“He Came To Stay” | Explosion Proof Fall 2011
Forgot to blog this when it came out last fall, but here’s a personal essay I wrote about my relationship with Patrick (for Explosion Proof’s “State of the Union” issue). Simone de Beauvoir inspired the title. I was reading Tête-à-Tête at the time.
(To read the article, click to the individual page and right-click “view image”).
8:04 am • 10 February 2012 • 12 notes
Occupy Valentine's Day: “Genuine love is rarely an emotional space where needs are instantly...
“Genuine love is rarely an emotional space where needs are instantly gratified. To know love we have to invest time and commitment…’dreaming that love will save us, solve all our problems or provide a steady state of bliss or security only keeps us stuck in wishful fantasy, undermining the real…
1:27 pm • 7 February 2012 • 47 notes
I photographed this man yesterday. He was the first male I’ve ever gotten to photograph for this project; all the other men have been submissions. Men are slowly stepping forward for this. People are getting braver - showing their faces more, sharing more, and simply even participating. I received piles of emails a day. It’s been incredible to watch this project grow in the media, but that’s nothing in comparison to watching people grow from this project.
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I highly recommend watching the video. It’s a very moving experience.
8:31 pm • 6 February 2012 • 5,623 notes
From turn of the century anti-prostitution pamphlets to ACT UP to Salt-n-Pepa’s infamous “Let’s Talk About Sex” EP, generations of Americans have relied on images to learn about sex. This website accompanies the Sex, America retrospective at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA. This exhibit on the history of sex ed offered a look at the books, films, posters, music videos, and photographs that have depicted American sexuality from 1885 to the present day.
In 2010, Harvard senior Nayeli Rodriguez ‘10, a senior in Quincy House and a Visual and Environmental Studies major, curated “SEX, America" a show that was "a comprehensive encounter with the changes and challenges our country has faced in more than a century of educating its populous formally and informally about a subject that is as taboo as it is celebratory of human life. The title alone — “SEX, America” – tells us we are in unique territory. You can almost hear the jingle of the old TV series “Love Boat”: “Sex, American style, truer than the red, white and blue.” Except the “truths” are often the site of deep political, religious and personal tension. It’s about sex, America, so pay attention."
(Source: Office of Fine Arts blog)
11:17 pm • 3 February 2012 • 27 notes
“Exalting vaginal orgasm while decrying clitoris satisfaction is found to beget much frustration. Orgasm is orgasm, however achieved.”
Robert Latou Dickinson, early sexologist & OB/GYN
Human Sex Anatomy; a Topographical Hand Atlas. Baltimore: Williams and Wilkins, 1933. Print. vi-b.
Still true after 80 years.
10:39 pm • 1 February 2012 • 2 notes
Birth control pill recall amid pregnancy fear - TODAY Health - TODAY.com
Pfizer said on Tuesday it was recalling about a million packets of birth control pills in the United States because they may not contain enough contraceptive to prevent pregnancy.
“As a result of this packaging error, the daily regimen for these oral contraceptives may be incorrect and could leave women without adequate contraception, and at risk for unintended pregnancy,” according to a Pfizer statement on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration website.
Pfizer found that some packets of the drugs had too many active tablets, while others had too few.
Oral birth control products use a series of 21 drug tablets and 7 inactive sugar tablets to regulate the menstrual period while providing contraception.
The birth control pills posed no health threat to women, Pfizer said, but it urged consumers affected by the recall to “begin using a non-hormonal form of contraception immediately.”
The drugmaker said the issue involved 14 lots of Lo/Ovral-28 tablets and 14 lots of Norgestrel and Ethinyl Estradiol tablets.
11:33 am • 1 February 2012 • 346 notes