Redefining Sex Roles

Posted on the May 01, 2015 by Carlin Ross
This poster was hung in the halls of a high school in Wisconsin pre-prom.  What's fascinating is that even in 2015 we're stilled obsessed with the chastity of young women.  Virginity balls...
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Posted on the Jan 10, 2015 by Carlin Ross
Nature just astounds me. As we sit and debate sexuality, orientation and gender, life simply goes on. Here is a butterfly belonging to the family Nymphalidate (known as the brush-footed butterflies)...
Posted on the Dec 05, 2014 by Carlin Ross
I love these illustrations by Brazilian artist Carol Rossetti simply entitled "Women". Rossetti explains her work as “mostly about our freedom to express our identities and to make our own life...
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Posted on the Sep 09, 2014 by Anonymous
Why write about gay male sex experience & technique here? I respect, believe in and love what Betty & Carlin and the rest of the tribe are doing here. I truly feel we are physical beings...
Posted on the Aug 12, 2014 by Betty Dodson
Dear Dr. Betty, I just read your interview on Nerve.com, where you'd said this: "I want women to have independent orgasms. I want them to understand their bodies. I don’t want them to go out into the...
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Posted on the Jul 10, 2014 by Carlin Ross
Breanne Fahs, a professor of women and gender studies at Arizona State, is awarding bonus credits to students who defy their proscribed gender role by growing or shaving their body hair (women will...
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Posted on the Jun 17, 2014 by Carlin Ross
The #wewillharassmen hashtag launched on Thursday.  By Monday, it was trending on twitter.  A young Egyptology student created the hashtag in response to shocking video of an Eqyptian...
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Posted on the Apr 11, 2014 by Carlin Ross
The Bondi Hipsters are my new favorite satirical comedy duo. Last week they released these photos of themselves, recreating the poses in Miranda Kerr's GQ magazine layout. They also reworked some of...
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Posted on the Feb 06, 2014 by Carlin Ross
This short film is brilliant.  When gender roles are switched around and men get catcalled and demeaned, solely responsible for domestic work the absurdity of it all rises right to the top....
Posted on the Oct 21, 2013 by Carlin Ross
This morning I was reading a piece on Japan's "celibacy syndrome" when it all came together: strict gender roles kill sex. Apparently, Japan has one of the lowest birth rates in the world - 1/3...
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Posted on the Sep 03, 2013 by Carlin Ross
This little piece of dating advice was brought to us by Click Parade Magazine back in 1938.  Now that I'm in the dating pool again I guess I need to give my date my undivided attention (kidding...
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Posted on the Jun 13, 2013 by Carlin Ross
In her memoir Blondie: Parallel Lives, Debbie Harry shares a story about her sexual beginnings. When she was 11, her family was on vacation in Cape Cod. A young Harry would put on lipstick with her...
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Posted on the Feb 18, 2013 by Carlin Ross
A council in Brighton is planning to replace traditional male and female bathrooms with "gender neutral" toilets in an attempt to accommodate the transgender community. There will be no "men" and "...
Posted on the Dec 10, 2012 by Carlin Ross
This is f*cking brilliant.  Reminds me of Ariel Levy's book Female Chauvinist Pig - can't model male sexual behavior.  We have to create our own image of female sexual empowerment:
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Posted on the Sep 17, 2012 by Betty Dodson
Hi Betty, I am a pregnant soon-be mother of a son on his way. I however really wanted it to be a girl. So I have been doing some research, & it looks like a thing I could try doing is feminizing...