Last week during the presidential election, a myriad of controversial issues from the legalization of marijuana to same-sex marriage equality were listed on particular state ballots across America. One issue on the ballot that many Michiganders may not have heard of, though, was California’s ‘Measure B,’ or the ‘Safer Sex in the Adult Film Industry Act’—a [...]
Monday afternoon, ten minutes after finishing my blog post in response to the buzzing Michigan Daily article Busy: Fulfillment Without Commitment at the University, I sat down at my desk at the Michigan Daily for my shift as copy desk editor. Yes, I work for the publication I was critiquing. Free speech, people. As I turned on [...]
...during the state ballot on November 9th, Mississippi voters will be determining whether or not personhood officially starts at conception, a hot debate for well over 40 years. Let's just say I have a lot to dish out about this topic.
It is possible to have a short, exciting, respectful, pleasurable, and enjoyable sexual experience without being manipulative. But, the thought I had while reading your letter was that you seem to have spent a lot of time talking about what I, as a male, but have spent little time addressing how to improve our actions.
“You are fortunate enough to be able to spend your entire winter vacation in Los Angeles. [...] As you are sipping your drink, you look over and notice that actor Johnny Depp is just a few tables away. [...] Still more amazing, he catches your eye and then approaches you. He says, ‘I have been [...]
“Are you on birth control?” If you’re a man, this question has probably never been directed towards you, but according to recent developments in contraceptive research, this could change soon.The program director of the Contraceptive Development Research Centers Program funded by the National Institutes of Health, Dr. Diana Blithe, is developing methods for reversible male [...]
Trish Bendix at Alternet.org wrote an interesting piece on the representations and visibility of lesbians in prime time TV shows. She argues that although there are lesbian couples and characters in popular shows, like Grey’s Anatomy and the upcoming show I Hate That I Love You, there is a large disparity in numbers between gay [...]
Feministing recently tackled the question "Can porn be feminist?" Female pornographer Tristan Taormino identifies herself as a feminist porn producer in that her films are highly dependent on the actors involved. She tries to tell a story and remain respectful to the desires and comfort of everyone involved in the process. To her, this makes [...]
Sexism is often viewed as extinct or at least dormant in this modern world of female CEO’s, politicians, and athletes. However sexist ideologies are still rampant in today’s society. Ideologies are most accurately described as a set of beliefs that an individual has, but does not necessarily register as conscious. Sexist images are being bombarded [...]
With the last few posts about the recent election, I’d like to share some information on a lighter note. GOOD is an online and print magazine launched a few years ago that provides content to encourage people to “live well and do good.” They present information about our society in an aesthetically pleasing way, catching [...]