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Jesse Jackson, 1983

Understanding & Defining Gender & Sexual Variancy

Understanding & Defining Gender & Sexual Variancy

On Gender… For the majority of people one's gender is simple, clear, and defined: one is either a man or a woman. There is nothing complicated about it.   Our society has certain "womanly" or "manly" behaviours, traits, and expectations around what a man or...

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A Short History of Sex & Sexuality … Retelling Truths

A Short History of Sex & Sexuality … Retelling Truths

“Present fears are less than horrible imaginings” (Shakespeare, Macbeth) To consider and be comfortable with authentic displays of variant genders and sexualities seems such a basic, healthy, productive, powerful, potentially opening and enlivening premise; yet,...

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Switching 101

Switching 101

What is Switching... To switch, and the process of engaging in the action of switching, can most broadly be described as dwelling in, and having the intention of, honoring, exploring, and sharing different, switchable aspects of a person: multiple or varied states of...

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Kicking Sexism & Ageism To The Curb

Kicking Sexism & Ageism To The Curb

Sexy, Older Women ... The recent media hoopla surrounding Susan Sarandon's choice to show her cleavage at the 2016 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, where she was nominated for an Outstanding Performance award, has once again raised the discussion on how our...

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