More about this series. Author: Shefali Chandra. From now on, it will be impossible to grapple with liberalism, education, women, domesticity, class and caste, conjugality, nationalism, sexuality, and so much more without reckoning with Shefali Chandra's cogent, subversive arguments.
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You think you know about sex and about your partner? You may know all about the love languagesbut what even are the sex lanugages? Weiss shares an overview here.
Sex used to be a word that described both the gender of the individual and the mostly nocturnal activity being practiced "My sex is male, and I had sex last night with a female". Now, largely as a result first of the woman's movement, then all the other identity-building nouns currently being collected together under the code term "LGBT," the erotic element has begun to disappear entirely, along with the very use of the word sex. The differences between what once were called "the sexes" is now being identified as differences between "genders," while whatever happened behind bedroom doors is generally being kept concealed under the nomenclature. This even includes the use of the words "boys" and "girls," and "men" and "women," not to mention the wearing of pants and dresses or any other signifying clothes.
Thank you for your column on the sanitized language of news reporting on child sexual abuse. Our recommendations for reporters are in sync with yours: reporters should use language that helps readers understand precisely what happened and, as you put it, call a rape a rape. It has always troubled me that rape statistics refer to or are thought to refer to sexual crimes committed against women by men.
In the course of these meetings, the working definitions of key terms used here were developed. In a subsequent meeting, organized by PAHO and the World Association for Sexual Health WASa number of sexual health concerns were addressed with respect to body integrity, sexual safety, eroticism, gender, sexual orientation, emotional attachment and reproduction. Sex refers to the biological characteristics that define humans as female or male.
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Early editions of Shakespeare's plays sometimes ignored or censored slang and sexual language. But the First Folio reveals a text full of innuendo and rudeness. Here are some examples of slang or sexual language which were clearly understood by Shakespeare's original audiences, but may be less obvious to audiences today. Take heed of him: he stabbed me in mine own house, and that most beastly.
In this blog, she reflects on the challenges of working across language barriers to help communities tackle sexual violence, as well as sensitive conditions such as fistula. There are, as to be expected, international staff from many countries speaking many languages, including several French speakers. For most of my time in Nigeria, I have been working as the outreach manager for an MSF sexual violence project in the southern city of Port Harcourt.
This chapter highlights the role of the concept of normativity in language and sexuality studies. It is argued that normativity has played a central role in this field, even if as a largely undertheorized concept. The theoretical discussion of normativity is advanced by conceptualizing norms as discursive formations and by distinguishing prescriptive from descriptive norms as well as normative mechanisms on the social micro-level from those on the social macro-level. Central patterns that are involved in the discursive construction of various sexual normativity types are outlined, namely heteronormativity i.