Growing up during the Jim Crow era introduced many to the virulent racism of the South. Negroes were not allowed to use the same bathrooms as whites. Now with the hysteria transgender bathroom use sweeping through the country it is not difficult to draw a parallel with blacks being banned from… Continue
Added by Donald R Barbera on May 29, 2016 at 11:00am —
"I have been called a sexist by feminists. It's a smear, because I have strong attitudes about sexism, which I detest. I have a wife who went to work in 1962 so that I could stay home and try to be a writer, and who earned less than she would have in the same position had she been a man. That made it that much harder to survive the lean years of my writing career. I have two daughters I want treated fairly. If there's a job requiring heavy muscular… Continue
Added by Čenek Sekavec on November 2, 2013 at 8:41pm —
Just a small thing that has troubled me for some time - it may seen like a joke, but I'm genuinely curious.
In the catholic faith (the only one I know), god is always referred to as a man (He, the Father, et cetera...) and the only woman prayed to is Mary (not a godess, but as the mother of Jesus, son of god). This always appeared to me to be a way to make women into second class members of the church (that and a whole lot of other things in the catholic… Continue
Added by Justin Murray on September 10, 2012 at 6:00pm —
Hre is my 25 min. talk at the convention on The Shame of Believing or Why Do We Act Like Christians? I suggest that we should rethink our sexuality as secular sexuals. Take a look and let me know how this idea feels to you.
Added by Darrel Ray on March 30, 2012 at 12:00pm —
as you see i am a guy and i feel like i want to be more.... umm...... feminine... so uhh yeah! im just asking if that is normal..... dont like it and you are going to be a jerk? then go jack off with your butt****ing jerk friends!!! If you are fine with it and are going to be a serious mature person then stay
Added by Wyatt S Bennett on March 14, 2011 at 6:17pm —
ok first of all girls do guy things and everything is normal... now a guy does a so called "girl thing" and you are fucked!!! what is with that? in a community if a girl does something a guy should be able and if a guy does something a girl should be able!!!! free country my ass!!!! Its like a gay guy walks up to a straight person and says "eww you are straight"... who cares about sexuality? jackasses?
people need to grow up and see the world for what it is!!!!! im sick of it!!!! oh… Continue
Added by Wyatt S Bennett on March 11, 2011 at 3:55pm —
Often when religious adherents encounter an atheist for the first time a common comment they say is that they don't think pornography is right. I have heard this several times from different religious adherents in various places and times around the country. Of course this represents a very gross misunderstanding of what an atheist is. As I have stated before it has little to do with what one does but with what one fails to believe. Usually this is due to the lack of evidence to conclusively… Continue
Added by Thomas True on December 16, 2010 at 11:30am —
Speaking Sunday evening in Topeka, Kansas on the subject, Religion as a
Sexually Transmitted Disease. A fun talk which draws upon much of the
material on the guilt cycle in my book plus current observations from
Anthropology and biology about human sexuality.
Added by Darrel Ray on September 10, 2010 at 2:35pm —
in a decade or so, a book comes along that has the power to deeply
influence, even make a contribution to the culture. I think Sex at Dawn
is that book. If sex and sexuality is interesting to you, this book is
a must read. It will challenge your assumptions on so many levels.
Even if you don't change your mind, you will be compelled to consider
that there are serious alternative explanations to the standard sexual
myths of our… Continue
Added by Darrel Ray on September 7, 2010 at 5:37pm —
(Cross-posted from my wordpress blog. Originally posted on January 17, 2010.)
I stole the title of an awful movie for an equally awful concept.
The previous Monday began my first day of high school abstinence... I can barely bring myself to call it "education." That would imply that the program is somehow deserving of being called education, that it somehow teaches something. I think I'll just have to… Continue
Added by Piper on June 4, 2010 at 9:44pm —
A co-worker and I were examining a picture of some extreme and very expensive high heeled shoes that were quite obviously extremely dangerous to wear as well as insanely uncomfortable. I commented on how bizarre they were and my younger friend said that they were supposed to make you look sexy.
"Look sexy," I said, "Don't you mean they're supposed to make you look fuckable??
First she looked at me with a slightly stunned expression, which I initially thought was from me… Continue
Added by Bitsy Haywood on October 1, 2009 at 12:59pm —
I did an internet radio/podcast with Deborah Cooper of Sucka Free Dating this week. It was unusual and fun to say the least. You can listen at this link:
The angle was very different than other podcasts I have done since it was more focused on how religion affects relationships and sexuality.
Added by Darrel Ray on August 22, 2009 at 1:25pm —
On his trip to Africa, Pope Benedict XVI declared that traditional Church teachings are the only failsafe way to prevent the spread of STIs. So I decided to take a look at what science has to say about it and found that not only is traditional abstinence-only education an abject failure (ex: 82% of virginity pledgers deny their pledge later and have just one less partner than non-pledgers), it's also dangerous to the public at large. (… Continue
Added by Greg F. on March 19, 2009 at 3:30pm —
This blog is on sexuality in general, encompassing homosexuality and heterosexuality.
I went to college for psychology with a concentration in sexuality and human relationships. Through my exploits of sexuality and human interaction I have noticed a few things.
1: Everyone can distinguish between an attractive male AND female. For instance, I am straight but if I see an attractive guy I am comfortable enough to say so.
2: Everyone likes to feel good about… Continue
Added by Adam Johnson on February 10, 2009 at 1:00pm —
As a psychologist who interacts with fellow atheists, I think one area we could all take a look at is how much our current beliefs and behavior continue to be affected by early religious and superstitious training. Assumptions about relationships, human connection, and especially sexuality are often areas that, as people floating in the sea of religious paradigms, we may simply follow along without questioning. Examples might include feelings of guilt that may come from early religious… Continue
Added by Darrel Ray on February 3, 2009 at 7:38am —