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Isabella Rossellini: ‘Ageing brings a lot of happiness. You get fatter – but there is freedom’ Isabella Rossellini is a busy woman.

Isabella Rossellini: ‘Ageing brings a lot of happiness. You get fatter – but there is freedom’

It is hard to know how the model, actor, writer, animal behaviourist and farmer finds so much time to talk about sex. The Perfect Boob Throughout History, From Big Ol' Things To Bee Stings. From the way that large breasts are portrayed in the media — extolled in movies, worshiped on TV shows, put on display in lingerie ads, and generally fetishized as a crucial part of any "desirable" woman's body — you'd think that finding C-cups attractive was encoded into human DNA.

The Perfect Boob Throughout History, From Big Ol' Things To Bee Stings

But if you take a look at art history, you'll discover a very different story. The concept of the ideal boob — and all of its variables, from nipple size to breast curvature to depth of cleavage — has been all over the map throughout the ages, with trends favoring everything from miniature mammaries to gargantuan gazungas, and all sizes in between. Every society throughout history has had its own unique interpretation of The Perfect Bosom, each of which reflected their individual concerns, values, obsessions, hang-ups, and ideas about the role of women in society.

Want to learn more about the boob's journey through the ages? Body Positivity ! Corps et costume féminins. Microchimerism: how pregnancy changes the mother’s very DNA. When Lee Nelson first began researching autoimmune disorders in the 1980s, the prevailing assumption was that conditions such as arthritis and lupus tend to show up more commonly in women because they are linked to female sex hormones.

Microchimerism: how pregnancy changes the mother’s very DNA

Girl Shares Therapist’s Advice To Draw On Her Body Instead Of Cutting. Mental health issues are not discussed enough – but often when they are it’s after a devastating event such as suicide.

Girl Shares Therapist’s Advice To Draw On Her Body Instead Of Cutting

Cutting or “non-suicidal self-injury,” is an issue that can fly below the radar, because people might not even notice it’s happening. It’s defined as the deliberate, self-inflicted destruction of body tissue and affects almost one in five people worldwide. Unlike people who commit suicide, cutters aren’t trying to kill themselves. By contrast, they often self-harm to feel alive, rather than numb because the act releases endorphins. The Gender Spectrum Collection by Broadly. Bisexual 12-Year-Old Receives Support From A Guy He Least Expected, Remembers It For The Rest Of His Life. Circumcision: Social, Sexual, Psychological Realities. We continue examining myths about circumcision, including traditions, social and sexual relations.

Circumcision: Social, Sexual, Psychological Realities

NOTE: Primary author is Lillian Dell'Aquila Cannon (see her blog), with assistance from Dan Bollinger Part 3 article continues after advertisement. Illustration of Milk Ducts and the Anatomy of Female Breasts Goes Viral. The dissonance of the #notallmen fallacy. 2015 has seen an enormous increase in discussion about family violence and violence against women.

The dissonance of the #notallmen fallacy

Predictably, the year has also seen a corresponding increase in those objecting to the framing of VAW as a gender-based issue. On every article and social media discussion about violence against women, there are comments from men – and, amazingly, women – who want to keep reminding everyone that “not all men” are violent and women can be violent too. Two Spirits, One Heart, Five Genders. Those who arrived in the Native American Garden of Eden had never seen a land so uncorrupted.

Two Spirits, One Heart, Five Genders

The Europeans saw new geography, new plants, new animals, but the most perplexing curiosity to these people were the Original Peoples and our ways of life. Of all of the foreign life ways Indians held, one of the first the Europeans targeted for elimination was the Two Spirit tradition among Native American cultures. At the point of contact, all Native American societies acknowledged three to five gender roles: Female, male, Two Spirit female, Two Spirit male and transgendered. Emily Quinn: The way we think about biological sex is wrong. Climate change will affect how many boys are born worldwide, scientists say. Specifically, climate change could alter the proportion of male and female newborns, with more boys born in places where temperatures rise and fewer boys born in places with other environmental changes, such as drought or wildfire caused by global warming.

Climate change will affect how many boys are born worldwide, scientists say

Last summer, Fukuda and his colleagues published a separate study looking at births in areas hit by environmental events that caused extreme stress. They included Hyogo Prefecture after the Kobe earthquake of 1995; Tohoku after the Great East Japan Earthquake of 2011 (and subsequent nuclear disaster at the Fukushima Daichii power plant); and Kumamoto Prefecture after the 2016 earthquakes. Nine months after these disasters, the proportion of male babies born in these prefectures declined by between 6% and 14% from the previous year. This data supports the idea that major stress affects gestation, which in turn alters the newborn sex ratio, Fukuda and his co-authors wrote. The newborn sex ratio. The early-20th century German trans-rights activist who was decades ahead of his time. The Trump administration continues its assault on transgender rights.

The early-20th century German trans-rights activist who was decades ahead of his time

In July 2017, Trump sought to bar transgender people from serving in the military. Then, this past October, The New York Times obtained a memo indicating that the administration was considering narrowly defining gender “as a biological, immutable condition determined by genitalia at birth.” Anyone wishing to challenge their officially-assigned sex would have to have the matter resolved by genetic testing. Those opposed to recognizing gender identity sometimes call it a form of “radical gender ideology” or “political correctness” gone too far.

But recognition of transgender identity is no recent phenomenon: Some doctors acknowledged gender nonconforming people far earlier than most might realize. Hirschfeld’s ‘sexual intermediaries’ Why Sex Is Not Binary. Katlego Kolanyane-Kesupile: How I'm bringing queer pride to my rural village. Why Consensual Sex Can Still Be Bad. Sex on Campus.

Why Consensual Sex Can Still Be Bad

Muxes: The Third Gender - The Atlantic. “There are women, men, and muxes,” says a non-binary individual from the Mexican town of Juchitan in Ivan Olita’s short documentary. “We have our own muxe identity, which is what defines us.” Muxes explores the indigenous Zapotec culture of Oaxaca, which not only accepts but also celebrates a third category of mixed gender. Some muxes are men who live as women; others are gender-fluid, with both male and female characteristics. At the Hookers Ball, strippers, dancers, and activists took over San Francisco and partied for sex… On 'Late'-In-Life Virginity Loss. Transgender Americans make up 1-in-300 residents. A San Antonio activist tried to make a point about the proposed Texas law affecting bathroom access in public schools and other buildings simply by posing with a presumed leading supporter of the legislation, Gov.

Transgender People and “Biological Sex” Myths – Julia Serano – Medium. Me and my penis: 100 men reveal all.