Sex and society articles

sex and society

Disparate bedfellows: same-sex marriage and human rights
Barend Vlaardingerbroek | 17 April 2014 |
tags: human rights, same-sex marriage
The claim that same-sex marriage is a basic human right finds no support in international human rights declarations.

Losing our virtue
Anthony Esolen | 15 April 2014 |
tags: marriage, sex, virtue
Sex is supposedly too trivial to require virtue, yet so significant that restraint is an affront. It can't be both.

Does equality breed violence against women?
Carolyn Moynihan | 04 April 2014 |
tags: European Union, gender equality, gender violence
A new report indicates that gender equality and abuse of women go hand in hand.

The first harm is the biggest harm
Michael Cook | 01 April 2014 |
tags: children's rights, same-sex marriage, same-sex parenting
A bioethics expert argues that laws ensuring that every child knows its mother and father are unethical.

Scholarly “consensus” isn’t always valid
Walter R. Schumm | 26 March 2014 |
tags: academic freedom, same-sex marriage, same-sex parenting
Judges who cite academic journals in support of same-sex parenting should be alert to bias.

Compassionate or confusing? The Dalai Lama on same-sex marriage
Zac Alstin | 11 March 2014 |
tags: Dalai Lama, same-sex marriage
One of the world's best known religious leaders has came out in favour of same-sex marriage. But what does he really think?

College athletics and the common good
Anthony Esolen | 07 March 2014 |
tags: college, gender equality, sport
Isn't there more to fair play than boosting the women's teams?

Is “sex worker” a legitimate phrase?
Mary Rose Somarriba | 17 February 2014 |
tags: prostitution
Most women working as prostitutes did not freely choose to do so. It's not a profession but an oppression.

Can judges redefine reality? In Virginia, yes.
Robert R. Reilly | 17 February 2014 |
tags: Founding Fathers, homosexuality, same-sex marriage, Virginia
A recent ruling on same-sex marriage ignores the fundamentals of human sexuality.

Shouldn’t same-sex oriented teens be given a chance to change?
Michelle A. Cretella | 14 February 2014 |
tags: homosexuality, reparative therapy, sexual orientation change efforts
The evidence shows that most “unsure” adolescents become exclusively heterosexual

Ambushed by a kangaroo court
Austen Ivereigh | 06 February 2014 |
tags: Catholic Church, sex abuse, United Nations
A UN committee has roasted the Vatican over sex abuse. And abortion. And the Pill. And homosexuality. And whatever.

Presumption of innocence no guarantee of justice
Michael Salter | 05 February 2014 |
tags: child abuse, presumption of innocence, Woody Allen
One of Hollywood's favourite directors vehemently denies allegations of child abuse. Should we believe him?

False child abuse allegations take a heavy toll on teachers
Heather Piper | 20 January 2014 |
tags: sexual abuse, teachers, UK
Headlines give a very misleading picture of what actually happens in schools.

Defending human dignity and democracy in Europe
Sophia Kuby | 09 January 2014 |
tags: abortion, democracy, Estrela report, European Parliament
The defeat of a radical report in the European Parliament has encouraged the pro-family alliance across Europe.

A soul in denial
Doug Mainwaring | 16 December 2013 |
tags: same-sex attraction, same-sex marriage
A gay man claims that only marriage can make gays and lesbians whole. Not so, says another same-sex attracted man.

The pursuit of feminine excellence
Angela Miceli | 06 December 2013 |
tags: contraception, feminism, motherhood, women's careers
Loving motherhood does not exclude professional success.

Family ties, not condoms, protect teens’ health
Michelle A. Cretella | 29 November 2013 |
tags: adolescent health, condoms, paediatricians
Some paediatricians do not agree with dishing out condoms to teen patients.

When government bans therapy for teens
Robert Carle | 29 November 2013 |
tags: freedom of religion, freedom of speech, same-sex attraction
Two US states have laws violating the rights of parents and children to seek counseling for same-sex attraction.

Euthanizing the unhappy: the urgent need for love
Jennifer Roback Morse | 21 November 2013 |
tags: Belgium, euthanasia, gender identity disorder
It was not medicine that Nancy Verhelst needed - least of all a fatal injection.

Marriage rites: what’s blood got to do with it?
Barend Vlaardingerbroek | 18 November 2013 |
tags: incest, marriage law, same-sex marriage
The marriage equality slippery slope logically ends in legalised incest.

Same-sex marriage has an unexpected foe
Michael Cook | 12 November 2013 |
tags: same-sex marriage
The respectability of marriage would be a disaster for gays and lesbians, argues a leading academic.

Abolishing the age of consent
Jacqueline Laing | 07 November 2013 |
tags: age of consent, pedophilia, Peter Singer
Campaigns for legalisation and destigmatisation have a long, though not so venerable, history.

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