In this podcast episode, Sandra Kim and Rev. Rob Keithan discuss how his faith led him to be involved in reproductive justice and how people of faith and religious organizations can stand up for social justice based on their faith. As one of their activist slogans says, you can be “pro-faith, pro-family, pro-choice.”
When it comes to sexuality and feminism, one of the biggest roadblocks that we face – both in unlearning our own educations and in teaching others – is how social messages conflict with our own authenticity. What are some ways in which we can transform public thought about sexual “norms” and reconcile our feminist beliefs with social norms surrounding sex?
Shockingly, the topic of sexuality education is still very controversial today. Views around whether this vital information should be taught in schools, what exactly should be discussed, and which populations “need” it the most varies widely. In this podcast episode, Bryce Komaroff and Melissa A. Fabello discuss the benefits of pursuing a career in sex ed!
Close your eyes and think about the word abortion. What are the first things that come to mind? Pregnancy? Unborn fetuses? Policy makers? Crying? Grief? Our society is filled with all kinds of mixed messages and myths about abortion. These myths have real consequences and effects on policy, which limits people’s right to choose. Let’s bust some of these myths.
Can you think of a movie or television show that portrays abortion as an option for one of its characters? These are the dominant narratives about abortion – the stories we see and hear that shape how we perceive the procedure. Meanwhile, where are the real stories? Where are the realities, the facts and the lived experiences of actual people having abortions?
In our culture, the concept of “pleasure-based sexuality education” is scary. But the reality is that it provides youth with tools to navigate a fundamental part of their sexuality. In this podcast episode, Melissa A. Fabello and Erica M. Butler discuss the value of emphasizing pleasure in sex-education, and provide ideas about how to make it a reality.
For someone just learning about the various spectrums of human sexuality, the topic can be overwhelming. Not to fear! Here to lay out introductions to everything from gender to the difference between sexual behavior and sexual orientation is vlogger Hank Green! Check out his video to get a little closer to understanding and appreciating human complexity.
I remember when I first discovered porn. Fascinated by this world of unleashed sexual expression, I couldn’t get enough of it. I thought I’d outgrow my porn habit over time. But I never did. I didn’t know it then, but porn had become an addiction. I didn’t realize how much watching porn manipulated my mind, warping my sexuality, numbing my feelings, and impacting my relationships with women.
What is sexual objectification, and why is it a big deal? In this video, sex educator and kick-ass feminist Laci Green gives an (albeit very brief) overview of our culture’s sexual objectification problem and how it contributes to serious problems like gender and sexual inequality in every sphere of life — as well as perpetuating rape culture. Spread the word that we all deserve to own (and be the subjects of) our sexuality.
My darling Son, this is not a conversation any boy wants to have with his mum at any age. But it’s a conversation we must have nonetheless. I would be failing in my duty as a parent, guide, and woman if I did not share the following information with you – information that has the power to impact greatly upon your future sex life. And your relationships. So listen carefully. This is important.