Sex and society articles

sex and society

What would Abe have said about same-sex marriage?
Michael Stokes Paulsen | 03 March 2015 |
tags: Abraham Lincoln, same-sex marriage, US Supreme Court
The logic of the legal arguments for same-sex marriage are remarkably similar to those for the judicial imposition of slavery nationwide.

Protecting human nature: Pope Francis takes aim at gender theory
Robert A. Gahl, Jr | 27 February 2015 |
tags: gender theory, natural law, Pope Francis
In a book just published in Italy, the reforming pope defends the "design of the Creator...written in nature".

The envoy for sodomy
Robert R. Reilly | 25 February 2015 |
tags: homosexuality, human rights, John Kerry, LGBT, sodomy, State Department
A new US envoy takes LGBT activism to the global stage

Hooked up and tied down: the neurological consequences of sadomasochism
Aaron Kheriaty | 25 February 2015 |
tags: Fifty Shades of Grey, neurology, sadomasochism
An examination of the phenomenon of BDSM from the perspective of a psychiatrist.

My heart belongs to daddy
Margaret Somerville | 20 February 2015 |
tags: dating websites, internet, sex and society
The ethical complications of a website which matches up cash-strapped co-eds with millionaires.

The absurdity of transgenderism: a stern but necessary critique
Carlos D. Flores | 17 February 2015 |
tags: identity, mental illness, transgenderism
We should encourage social norms that reflect the truth about the human person.

Violence dressed up as erotica: Fifty Shades of Grey and abuse
Meagan Tyler and Laura Tarzia | 16 February 2015 |
tags: BDSM, domestic violence, Fifty Shades of Grey
Why did White Ribbon Australia want to use the film as a fundraiser?

Dear Justice Kennedy: An Open Letter from the Child of a Loving Gay Parent
Katy Faust | 10 February 2015 |
tags: same-sex parenting, Supreme Court marriage rulings
Redefining marriage promotes a family structure in which children suffer.

The “no difference” theory is dead
Michael Cook | 09 February 2015 |
tags: same-sex marriage, same-sex parenting
A US study finds that opposite-sex parents are better than same-sex parents. Wait for the fireworks.

The downward spiral of romance
Zac Alstin | 05 February 2015 |
tags: BDSM, Fifty Shades of Grey, pornography, sado-masochism
Watching Fifty Shades of Grey on Valentine's Day is a dreary way to celebrate.

The hardest conversation
Miriam Grossman | 05 February 2015 |
tags: Fifty Shades of Grey, pornography, sado-masochism, sexual morality
After wall to wall publicity, how do you explain sadomasochism to your child?

Carl Djerassi, father of the pill, dies
Carolyn Moynihan | 03 February 2015 |
tags: contraceptive pill, obituaries
Did he ever doubt the wisdom of the contraceptive revolution?

When does gender equality begin?
Carolyn Moynihan | 30 January 2015 |
tags: domestic violence, sex-selective abortion, UK
Not in the womb, say abortion rights activists.

Stop at three? That’s not what the Pope said
Caroline Farrow | 27 January 2015 |
tags: birth control, Pope Francis, responsible parenthood
A remark to journalists about "rabbits" concerned responsible parenthood, not numbers.

US Supreme Court to tackle same-sex marriage
Michael Cook | 19 January 2015 |
tags: same-sex marriage, US Supreme Court
We need to know more about the effects of legalisation.

Men can have babies and other postmodern myths
Holly Hamilton-Bleakley | 19 December 2014 |
tags: gender theory, transsexuals
To call a transgender man "he" is a political statement which obscures reality.

Celibacy does not create sex offenders
Anthony Fisher | 16 December 2014 |
tags: Catholic Church, celibacy, sexual abuse
Some clergy have abused children, but indicting celibacy is a mistake.

“Why my grandfather assisted at the birth of the Pill”
Rachel S. Phillips | 12 December 2014 |
tags: contraception, pill, sexual revolution
Dr John Rock thought it would contribute to a healthier home life, says his granddaughter.

Why not hold sexual relations to a higher standard?
Andrea Mrozek and Rebecca Walberg | 11 December 2014 |
tags: consent, sexual assault, sexual revolution
We have lost sight of the guidelines that define not what makes a criminal, but what makes a decent person.

The complexities of consent to sexual intimacy
Margaret Somerville | 11 December 2014 |
tags: rape culture, sexual assault, sexual violence
In Canada and the US high profile media stars have been pilloried over allegations of sexual assault.

GoldieBlox and the female engineer
Karl D. Stephan | 09 December 2014 |
tags: engineering ethics
A new line of toys encourages girls into the profession. And fair enough, says an old hand.

The ambiguous legacy of The Pill
Jennifer Roback Morse | 03 December 2014 |
tags: contraception, pill, sexual revolution
Contraceptives didn’t solve all of women’s problems. In fact, they created whole series of new ones.

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