Sex and society articles

sex and society

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.

Compulsory sex education won’t reduce rates of teenage pregnancy
David Paton | 26 November 2014 |
tags: sex education, teenage pregnancy
Compulsory sex-ed is back on the UK government's agenda, but there's no evidence that it works.

A funny thing happened on the way to gender equality in Norway
Carolyn Moynihan | 25 November 2014 |
tags: evolutionary psychology, gender theory, Norway
A comedian found there was no science to support it.

Redeeming the world’s darkness with the radiance of love
Jonathan Sacks | 18 November 2014 |
tags: Humanum, marriage, same-sex marriage
A British rabbi's brilliant speech on the history of marriage.

Gay rights, privacy and the Apple CEO
Carolyn Moynihan | 31 October 2014 |
tags: Apple, homosexuality, privacy
Timothy Cook has stumped up as a gay icon. What will be the effect on other public figures?

The beauty of the country of marriage
Matthew J. Franck | 23 October 2014 |
tags: book reviews, same-sex marriage
In a brave new book, Anthony Esolen describes the very real consequences of redefining marriage.

Will egg freezing liberate women?
Miriam Zoll | 17 October 2014 |
tags: egg freezing, IVF, women's health, women's rights
Big corporations like Apple and Facebook are covering the cost of egg freezing for women employees.

The Nobel Peace Prize they’ll never give
Michael Cook | 14 October 2014 |
tags: Malala Yousafzai, Nobel Peace Prize, same-sex marriage, same-sex parenting
Surrogacy will be one of our biggest human rights challenges. But same-sex parenting boosters will veto awards to those who fight it.

Ruthless misogyny
Rivka Edelman | 13 October 2014 |
tags: free speech, LGBT activism, same-sex marriage, same-sex parenting
LGBT activists have a range of strategies for discrediting women who question their goals.

Breaking the silence: redefining marriage hurts women like me - and our children
Janna Darnelle | 09 October 2014 |
tags: same-sex marriage, same-sex parenting
The push to present a positive image of same-sex families has hidden the devastation on which many are built.

Incest and pornography: more similar than we think
Christopher O. Tollefsen | 29 September 2014 |
tags: incest, marriage, pornography
Incest remains taboo, but pornography also corrupts marriages and families.

Abuse is a social, not just a legal problem
Carolyn Moynihan | 09 September 2014 |
tags: campus culture, sexual abuse, universities
Identifying offenders is all very well, but isn’t it time to make some social changes?

Latin lessons
Michael Cook | 08 September 2014 |
tags: egg freezing, IVF, New York, Roman Empire, yuppies
What a great Roman historian can teach us about IVF and egg freezing.

Rotherham: lessons from a British sex abuse scandal
Carolyn Moynihan | 02 September 2014 |
tags: broken families, child sexual abuse, multiculturalism
Beyond the easy targets there’s an issue that challenges all of society.

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