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Bringing Sexy Mac: The risks of sex positivity and advocacy

April 3, 2014

Last summer, I started a long-term project on consent within the Fifty Shades of Grey series as seen through BDSM and marriage contracts. Only halfway through the summer did I pay attention to reactions to the topic. It was only ...

Bringing Sexy Mac: Awareness and sex positivity in BDSM

October 31, 2013

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 pr...

Hegemony, heteronormativity and amoeba

October 17, 2013

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 th...

Bringing Sexy Mac! Consent is sexy; being intentional and clear with language is sexier

May 2, 2013

I care a lot about language. It may be because of my configuration of majors and a minor, or because I have worked and want to work in communications and marketing, or because one of my best friends is a linguist. For whatever re...

Sex positivity panel discusses contraception, sex

April 25, 2013

“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...

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

April 25, 2013

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 ev...

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