Every Friday, The CSPH shares with you stories, reports, and headlines we’ve come across during the week focusing on sexuality, gender, sexual health, sexual politics, and more. These may be stories we found to be controversial, thought-provoking, or just plain interesting! Without further adieu, here is the roundup for the week of August 24, 2012.
Apparently, although this trans daddy had no problem joining a group dedicated to breastfeeding education, his self-identification as a father means he is ineligible to lead them.2. Todd Akin’s Advice Column Is A Real Hit With The Ladies
[TW: Rape] In a spot-on parody (and a great example of how to make a non-offensive rape joke), one pregnant woman praises Akin for teaching her the truth about her sexual assault.
3. Think You Might Have An STD? Just Get Some Rest
The shameful state of teen sex ed lends some insight as to why Todd Akin might have been allowed onto the House Committee on Science in the first place.
4. Ivy League In Decline…Due To Sexual Influences?
We don’t think former Yale student Nathan Harden’s claim that “an obsession with sex” marked the complete ruin of his campus. I mean, have you seen ‘That’s Why I Chose Yale’…?
5. Pervert’s Book Club
(Almost) fifty shades of sex experts, sexologists, and sex therapists share their favorite must-read books. No comment on how many of them are grey.
6. Why Do I Need A Gender, Anyways?
An examination of agendered life begs the question: what does gender got to do with it?