July 16th, 2014

Recommended Reading #210: Digging Deeper, Pt. XI

      “91 Bad Words About Young People and Prostitution: The New York Times Edition” by Elizabeth Wood (Sex Work, Youth, Sex and Culture, Media) 6/25/14

As I see it, Elizabeth just nails it in this analysis with incisive, articulate, relevant commentary. (I’ve come to not feel surprised by such with anything with the name “Elizabeth Wood” on it, but I appreciate it nonetheless.)


      “I Think My Son Is Into BDSM, What Do I Do?” by Cory Silverberg (BDSM, Parenting, Youth) 8/5/11

While I don’t have (human!) kids and thus do not find myself in this situation, I really like what Cory had to say about it.


      “Life-Long Sexual Monogamy Just Isn’t Natural — Here Are Some Other Options” by Mark A. Michaels and Patricia Johnson (Relationship, Non-Monogamy, Sex and Culture) 6/12/14

I love this (not surprisingly—if you missed it, please see my post on the authors’ latest co-authored book, Partners in Passion). I love what they say, how they say it, and that they say it. I so appreciate seeing this piece—and indeed, a piece like this—receiving a platform and exposure as wide as Alternet’s. (Note that the authors have stated that they did not choose the headline/title. I can appreciate their pointing that out, as it’s not a title I would have chosen or that I feel does justice to the piece’s content. Rather, it does what headlines seem at this point designed to do—incite reaction and, thus, a “click.”)


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