The Sexual Freedom Project: Sex and Gender

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The following essay was submitted to us by Jamor:

Many people often view sex as scientific, or fact: babies are born male or female, and they behave as men or women. I view sex as the core of deeply rooted systems of oppression all over the world. I say this because sex is so closely connected to gender identity, race, religion, sexual orientation, and even class. A key intersection point among all of these cultural identifiers is sex and the binary most people operate under. We have been told that those born outside of the male-female binary are somehow inferior, or alternative. And we have been told that those who do not perform their gender, making it align with the “correct” sex, are confused. Women have limited control of their own bodies in some places in the world. Our sex is at the core of our identity. Freedom to express one’s sexual identity, whatever that may mean for an individual, is so important because if we can free each other at the core, other forms of oppression will fall as well.

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Tiye Massey studied cinematography at The New School but developed a passion for nutrition after discovering she suffered from food allergies. Tiye is now a Certified Holistic Health Coach (AADP), a Wellness Concierge with Organic Avenue, and a contributing writer for xoVain.com.
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