THE SEX UNEDUCATED

Sex + Gender
Queer + Feminist
Social theory + Cultural Critique

thesexuneducated:

Sooo I’m a finalist for Oakland’s Queer Idol. I’ll be competing for the title and $500 at Oakland Pride at the end of this month! I’m so excited! (If you live in the Bay and plan on going to pride show me some love!!!) I haven’t been singing in recent years and my friends forced me to come out for this competition and ….. here I am! Enjoy! Let me know what you think :) 

For the morning crowd :) 

Sooo I’m a finalist for Oakland’s Queer Idol. I’ll be competing for the title and $500 at Oakland Pride at the end of this month! I’m so excited! (If you live in the Bay and plan on going to pride show me some love!!!) I haven’t been singing in recent years and my friends forced me to come out for this competition and ….. here I am! Enjoy! Let me know what you think :) 

HIV by the Numbers

Hi,

I hope this finds you well. Healthline just released an informative article with graphics regarding HIV/AIDs facts in the US and around the World. The page details who is being effected and the cost of treatment. You can check out the resource here: http://www.healthline.com/health/hiv-aids/facts-statistics-infographic

This valuable, med-reviewed information shows the need to continueeducating people on prevention and how to protect yourself and your loved ones. I thought this would be a great resource for your audience, and I am writing to ask if you would include it as a source of information on your page: http://thesexuneducated.tumblr.com/post/10134866509/hiv-epidemic-interactive-map

Please let me know if this would be possible. I’m happy to answer any other questions as well.

Warm regards,
Maggie Danhakl • Assistant Marketing Manager
Healthline • The Power of Intelligent Health
660 Third Street, San Francisco, CA 94107 
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The Bandit Zine's 1st Annual Feminist Film Fest: NOW ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS!

We are seeking short film(s) from or featuring feminist-identified and/or female-identified filmmakers* until August 18th. 

Professionals, amateurs, students, and community members locally, nationally and internationally are welcome to submit. The film fest will be held at an independent theater in Grand Rapids, MI (home of ArtPrize) on September 21st, 2014. 

For more information about the event, how to submit or get involved, please visit: http://www.grfff.org/

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*Including anyone who is underrepresented in film, filmmaking, media, etc. This event is inclusive and is centered around intersectionality. 

The problem that needs to be fixed is not kick all the girls out of YA, it’s teach boys that stories featuring female protagonists or written by female authors also apply to them. Boys fall in love. Boys want to be important. Boys have hopes and fears and dreams and ambitions. What boys also have is a sexist society in which they are belittled for “liking girl stuff.” Male is neutral, female is specific.

I heard someone mention that Sarah Rees Brennan’s THE DEMON’S LEXICON would be great for boys, but they’d never read it with that cover. Friends, then the problem is NOT with the book. It’s with the society that’s raising that boy. It’s with the community who inculcated that boy with the idea that he can’t read a book with an attractive guy on the cover.

Here’s how we solve the OMG SO MANY GIRLS IN YA problem: quit treating women like secondary appendages. Quit treating women’s art like it’s a niche, novelty creation only for girls. Quit teaching boys to fear the feminine, quit insisting that it’s a hardship for men to have to relate to anything that doesn’t specifically cater to them.

Because if I can watch Raiders of the Lost Ark and want to grow up to be an archaeologist, there’s no reason at all that a boy shouldn’t be able to read THE DEMON’S LEXICON with its cover on. My friends, sexism doesn’t just hurt women, and our young men’s abysmal rate of attraction to literacy is the proof of it.

If you want to fix the male literary crisis, here’s your solution:

Become a feminist.

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The Problem is Not the Books, Saundra Mitchell (via silverstags)

OMG THIS THIS THIS THIS!!!!!

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Aw fuck yeah!

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  1. banquos—ghost answered: I really want to see it because it has Marxist themes! But I’m glad to hear it’s at least thought provoking enough to see!

Its really fascinating. Entirely male-centric and a dangerous mapping of observed ape gender roles onto human gender roles. However, a very interesting film about violence, about animal cruelty, about power. I recommend it! 

Feminist/animal studies friends! Have any of you seen Dawn of The Planet of the Apes? I just saw it and wow, quite a lot is going on in this film! What were your thoughts?

quintessence-of-dust:

Kacy Catanzaro: the first woman in history to qualify for Mt. Midoriyama.

I just need everyone to watch this video [x]. She’s a 5 foot, 100 lb gymnast and she beasts through this insanely difficult, heavily upper body focused course like it was her morning jog. The camera keeps cutting to these massive, musclebound men in the audience with their mouths hanging open. 

I watched this and thought it was incredible. I also REALLY ENJOYED HEARING THE ANNOUNCERS say that she is the BEST ATHLETE, MALE OR FEMALE, that has EVER been on the show. Fucking amazing. 

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chloridecleansing:

You can be proud of your sexuality and still in the closet for your own safety. Not everyone you know has to know that you’re not straight for you to be a ‘good’ queer/gay. Protecting yourself from homophobes is not ‘contributing to the issue’. Do not come out into a dangerous situation with no support network or without any financial independence. If you think someone might out you, don’t tell them shit.

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secondary education is so fun! i teach high school english and i love my job!

A question by rachelnoelberry

yeah! can’t wait …. happy you love what you do :)

You are a brave woman to enter the fray of secondary education, though I think you'd be very good at it.

A question by Anonymous

THANK YOU! I’m really excited xx

So, Ive decided that, instead of immediately getting my phd, I would like to become a secondary educator. I MUCHAH CHUCKIN HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER. :) 

The person with the blue hat is my love. :) this video made me smile! Anywho - if you like electronic, ambient synth stuff, you’ll like this.