gender roles

The Sexual Freedom Project: Everyone’s Different

Young people more and more are rejecting the social construct of male and female in favor of gender neutral attitudes.

Many queer youth are neither gay, lesbian, bisexual, or trans, and call themselves gender queer, or intergender, or don’t label themselves at all.

Dispensing with, breaking free of, traditional male and female roles allows each of us to be free to find our own unique expression, or non-expression, of our birth assigned gender.

A post-gender world is a real thing, and is worth striving for so that each child is born is free from cultural “norms” that otherwise restrict growth and creativity.

Philo’s Manifesto, from the award-winning book, Venus Plus X, that inspired our name, discusses the possibilities, as does our own Manifesto for The New Age of Sexual Freedom

We would like to know what you think. How do you see the changing roles for males and females and those in between? 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.

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I think.. society’s view of, of the whole male/female thing is really outdated. I get in conversations with friends about this all the time. Like uh, how men are supposed to do ‘this’ and women are supposed to do ‘this’ and they really put emphasis on men being masculine and doing manly things like mechanic work, and stuff like that, And women doing gardening and cooking and it’s not like that, you know America is progressing and.. people take on different roles and, especially in the LGBT community, I mean it just, it doesn’t apply. I mean you can’t just put one person into a specific mold and expect everyone to be the same. Just, people aren’t designed that way. So I think uh, people really need to broaden their horizons and uh, open up to uh, different perspectives. How people, people operate, I mean, everyone’s different.

Afghan woman slain for giving birth to daughter

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News of Note: Afghan woman slain for giving birth to daughter

KUNDUZ, Afghanistan — An Afghan man killed his wife for giving birth to a third daughter rather than the son he’d hoped for, police said Monday.

The 28-year-old victim, who was known by the one name of Storai, was strangled by her husband — a local militia member — and his mother on Saturday, authorities said.

Storai had given birth to the couple’s third daughter three months ago in Mohasili village in Afghanistan’s northern Kunduz province.

Police said they arrested the victim’s mother-in-law in connection with her death, but Storai’s husband was still at large, likely sheltered by heavily-armed militia colleagues.

“The existence of militiamen is a huge problem and therefore we face difficulty in arresting him,” Kunduz police chief Sufi Habib said.

Nadera Geya, head of the Kunduz women’s affairs department, called the killing one of the worst examples of violence against women she had encountered.

Acid attack
Violence against women is common in Afghanistan. In late November in the same province, an Afghan family that refused to give their daughter in marriage to a man they considered irresponsible was attacked at home by assailants who poured acid over both parents and three children.

This kind of male-dominated society can be seen all over the world. Even with the onset of technology like abortions, male children are often preferred in counties like China, India, Pakistan, Korea, and Taiwan, leading to a significant number of missing females from the population. Not to mention burqas and female genital mutilation; we still have long way to go. How do you think society’s portrayal of gender affects sexuality? Will we ever collectively move past this inhumane gender bias? Please share your thoughts below.

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