Continue Reading →

An Exploration of the Hijab

In its most basic definition, the hijab is a headscarf that covers a woman’s hair. It is used in the Muslim faith as a way for women to maintain modesty in the presence of men. In some countries the hijab is only… Continue Reading →

Hymen Checking? Unfortunately, Still a Thing in 2019

Rapper T.I. came under fire today for disclosing on an episode of the podcast, Ladies Like Us, that he takes his eldest daughter to the gynecologist every year to “check her hymen” to ensure it is still intact. T.I. went on… Continue Reading →

Sexuality in the 21st Century

According to the Human Rights Campaign, sexual orientation can be defined as “an inherent or immutable enduring romantic or sexual attraction to other people.” In the last decade, the seemingly black and white topic of sexuality and sexual orientation only… Continue Reading →

T.I. and Consent

In a recent podcast interview, the rapper, T.I. revealed that he visits the gynecologist with his eighteen-year-old daughter, Dejyah Harris. This isn’t a common check up to ensure her health, but to ensure that her hymen is still intact, overall,… Continue Reading →

Sex Trafficking in the News

In Dallas, Texas, two females under the age of eighteen were victims of sex trafficking by sex trafficker, Victoria Bautista. The victims of the sex trafficking were relatives to Bautista. Victoria Bautista would force the minors to engage in sexual… Continue Reading →

“Local health center reports ‘drastic’ increase in STD, HIV rates in Hampton Roads”

The LGBT Life Center in Hampton Roads noticed an increase in sexually transmitted diseases.  Over the past six months there has been 254 cases, which is a 20% increase.  The LGBT Life Center is also seeing an increase in HIV with 31… Continue Reading →

The Male Birth Control Pill

History of Contraception Contraception are methods and techniques taken to prevent pregnancy and protect from sexually transmitted diseases. Methods have been around since ancient times. Dating back to ancient Greeks where ways to control fertility included using magic, superstition, herbs,… Continue Reading →

The Katie Hill Resignation: The Revenge Porn Debate and Double Standards

In the last week of October 2019, U.S. Representative Katie Hill resigned her office amid allegations of sexual impropriety.  Hill, a freshman member of congress once considered a rising star in the party, represented a suburban Los Angeles district. She… Continue Reading →

Let’s Talk about Sex… In School

In the year of 2019 there has been a huge shift in the society’s embracement of sexuality and sexual orientation. Over the years many have grown to accept the LGBT community and adapted the world to include all identities in our everyday… Continue Reading →

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