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When Women Wanted Sex Much More Than Men

When Women Wanted Sex Much More Than Men
In the 1600s, a man named James Mattock was expelled from the First Church of Boston. His crime? It wasn’t using lewd language or smiling on the sabbath or anything else that we might think the Puritans had disapproved of. Yet today, the idea that men are more interested in sex than women is so pervasive that it seems almost unremarkable. The idea that men are naturally more interested in sex than women is ubiquitous that it’s difficult to imagine that people ever believed differently. Early twentieth-century physician and psychologist Havelock Ellis may have been the first to document the ideological change that had recently taken place. Yet the times were clearly changing. So what happened? Of course, ideas about gender and sexuality are not the same everywhere, and within every place and era there are always debates and differing views. Even when gender roles change, sexism has a remarkable ability to adapt--and historical amnesia enables this ability. Related:  Gender Issue

This Guy Took Out a Gigantic Loan to Destroy the Financial System In 2008, anticapitalist campaigner Enric Durán borrowed €492,000 ($642,306) from 39 different financial entities with absolutely no hope or intention of paying it back. But—as you might expect from an anti-capitalist campaigner—he didn't spend it all on diamond kitchen knives and luxury frisbees. Instead, he ploughed it into a number of unspecified anti-capitalist causes and spent the rest on Crisi, a free newspaper that detailed how he'd done what he did and urged others to do the same. That display of reckless Robin Hoodery turned him into a hero overnight, but the one problem with becoming a hero through questionably legal means is that, for whatever reason, the police feel like they have to go and lock you up for it. I’ve been trying to interview Enric for a couple of years now, but—as the 14 financial entities currently trying to send him to jail for embezzlement can attest—he’s kind of a tough guy to get a hold of. Enric with a copy of his newspaper, Crisi. I see. Enric in court.

what exactly is biblical marriage? | XKV8R: The Official Blog of Dr. Robert R. Cargill Have you ever wondered what real “Biblical Marriage” looks like? Before you go arguing for “traditional,” “biblical” marriage, take a look at this handy dandy chart. Chart of Biblical Marriage So essentially, you can have your choice of anything from the chart and you can still be considered “biblical.” You raped someone? That’s ok, just pay your fine (to her father) and make sure you marry her. Or, if you’re a soldier, perhaps take a prisoner of war and marry her. You can choose any one of them – after all, they’re all biblical and often ordained by God himself. Now, for those of you who will argue, “but the New Testament superseded the Old Testament. “To the unmarried and the widows I say that it is well for them to remain unmarried as I am.” and, of course, 1 Cor. 7:25-26: “Now concerning virgins, I have no command of the Lord, but I give my opinion as one who by the Lord’s mercy is trustworthy. and 1 Cor. 7:32-34: I want you to be free from anxieties. Have a nice day. Like this:

No skin thick enough: The daily harassment of women in the game industry Content warning: This post contains graphic language, slurs and triggering content "Women are the niggers of gender," the email said. "If you killed yourself, I wouldn’t even fuck the corpse." I blinked at my phone, fighting simultaneous urges to hurl my phone across the room in anger and cry. I haven’t been out to my car at night by myself since January 2nd. My name is Brianna Wu. If you are a woman working in the games industry, especially in a public way, you’re going to experience harassment. The problem with sharing these stories in broad terms is that people think men and women receive the same harassment online. Case Study #1: Nina The Myth: Everyone in the games industry experiences harassment. The Reality: If you are a woman in the industry with a critical opinion, you will get a disproportional amount of criticism, hostility, and scrutiny compared to men. "Anita Sarkeesian once reblogged a Tumblr post of mine and it ended up on Reddit. Case Study #2: Nicole Case Study #3: Elise

Maude Vallet - Je suis en colère ce soir. Nous sommes en... Iraq: War's legacy of cancer - Features This report contains photos of a graphic nature. Fallujah, Iraq - Contamination from Depleted Uranium (DU) munitions and other military-related pollution is suspected of causing a sharp rises in congenital birth defects, cancer cases, and other illnesses throughout much of Iraq. Many prominent doctors and scientists contend that DU contamination is also connected to the recent emergence of diseases that were not previously seen in Iraq, such as new illnesses in the kidney, lungs, and liver, as well as total immune system collapse. There has also been a dramatic jump in miscarriages and premature births among Iraqi women, particularly in areas where heavy US military operations occurred, such as Fallujah. Official Iraqi government statistics show that, prior to the outbreak of the First Gulf War in 1991, the rate of cancer cases in Iraq was 40 out of 100,000 people. Toxic environments The research team interviewed Fallujans about abnormally high rates of cancer and birth defects.

