Category Archives: Sexuality

“Harvey’s Girls” and the Power of Casting Couch slut-shaming

As the Weinstein sexual harassment saga reverberates through Hollywood like an earthquake, taking down a series of notorious predators in its wake, people are eager to know which actresses refused Harvey Weinstein’s advances, and suffered the consequences, and which actresses didn’t.

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5 perfect reactions to the ‘short skirt’ debate

When girls at a school in Auckland, New Zealand were told their skirts had to fall below their knees, their principal decided to give the most WTF reason in the history of sexist dress code decrees. According to The Guardian, the school’s deputy principal told them this new rule was intended to “keep our girls safe, stop boys from getting ideas, and create a good work environment for male staff.”

For some reason, singer-songwriter Erykah Badu decided to wade in on the controversy.

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Are critics of rape porn guilty of kinkshaming?

With his all-American good looks and clean-cut image, Adult film star James Deen has been hailed as the “boy next door” of porn, but in the in the wake of rape allegations, people are now questioning the rape fantasy content in his films. In an article for The Daily Beast, former adult film star Aurora Snow, talks about how the definition of rape can become “muddled” in an industry where violent sex is the norm.  “When your job regularly consists of roughing a woman up, ignoring her pleas, and choking her out, do you start to bring some of that behavior home with you?” she asks.

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Was Peggy’s happy-ever-after with Rizzo a form of settling?

If I’m being honest, I have to admit seeing Peggy and Rizzo’s relationship morph from friendship to romance (via a declaration of love over the phone) was both exciting and sweet. It was hard not to smile when Rizzo ran all the way to Peggy’s office just to hear her say “I love you,” in person.  And you just know Peggy and Rizzo are gonna make it because they started out as friends and unlike Joan’s boyfriend, Richard, Stan Rizzo supports Peggy’s career ambition.

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