Hit pause on that “Dancing With The Stars” clip, because you’re going to want to watch our editor-in-chief Amelia sound off on dating while feminist! Who should pay for birth control? Should you take your husband’s last name? Why is gender equality important in a relationship? Amelia’s got all the answers, duh! The video is produced by blogger Lena Chen from SexReally.com and also includes Frisky contributor Chloe Angyal. (Isn’t her Australian accent just lovely?) Let us know about your experiences with dating while feminist in the comments. [YouTube] Keep reading »
Growing up is all about figuring out who you are, who you can call a real friend, and if you are really (really?) just going to turn into your parents. So, yeah, it’s a pretty crappy experience for everybody — and especially so if the place you call home does not embrace being “different.” In the past few decades, LGBT groups and their allies have made huge inroads helping gay young adults feel welcome with gay-straight alliance clubs and the like. In fact, Human Rights Watch’s nationwide event, National Coming Out Day, is next week, on October 11. The day doesn’t necessarily promote gay folks “coming out” of the closet, but it promotes everyone voicing their support for gay rights and equality. Given how just last month, an 18-year-old Rutgers University freshman jumped to his death after his roommate live-streamed his gay encounter on the internet, events like Coming Out Day are so important for visibility.
Later this year, there will be another coming out day: a recent college graduate is organizing “Feminist Coming Out Day” to take place on March 8, 2011, which also just happens to be International Women’s Day. Keep reading »
What happens when a bunch of hormone-ridden college co-eds party together week after week? Apparently nothing. Hot fantasies aside, the cold hard data is in. Kathleen Bogle, author of Hooking Up: Sex, Dating and Relationships on Campus, has filed her report. While the number of nuns may be dropping, the number of women who qualify is rising — 39% of women enter college as virgins, and 31% leave with a degree and their “purity” too. For male students, their annual number has dropped from 2.1 partners in 2001 to 1.6 in 2006 (but weâ€™re sure theyâ€™re really missing the best .5 of a lady). Itâ€™s really a sad state of affairs, especially at the Ivy Leagues. While they were able to slip into Harvard, nearly half the undergrads claim they donâ€™t have carnal knowledge. Arenâ€™t the smarty-pants the ones we want to procreate? The good news is, thanks to DIY media (from â€˜zines to the internet), students are documenting their sexual experiences in record numbers. So while the pickinâ€™s may be slim, they are juicy!
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