You may have recently, or not so recently, noticed a lot of new words being used in conversations about sexuality and gender identity. Unfortunately, some people are annoyed with the increased usage of these words and lump them into the "being politically correct" category.
Words like cisgender, ally, binary and so on... Personally, I welcome the evolution of language to include new ways of thinking, but I understand the frustration when those "in the know" are not patient with those who are just learning.
It is my mission to make sure that our citizens are in the know, so I put together a couple of resources that will help you navigate these conversations like a pro.
Check out this article for a quick list of Gender Identity Definitions:
When was the last time you watched a really good, stay-at-home, fetish movie? Perhaps your last account was 9 1/2 Weeks, or for the newer folks, 50 Shades of Grey. Well here is a recommendation that will get your romantic juices flowing again - and Wonder Woman is the feature!
Professor Marston & The Wonder Women:
Let me tell you immediately - it would be a mistake on your part to assume that this movie is about turning Wonder Woman into just another sex symbol. Although I can only vouch for what I've seen in the trailer, and did not attend a premier screening, that is not the case. The trailer seems to be intimating that much of the content in the early Wonder Woman comics was related to the BDSM life-style of the comic's creator, inventor/ psychologist, William Moulton Marston.
Throughout the movie, you see the origin of Wonder Woman, elements of kink, polyamory, and the explorat...
For most people, when a conversation about civil rights comes up, they think automatically about the 1960's when the civil rights of black Americans and women were at the forefront of political discourse. Today, well into the second decade of the 21st century, we are faced with a new question. As sexuality and gender identity become more fluid, what does it mean to ensure the civil rights of ALL citizens?
The definition of civil rights as found in Wikipedia is "Civil and political rights are a class of rights that protect individuals' freedom from infringement by governments, social organizations, and private individuals. They ensure one's ability to participate in the civil and political life of the society and state without discrimination or repression."
One of the pivotal arguments that won in the 1960's stated that the federal government should sign legisl...