Why is Christianity opposed to sexuality? […] Why is Christianity opposed to sexuality, accepting it as a necessary evil only if it serves its natural purpose of procreation? Not because in sexuality our lower nature explodes, but precisely because sexuality competes with pure spirituality as the primordial meta-physical activity. The Freudian hypothesis is that the passage from animal instincts (of mating) to sexuality proper (to drives) is the primordial step from physical realm of biological (animal) life to meta-physics, to eternity and immortality, to a level which is heterogeneous with regard to the biological cycle of generation and corruption. (This is why the Roman Catholic argument that sex without procreation, whose aim is not procreation but the fulfillment of lust, is animal is wrong: the exact opposite is true, sex spiritualizes itself only when it abstracts from its natural end and becomes an end-in-itself.)

Your Princess Is in Another Castle: Misogyny, Entitlement, and Nerds I was going to write about The Big Bang Theory—why, as a nerdy viewer, I sometimes like it and sometimes have a problem with it, why I think there’s a backlash against it. Then some maniac shot up a sorority house in Santa Barbara and posted a manifesto proclaiming he did it for revenge against women for denying him sex. And the weekend just generally went to hell. So now my plans have changed. This annoys me. Because, let’s be honest, this device is old. We (male) nerds grow up force-fed this script. This is, to put it mildly, a problematic attitude to grow up with. I’m not breaking new ground by saying this. And I’m not condemning guys who get frustrated, or who have unrequited crushes. Before I went on Jeopardy! But a lot of things about the show did give me pause. But look. Classic nerd fantasy, right? It’s also, you know, rape. Thank You! You are now subscribed to the Daily Digest and Cheat Sheet. I know people who’ve been through that. And yet. What the fuck is wrong with us?

Messieurs, voici comment distinguer la drague du harcèlement Alors que treize femmes accusent Denis Baupin de harcèlement et/ou d’agression sexuels et que trois d’entre elles (Isabelle Attard, Elen Debost, Sandrine Rousseau) ont décidé de porter plainte, Anaïs Bourdet, auteure du tumblr Paye Ta Shnek, et Manon Bodin du blog Les Féministes par inadvertance, co-signent une tribune pour rappeler ce qui distingue la drague du harcèlement. Un regard insistant, une agression verbale sont-ils les premiers signes de harcèlement ? Le consentement S’il ne fallait retenir qu’un mot, un seul, ça serait celui de “consentement” expliquent-elles très justement, avant de préciser : “(…) interpeller une femme, même une seule fois, avec des propos sexistes, humiliants, insultants, menaçants ou à caractère sexuel constitue déjà une forme de harcèlement. A l’inverse, il y a drague lorsque “deux personnes échangent mutuellement de façon volontaire“. Même chose pour le libertinage, invoqué par Denis Baupin dans son interview à L’Obs :

Why 2013 is the Year of PHP 2012 was an excellent year for the PHP community, thanks to many badly needed features being added to version 5.4, as well as the countless projects, advancing PHP to the next level. In this article, I'd like to review a handful of the issues that people had with PHP in the past, and provide a glimpse at why 2013 just may be the year of PHP! Why the Hostility? This may come as a surprise to you, but many people have negative feelings toward PHP developers, and the language as a whole. You likely know exactly what I mean, if you've considered learning Ruby in the past couple of years, due to some sense of peer pressure. However, before you make any changes, you have to ask yourself: "Why does PHP have such a stigma?" Well, like many of life's important questions, there is no clear-cut answer. Roughly eighty percent of the arguments against PHP are rooted in ignorance. The Beginners There are the beginners, who don't really know how PHP works. One Language to Rule Them All Fighting PHP 4 Scaling

