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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A Second Chance

No one encouraged me to be productive, to make something of my life. Hell, I thought selling drugs and prostituting were careers so naturally when I grew up I followed in those footsteps. I became a prostitute which led to drug addiction and then the cycle began. Nothing good became of my life, each day got harder and harder. The more I lived the more I hated myself. I just didn't understand what I had done to deserve such a horrible life. On a daily basis I would wonder how was it possible for someone to have a child and ...

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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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International Transgender Day of Remembrance in DC

This month’s official DC Transgender Day of Remembrance honors all of those who have died in the strucggle for equality, and their families, as activists rededicate themselves to help answer today’s community concerns. Celebrated internationally, the Transgender Day of Remembrance in DC will take place at 6 PM, Tuesday, November 20, 2012, at the DC Metropolitan Community Church, 474 Ridge Street NW (just north of M Street, near the Green and Yellow Mount Vernon Square Metro Station), and organizers hope the public will attend. Earline Budd, Executive Director of Transgender Health Empowerment (THE), and Day of Remembrance planning ...

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Want Teens to Have Positive Sexual Health? Sex-Positivity Can Help With That

“Informed teens are much more likely to wait for first intercourse, use condoms and other barrier and birth control methods at first intercourse, and are more likely to take responsibility regarding their own sexual health.” Emily E. Prior But not just any information given to teens will produce such a result. For decades, sex education programming in schools across America have used an agenda of fear tactics to teach teens that sex is bad, sexual pleasure is sin, and homosexuality is a mental illness. It’s time that Americans realize this approach of scaring teens from having sex doesn’t work: 46.8% of high ...

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Voting while trans and the problems you might face

New voter ID laws have created costly barriers to voting for many trans people. And much worse, the debate about voter ID laws have made even the idea of voting harder. so many of us may feel discouraged from even trying to vote on election day, according to National Center for Trans Equality Executive Director Mara Keisling. "Our message is don't let them scare you into giving up your vote." I know that this is  tough to face. Honestly, who wants to walk into a voting site as a trans person and present an ID that doesn't completely match ...

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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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So what is ‘Terasem’ exactly?

For more on Terasem... This article is part of our series of posts discussing Terasem. It is written by Khannea Suntzu and cross-posted from Giulio Prisco's web blog Turing Church, where our material on Terasem also appears. Giulio describes our mutual good friend Khannea, as "...a restless walker on the wild side who likes to tell the bare and blunt truth. "She is a blogger, and a far leftist critic of exclusive corporate culture, and the confluence of technological self-empowerment, paired with money. She travels the world making surprise shock rock presentations with a fine mix ...

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1.2 How Immortality Works

También en español   The erotic is the foundation of a universe structured by the will of Love. Love is the fundamental quality of our entire universe. Love is present in every identifiable object, action, or occasion in all of time and space. The action of Love upon physical reality is manifest as Truth, Goodness, and Beauty. Everything which contributes to these attributes of the universe survives as a permanent reality. Death frees our soul--the knowledge, identity, and personality of our active super-consciousness--from the limitations of embodiment in a single biohost. Once free, the soul inhabits the super-consciousness of a new avatar designed and developed specifically ...

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