Sexualities

27 May 2009

Boys and men will not find a loving and kind sexuality in pornography, says Robert Jensen.

27 May 2009

Robert Jensen draws on radical lesbian feminism in developing a progressive sexual ethics.

27 May 2009

David Plummer offers new theories of homophobia which go beyond the definition of homophobia as simply fear or hatred of homosexuality.

Please see below for the attachment, in PDF.

27 May 2009

David Plummer examines boys' use of homophobic terms, their role in the dynamics of adolescent male peer groups, and their relationship to adult identity formation.

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27 May 2009

Basil tells of being queer-bashed, and his learning to heal.

27 May 2009

Peter Tatchell says gay men show that being a man doesn't have to involve machismo.

27 May 2009

Richard Newman offers reflections on sex and bodies, intimacy and abuse.

27 May 2009

Addressing heterosexual men's roles is critical in HIV prevention. New research documents the understanding which inform men's unsafe sex.

27 May 2009

Brokeback Mountain is a movie about a lot of things. It is concerned with a vast range of intimate relationships: between men, husbands and wives, parents and children. It exposes the rapid social and cultural changes in America from the late 1960s through to the 1980s. It is also a story of loss, for the men involved and for the wives who must grieve death and desertion. But this is not a gay movie. The rush to rejoice in or to condemn Brokeback Mountain for its gayness misses the point: that people—men, in this case—are able to experience moments of intimacy without having to be gay or straight.

07 May 2009

Michael Flood examines boys’ and young men’s consumption of sexually explicit media. He argues that boys’ use particularly of internet pornography, combined with the wider pornographication of popular culture, is exacerbating violence-supportive social norms and intensifying some boys’ participation in sexual abuse. See the attachments below (in PDF) for the text and Powerpoint of Michael's presentation.