Jessica Yee talks about sexuality, race, youth engagement – and how they all fit together
“One thing I can say about Catholic school is that it makes really great activists,” quips Jessica Yee, sitting at a downtown Subway restaurant a few hours before her flight back to Toronto.
The self-described “Indigenous feminist reproductive justice freedom fighter” says she found her calling at the age of 10, thanks to an anti-choice presentation during one of her elementary school classes. Continue reading
Monday, June 29th 2009
The Family Planning Association of Trinidad and Tobago is pleading with the Government to increase the annual subvention it provides to the association.
The organisation’s president, Jacqueline Sharpe, made the call for increased funding on Thursday while delivering “A Report to the Nation” at the association’s annual general meeting at the Crowne Plaza hotel, Port of Spain. Continue reading
By Dagmar Herzog
June 11, 2009
Is American sexual culture schizophrenic? Yes, and this has everything to do with the sexual politics of the religious right. Sexual opportunity is everywhere, but sexual rights have, at the same time, been concretely eroded.
Sex in Crisis: The New Sexual Revolution and the Future of American Politics
By Dagmar Herzog
(Basic Books, 2008)
What inspired you to write Sex in Crisis? What sparked your interest?
Sex in Crisis has a great deal to do with my prior book, Sex after Fascism: Memory and Morality in Twentieth-Century Germany (2005), which offered a major revision of our assumptions about the Third Reich’s sexual politics and its aftermath, including close attention to the complicity of the Christian churches under Nazism. In his book American Fascists, Chris Hedges had drawn direct parallels between the religious right Continue reading