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 October 26, 2012.
1. Legalizing Sex Work Aids Healthier Sex
Reports are showing that the best way to prevent HIV transmission within the sex worker community in Asia is to legalize and regulate it.
2. Dude, Where’s Your Gynecologist?
Don’t think that just because you lack a vagina, you’re off the hook. Regular sexual health checkups are essential for EVERYONE.
3. Response To Fantasy Slut League, Frankly, Blows
This is hardly the Little League, superintendent – so why aren’t you taking it more seriously?
4. Hating Transsexual Bodies: Read. Listen. Learn.
An in-depth five-part series on how even seemingly “progressive” parts of society continue to undermine trans* identities in a deeply harmful way.
5. Diary Of A Professional Nude Girl
[TW: Sexual harrassment] Molly Crabapple bares all to reveal what it’s really like underneath the world of nude modelling.
6. More Survivors Add Voices To Assault Chronicle
[TW: Rape, victim-blaming] If you haven’t yet read the haunting article “An Account Of Sexual Assault At Amherst College”, go do that. Then read this follow-up.