The Sexual Freedom Project

Human Rights in Perspective: A Tale of Two Countries (Part 2)

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In Part 1, I shed some light on the current human rights challenges we face, and in Part 3 I  offer a call to action, but here is a more in-depth look at two countries that are particularly interesting -- Uganda and Sweden. What do the Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2013 tell us about these places? Uganda This country has been on the map for a while now for it punitive laws against people who are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT). And, this year, since this report's publication, Uganda's draconian Anti-Homosexuality Act, referred ...

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The Sexual Freedom Project: A Culmination of Things

As a new addition to VenusPlusX, I would like to express my views on some of the interesting media I have come across here. One video I found is particularly intriguing because the woman speaks of the big picture – the culmination of things that influence our sexuality. Everyone is a product of their environment, and everything connects. Social mechanisms such as school, church, media, and upbringing tend to have a large impact on individuality. What do you think? Are you free from the external influences that we all experience, or how are you still affected? Send us a video or essay expressing your ...

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Human Rights in Perspective: Current Challenges to Sexual Freedom (Part 1)

The human mind is a dangerous weapon. The Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2013 from the U.S. State Department reinforce this timeless notion. The Report, released in February, gives us a clear view of the current frontier in the human rights struggle. Things have come to a head, and at this point you have no excuse to be uninformed. The discrimination that the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Trans) community is facing worldwide is out of control, and will surely have adverse effects on people of all races, genders, colors, and creeds if left alone. Freedom is not freedom ...

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The Sexual Freedom Project: Politics

How do you think sexual freedom gets politicized?  Should sexual freedom be a matter for the individual? or the community? Let us know what you think. Make a video, write a poem, song, or an essay — or even create an original work of art — and express your thoughts on these topics. If we feature your contribution on the site, we will send you a free VenusPlusX t-shirt to thank you. Video shot and edited by Fito Moreno    

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The Sexual Freedom Project: I have a different view…

(También en español) There can be many reasons why some people do not understand same-sex relationships, but tolerance for others and acceptance of  same-sex relationships is increasing each year. Has it become kind of taboo to be downright anti-gay? Leave a comment and let us know what you think, or make your own video or blog to share. We will send you a free VenusPlusX t-shirt or slap bracelet to thank you. Video by Tiye Massey.

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The Sexual Freedom Project: How Can You Say That You Support Love?

Are you frustrated with the hypocrisy in society, politics, and the media when it comes to sex and love? Are you going to do anything about it? Leave a comment and let us know what you think, or make your own video or blog to share. We will send you a free VenusPlusX t-shirt or slap bracelet to thank you. Video by Tiye Massey.

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Hairy Politics

Happy No Shave November, everyone! (not sure who came up with this…) Since when is body hair gendered? Doesn’t it just seem logical that people are hairy? Warmth for winter, right? Apparently if you live in mainstream America, the answer is no. From a young age, girls are expected to shave their body hair – it’s been turned into a coming-of-age ritual, a tradition passed on from generation to generation. From armpits, to legs, to toes, to stomachs, to pubic hair – what’s left untouched by the razor? And speaking of the razor, if you shave, do you buy Gillette? Venus? Disposable? Safety guards? ...

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The Sexual Freedom Project: Gender Definition

Do you think that gender is a social construct to support the binary point of view? As gender lines blur, will binary objectification fade? Leave a comment and let us know what you think, or make your own video or blog to share. We will send you a free VenusPlusX t-shirt or slap bracelet to thank you. Video by Tiye Massey.

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The Sexual Freedom Project: Being Human

How is sexual freedom part of the human experience? Do you agree that to be human is to be sexually free? Leave a comment and let us know what you think, or make your own video or blog to share. We will send you a free VenusPlusX t-shirt or slap bracelet to thank you. Video by Fito Moreno  

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Trans Women Need Love, Too . . . Don’t They?

(También en español) WE ARE NOT SEXUAL OBJECTS! WE ARE NOT YOUR  FANTASY COME TRUE FOR ONE NIGHT WITH NO EMOTION.... Don't we have hearts?  Aren't we human?  Don't we deserve love? As a transgender woman I know how this feels. I was born in the wrong body, Dammit! It's not my fault.  The best choice I made in life was to change my gender. To become one with the person who I identify with inside. I never considered that it would be a life of emptiness and loneliness. But the question remains, why? Why is it ...

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