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 June 22, 2012
1. Who Needs a Swiss Army Knife when You’ve Got a…Tampon?
Serving as everything from a water filter to an impromptu blow dart, the latest multi-use survival tool could be right up your vagina.
2. Hormonal Olympic Athletes Shown the Door
The New York Times debunks the Olympian myth that testosterone levels define athletic potential, but women with naturally high levels of the hormone are still being barred from competition.
3. Man Up, Pin-Ups
A gallery of manly men in traditionally feminine poses arouses laughter while addressing a more serious issue: disparity in the sexualization of the sexes.
4. Sex Stereotypes? Not in Our Schools
Misguided beliefs about how boys and girls learn “differently” are no longer acceptable grounds for single-sex schooling.
5. Misidentified Sex Toy Excites Entire Village
Titillating sex toy or rare mystical fungus? A Chinese news broadcast was thrilled to discover what they identified as a legendary mushroom of immortality, but their snickering viewers disagreed.
6. Screw School Supplies, Pick up Porn for Your Children
No, you don’t have to hold their hands while they watch it. But you should be making sure your kids are learning from the right kinds of porn.