Tag: sex positivity

Bringing Sexy Mac: On the joys of sex positivity
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Bringing Sexy Mac: On the joys of sex positivity

In last week’s Sexy Mac, I wrote about the risks of doing advocacy around the issues of sexual and/or romantic health. It is horrific that a movement I envision as combating power and violence is also tied to violence for these advocates. While I have experienced some negative and hurtful situations because of my involvement…

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Bringing Sexy Mac: Awareness and sex positivity in BDSM

Considering that my readership may be more concerned with paying for books and rent than establishing a Domination dungeon, I talk a lot about BDSM in this column. Admittedly, the research I have done on Fifty Shades of Grey probably spearheads my engagement with the experiences expressed in the acronym. But even without my project…

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Hegemony, heteronormativity and amoeba

With any shared environment and a population as large as Macalester, you are bound to end up with a few inside jokes, traditions, rituals and perspectives. For example, when I’m in Café Mac, I love being able to recognize that someone probably has a ziplock bag or Tupperware in their sweater when I see a…

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Sex positivity panel discusses contraception, sex

“Insurance companies like birth control because it’s cheaper than paying for a baby,” said Dan Buck, a representative and employee of National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League (NARAL) Pro-Choice Minnesota at the Safer Sex, Birth Control and Sex Positivity Panel hosted by Mac Activists for Choice on Tues., April 23. This panel was a…

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Bringing Sexy Mac! Examining sex positivity through a lens of class consciousness

Numerous departments and organizations on campus have gathered over the course of this semester to discuss a common topic: class. At every single gathering, the reason multiple people (myself included) gave for attending the event was that “We don’t talk about class enough on this campus.” I consider myself someone who thinks critically about class…