Active Sexual Consent (and Dissent)

Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law. Since Jonathan Korman wrote about consent, I've been giving it some deep thought. Including the comment by Niki Whiting on how women need to be educated about consent. And I've been thinking of it in context of the freak out in the atheist community over harassment, and in other freak outs that have happened in the Pagan community. I think one of the problems with consent and communication is that we tend to treat sexual attraction as some sort … [Read more...]

Gender, Sex, Fat Acceptance and Other Weird Stuff

Buckle up. This is going to be a rambler.All across my social media I'm finding really interesting ideas about gender politics, sexuality, and fat acceptance. And all these posts seem to be connected in tenuous ways that I don't have the mental bandwidth to explore deeply today.The first post is by the fabulous Jonathan Korman, who shares my deep love for comedian Louis C.K. You seriously need to take time to read the entire thing. It's fantastic: When I was a young fella I lived an … [Read more...]

Fat Acceptance?

Have you heard of Fat Acceptance? It's a perspective pushed by activists like Joy Nash, and artists like Beth Ditto.Here are a couple of videos made by Joy Nash on Fat Acceptance:I have to admit, I'm on the fence. On one hand, I know that taking care of my health is important. I have a family history that includes diabetes and heart disease. My ticker has already been in the shop, due to a birth defect. I want to feel healthy. I want to feel good.On the other hand, I have … [Read more...]

Ares and Aphrodite make love in Afghanistan

If you have ever had a hard time wrapping your mind around the hot, passionate love affair that Love and War engage in, you need to watch this video and all is made clear.Lady Gaga's Telephone - Afghanistan RemixPerformed by soldiers from the 82nd Airborne unit stationed in Afghanistan, this video is a remake of Lady Gaga's "Telephone". The soldiers tease one another in sexually suggestive ways and seem comfortable doing so. Part way through the video more soldiers join in and their … [Read more...]