This blog post explores some of the bio-psycho-social-spiritual effects of sexual assault on male survivors of Military Sexual Trauma (MST). Although the percentage of female survivors of MST is greater than the percentage of male survivors, the number of men who have sustained this trauma far exceeds the number of female survivors, since the veteran … Continue reading In the Viper Pit: Male Rape and Military Sexual Trauma (MST)
On my way home, part one: I have not been able to write for a while because I have had very limited access to the internet. Also, my last days here in Nepal have been richly complicated and busy, and I have not had the energy or ability to post. Right now I’m sitting in … Continue reading On the way home, part 1: Nepali Sexual Politics
In the last few days, Congolese thugs raped 60 women, men, and children. Sexual violence in the Congo has escalated at a terrifying rate. Over 15,000 cases of sexual were reported there in 2009. And in the first six months of 2010, there were 7,685 cases. More than half of the victims were … Continue reading The Culture of Rape in the Congo
Today's post began as a response to ECHIDNE of the snakes. who brought Carolin Berger to my attention She was a German erotic actor who died in her sixth breast enlargement surgery, at the age of 23: She went under the knife for the last time at the Alster Clinic and was having 800g (28oz) … Continue reading Extreme Plastic Surgery, "Artificial" Sex, and the Insane Death of Carolin Berger
There is a lot that is right about Tony Porter's "A Call to Men" speech, also a lot that is wrong. See also the website. What is right is the message that normative masculinity is rigidly identified with violence and domination and masculinist oppression, Normative masculine men are fundamentally insecure and spend their whole lives … Continue reading Can we talk about race? On Obama and Tony Porter.
The people in this cartoon are "doing gender." What does this mean? What is gender? Gender is an embodied social program, an ideological construction of the body that we do not simply perform in language and gesture, but also inhabit and experience somatically (from the Greek, soma), in the body . Gender is durable, although not inevitable, … Continue reading What is Gender?
What a day! I was storming out the door, fuming for no reason in particular, on my way to the library, finally, to get to my writing, my real work, and then stopped, stupidly, on the sidewalk as soon as I saw her and remembered. Margaret, good old thing, 25 years old, sitting bleakly at … Continue reading Rough Day with Margaret leads to Ephesus and the Myth of Temple Prostitution and the Anxiety of Some Really Scary Folks