The Sexual Freedom Project: Shockingly Old Fashioned

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Tiye

Tiye

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.
Tiye

In today’s video, we meet several young women at Dupont Circle in Washington, DC who have strong feelings about owning vibrators, judgmental people, religious institutions, and shockingly old fashioned ideas.

What’s your opinion? Can one ever really own too many vibrators? Should marriage be denied to people because of their sexual orientation? And when’s the last time you shoved someone into a room and said “hey, come on, jump in bed with us”?

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Video by Tiye Massey.

TRANSCRIPT

VenusPlusX: …In the state of Arkansas, one is only legally permitted to own five vibrators.
Woman 1: Really? It’s bullshit. So…
Woman 2: Yeah I think it’s bullshit too.
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Woman 3: Who the hell are you to be telling me what I should be doing with my body and my life?
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Woman 1: There are plenty of non-religious people who are also just… really judgmental.
Woman 2: It’s kind of like the marriage thing; why is it between a man and a woman? You know, it’s like a Christian institution that’s built into our society but it’s supposed to be separate. So like, laws that are supposed to “help” us or whatever, really just tell us what they don’t want us to do.
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Woman 4: I do find it really shocking that people are against abortion, for example. It feels like you go back in time… It’s just shockingly, shockingly old-fashioned and shockingly short-sighted and it seems very repressive of women to be honest. … It’s not like you’re shoving anyone into a room and going ‘Hey, come on, jump in bed with us!’ Like it’s whatever, you’re just saying what you want!”

Tiye

Tiye

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.
Tiye