Marriage Equality

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The Real Threat Behind Same-Sex Marriage

Everyone who keeps saying that same-sex marriage threatens “traditional” marriage is doing two things:

Pissing off every anthropologist, folklorist, and cultural scholar who knows that there’s no such thing as “traditional” marriage, because marriage practices vary in every culture, region, and time period. Reinforcing the rigid gender roles that modern Western marriages are founded upon. Because, as Nursing Clio states in this excellent blog post, same-sex marriage is a threat to “traditional” marriage… once you realize that “traditional” marriage means patriarchal marriage, which is hierarchical and gender-essentializing. If you are in favor of things like married women having access to birth control, or single parents making their own parenting decisions, or any number of personal rights issues, then you, too, are a threat to “traditional” marriage as defined above – and you should be proud of it. Continue Reading →

You Must Must Must Listen to Zach Wahls

Zach Wahls – an impressive speaker and apparently only 19 years old – speaks about being raised by two moms in Iowa. Eloquent doesn’t begin to describe this, nor does passionate, but they are good starts. Follow us on Twitter @mysexprofessor and make friends with us on Facebook:

(Hat tip to J!)
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