A critical examination of popular assumptions about the benefits and outcomes of monogamous relationships | Amy C. Moors question of whether people in modern society are psychologically or relationally advantaged by monogamy relative to other relationship styles. monogamy is pervasive, the assumption of monogamy’s superiority as a lifestyle is largely unexamined in empirical psychological literature. individual’s health and social relationships. Definitions of Monogamy Despite widespread endorsement of monogamy as the ideal type of romantic relationship, the construct of monogamy lacks a consistent definition. monogamy in contemporary Western societies is the one u sed by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) mutual monogamy means that you agree to be sexually active with only one person, who has agreed to be sexually active only with you (2009) .

I've Been Forced Out Of My Home And Am Living In Constant Fear Because Of Relentless Death Threats From Gamergate - xoJane They threatened the wrong woman this time. I am the Godzilla of bitches. I have a backbone of pure adamantium, and I’m sick of seeing them abuse my friends. The misogynists and the bullies and the sadist trolls of patriarchal gaming culture threatened to murder me and rape my corpse, and I did not back down. The BBC called me “Defiant,” in a caption. My name is Brianna Wu. Today, I’m being targeted by a delusional mob called “Gamergate.” If you don’t know what Gamergate is, my God do I envy you. It started two months ago, when my friend Zoe Quinn dated Eron Gjoni. If Zoe had been a man, the blog would have been laughed off as the work of a jilted lover. But, no. It tells you everything you need to know about Gamergate that this mob went after Zoe and not the journalist. The Gamergate mob isn’t a new thing, though it’s only recently been named. They ran through their playbook. It’s a playbook that works. What was my crime? I loled. I have to be honest. There’s no easy way to say this.

Une femme sur deux adapte sa tenue pour ne pas être harcelée dans les transports Dans un rapport remis au gouvernement en 2015, le Haut conseil à l'égalité entre les femmes et les hommes soulignait que 100% des utilisatrices de transports en commun avaient été victimes de harcèlement. Conséquence: nombreuses sont celles à adapter leur comportement en fonction de cette réalité. C'est ce que tend à démontrer une étude publiée ce mercredi par la Fédération nationale des associations d'usagers des transports (Fnaut). LIRE AUSSI >> "Messieurs, voici comment distinguer drague et harcèlement" La Fnaut a interrogé près de 6000 usagères des transports, pour l'essentiel très régulières (64% des sondées empruntent très fréquemment les transports publics). Dans 89% des cas, personne ne réagit au harcèlement Autre fait notable: le harcèlement n'est pas réservé aux rames de métro vides. 68% des sondées indiquent avoir été harcelées en soirée, mais elles sont presque autant (65%) en heure de pointe ou creuse (54%).

Update from the CEO Sergey and I first heard about Android back in 2004, when Andy Rubin came to visit us at Google. He believed that aligning standards around an open-source operating system would drive innovation across the mobile industry. Most people thought he was nuts. Fast forward to today. Going forward, Sundar Pichai will lead Android, in addition to his existing work with Chrome and Apps. Today we’re living in a new computing environment.

Sexual Paradox: The Warrior Chagnon (R111) Sexual Polarization in Warrior Cultures Amazon Cannibal Tribe: Men and Women speak different languages We now examine a spectrum of societies from the greater Amazon to see sexual relations in dynamic evolution, particularly in the context of warrior conflict and violence, but also in terms of partible paternity and matrilineal sexual relations and parenting. These show interesting features relevant to understanding similar divergences between matriliny and patriliny in the emergence of urban cultures central to human history. Carol Ember (R190, R192) has calculated that 90 percent of hunter-gatherer societies are known to engage in warfare, and 64 percent wage war at least once every two years. Amazonian Indian societies, including the Yanomamo and Jivaro provide an example of the extreme consequences of male domination and its ensuing tendency to conflict and violence. Yanomami: The 'Fierce People' Approximately 25% of all deaths among adult males was due to violence.

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