Sex & Culture
On Submission, Strong Women & the High Alpha Male: My response to the assertion that women are biologically pre-disposed towards submission, just as dominance is the right of men.
Woman in Repose: On the psychology of emotional and sexual recovery.
Trigger: (TW – abuse and recovery)
On Complicity: (TW – rape, assault, public shaming) On the difficult balance between victim-blaming and ownership.
The Slap, or The Intimacy of Violence: On why violence can create its own highly charged sense of intimacy.
The Myth of One True Self – On the illusion of a static self, and the misplaced value we place in that assumption. (Featuring illustrative photographs).
Death and the Maiden – On the inevitable tie between sex and death, and how it continues to resonate.
Eva Green’s Breast: On the hypocrisy of the MPAA’s ruling against Eva Green’s image in marketing material for Sin City 2.
On Slate’s Sexual History Calculator: An unapologetic rant against the notion that the number of partners you’ve had is actually relevant.
Ownership: On Sexuality & Feminine Relations: Ohe reflexive sense of sexual competition women feel in relation to one another, and how damaging it can be.
On Virginity, or A Case For Not Throwing It Away: In favor of waiting, though not for the reasons you make think.
On Corsets: On the empowering aspects of a garment once widely considered to oppress women.
In Praise of Feminine Things (A Rant): Loving lipstick, heels and lingerie doesn’t make you a tool of the patriarchy.