Archive for June, 2009

(Video) Michelle Goldberg on the Global Battle Over Reproductive Health

June 25th, 2009 at 2:23 pm

In her new book The Means of Reproduction: Sex, Power, and the Future of the World, author Michelle Goldberg exposes the global battle over women’s reproductive rights that pit reformers against an international alliance of fundamentalists, with profound consequences for both individual lives and worldwide development. Last night IWHC hosted an event with Michelle so […]

Women’s Studies Professor Isn’t Listening to Women: Sex Workers Clash with “Experts” in Rhode Island

June 25th, 2009 at 9:39 am

This is cross-posted from Sex Work Awareness. Donna Hughes, a Professor of Women’s Studies at the University of Rhode Island and an outspoken opponent of the sex industry, wrote a piece for the Providence Journal called RI’s Carnival of Prostitution. In the piece, she describes a hearing in which sex workers speak out for themselves […]

Book Review: The Masters of Sex

June 22nd, 2009 at 2:27 am

Masters of Sex: The Life and Times of William Masters and Virginia Johnson, the Couple Who Taught America How to Love by Thomas Maier rating: 4 of 5 stars I’m not generally in the habit of reading biographies (exception: I’ve read all the biographies there are to read about Victoria Woodhull), because I don’t really […]

My Criticisms: HIV, Porn, and Reponsibility

June 17th, 2009 at 10:57 am

I’ve got a guest post up at Feministing about the new HIV cases in porn valley, with some slightly harsh words about the ways that testing and prevention are thought of as the same thing, and a call to responsibility. Here are a few excerpts from the piece: This past week it was revealed that […]

Restricted Access to Online Sexuality Info: My First Funded Research Project

June 15th, 2009 at 10:07 am

This year continues to be something of a banner year for me gaining legitimacy in the world. Remember when I went from being a sex worker, blogger, and porn director to being a professor and non-profit full time job haver? Yeah, that was pretty awesome. The latest development in the Year of Legitimacy (it deserves […]

2010 Sex Blogger Calender: Visions of Sexual Freedom

June 13th, 2009 at 12:54 pm

The 2010 NYC Sex Blogger Calendar is unique in bringing together several of NYC’s writers, filmmakers and sex educators with twelve outstanding photographers and incorporating the participation of the larger sex-positive community to our efforts to support Sex Work Awareness. Last year’s calendar made the Speak Up! media training for sex workers possible and with […]

June 5, 2009 Akimbo Week of 6/8 (International Women’s Health Coalition)

June 12th, 2009 at 6:56 pm

Here’s what we’ve been checking out online this week: The blog Five Rupees has an interesting post called Advertising Sexual And Reproductive Health In Pakistan: The Touch Condom Song, with a music video for the song in question. The BBC reports on Indian sex workers in Tamil Nadu learning karate for self defense. The 45 […]

My Rutgers Class So Far

June 6th, 2009 at 11:31 pm

I feel like I’m getting the hang of this teaching thing. It’s pretty awesome. Since I’m pretty immersed in the teaching thing plus tons of other work, here’s a photo and some of my more favorite slides, instead of a grand ole post about how it has been going. Readings, lecture notes, and videos are […]

Akimbo Week of 6/1 (International Women’s Health Coalition)

June 5th, 2009 at 2:28 pm

Here’s what we’ve been checking out online this week: Global Voices had a bunch of great posts about sexual health and reproductive rights around the world. Among our favorites were East Timor: Thoughts on Abortion A Few Days Before Law Approval and Egypt: Anti-Male Circumcision Campaign has a really interesting feature called No Man’s […]

Carol Queen & Friends: A Sex-Positive Soiree and Reading

June 2nd, 2009 at 10:32 am

So, uh, I’ve been working on this piece of creative writing with the aims of making a one-woman show. You know, in my spare time. It’s getting to the point in the draft where I need some hard nudges and it needs to start taking shape a bit more. Also, I need to take some […]