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“Sex Change” Surgery: What Bruce Jenner, Diane Sawyer, and You Should Know. Bruce Jenner and Diane Sawyer could benefit from a history lesson.

“Sex Change” Surgery: What Bruce Jenner, Diane Sawyer, and You Should Know

I know, because I suffered through “sex change” surgery and lived as a woman for eight years. The surgery fixed nothing—it only masked and exacerbated deeper psychological problems. The beginnings of the transgender movement have gotten lost today in the push for transgender rights, acceptance, and tolerance. If more people were aware of the dark and troubled history of sex-reassignment surgery, perhaps we wouldn’t be so quick to push people toward it. Surprise! Teen girls are having anal sex because they’re being pressured into it. My first boyfriend was pissed that I wouldn’t have anal sex with him.

Surprise! Teen girls are having anal sex because they’re being pressured into it

Not just because he, you know, wanted to try out all the super sexy things he’d learned watching porn, but because I’d done it before — with other guys who weren’t him. No fair, amirite? The fact that the whole, entire reason I wouldn’t have anal sex with him was because I’d tried it already with a couple of other guys and the experience ranged from completely boring and unpleasurable to extremely painful eluded him. LUSH Cosmetics: Kind to Animals, Not to Women. LUSH Cosmetics is known for their handmade and largely cruelty-free bath and beauty products.

LUSH Cosmetics: Kind to Animals, Not to Women

While not a vegan company, LUSH has expanded into the realm of animal rights advocacy. Under their “Fight Animal Testing” campaign, for instance, LUSH has been pressuring governments to end vivisection, even offering a large cash reward to anyone who can develop a solution. While a concentrated effort to improve the condition of Nonhuman Animals is commendable, LUSH unfortunately replicates many of the harmful, misogynistic tactics favored by fulltime animal rights organizations like PETA. Offering some vegan products in their stores and getting active to end some forms of animal exploitation is obviously a good thing, but the damage LUSH could be doing to women is alarming. Take, for example, their anti-vivisection street demonstration that featured a young woman in a nude body suit enduring graphic reenactments of torture at the hands of a male “researcher” for ten hours.

What abusers hope we never learn about trauma bonding. Do you think you can’t leave your abusive partner?

What abusers hope we never learn about trauma bonding

Do you feel hopeless when you return to a relationship filled with pain? Or, do you dwell on your toxic ex and struggle to stay away? Then you may be caught in a carefully crafted trauma bond – but you don’t need to be Houdini to escape. Photo by Clearly Ambiguous Traumatic bonding is a hit with abusers, because it helps him to maintain much-needed control. 1. Traumatic-bonding is an intense attachment to your abuser.

“powerful emotional attachments are seen to develop from two specific features of abusive relationships: power imbalances and intermittent good-bad treatment.” One In Three Kinksters Reports A Consent Violation. Last Spring I wrote a series about rape and abuse in BDSM communities, titles There’s A War On.

One In Three Kinksters Reports A Consent Violation

Here’s the start of the series. One thing I couldn’t do at that time was say how many people in BDSM communities experienced consent violations. Now I can. The National Coalition for Sexual Freedom did a survey this Fall on consent. Results are in. What Do Heroin Effects Feel Like. The Heroin High The heroin high, technically termed heroin intoxication, is often the reason given by heroin users for taking such a dangerous drug.

What Do Heroin Effects Feel Like

However, the pleasant effects of the heroin high are more important to people who do not feel good in the first place, and the brief respite that heroin provides from intense pain, depression and anxiety is often really why they choose to take the drug -- although the rebound effect worsens unpleasant feelings. Compared to other drugs, such as alcohol, marijuana, cocaine, and meth, heroin is taken less for recreational and social reasons and more for self medication. The heroin high creates changes to thoughts, feelings and sensations, some of which are caused by the effects of the drug itself on the brain and nervous system, and some of which depend on the personal history and expectations of the person taking the drug. Euphoria Safe and Warm Feelings Pain Relief Unpleasant Effects of Heroin Heroin Addiction Harm Reduction Sources:

The Gender of Rape. Buxom Wenches: Power and Sexiness. To be bonny and buxom in bed and at board…

Buxom Wenches: Power and Sexiness

This thing about male victims. A couple of weeks ago, The Independent ran an article on male victims of domestic violence.

This thing about male victims

The Real Goal of Male Transgenders or Trans “Women” « BigBooButch. Here’s the thing.

The Real Goal of Male Transgenders or Trans “Women” « BigBooButch

The real goal of male transgenders, or trans “women,” if you will is not to be or become women, it is not to be safe from other men, it is not to join women in the fight against the patriarchy. It is simply: to control women. Female Chauvinist Pigs: (chapter 4) Womyn to Bois. Female Chauvinist Pigs, by Ariel Levy.

Female Chauvinist Pigs: (chapter 4) Womyn to Bois

Chapter Four; PDF here. Text supplied here for ease of reading only, any formatting or other errors are not in the oringial. Please refer to the PDF version for actual published material.