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Sex Column: Living up to rainbow flags and #MeToo pins
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Sex Column: Living up to rainbow flags and #MeToo pins

It happened at a typical Allston house party, where the jungle juice costs two dollars and half-inflated balloons litter the floor. Without warning, a boy I didn’t know pressed me up against the wall and forced his lips on mine. Earlier that night he attempted to hit on me, but I blew him off. Thinking...

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Sex column: Common mis-contraceptions

The sheer number of people who say they don’t wear condoms never fails to surprise me. I’ve had it happen to me—I’ve been with men who think there’s no need for such a thing. Maybe I’m simply a paranoid queer, still bearing the weight of the ‘80s AIDS epidemic generations later, or maybe I’m old-fashioned,...

Q&A: Author and activist Jaclyn Friedman ’04
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Q&A: Author and activist Jaclyn Friedman ’04

Jaclyn Friedman ‘04 may be best known at Emerson for her fiery orientation talks on consent and sexual liberation. A writing, literature, and publishing graduate, Friedman has produced two books: the popular anthology Yes Means Yes: Visions of Sexual Power and a World Without Rape and What You Really Really Want: The Smart Girl’s Shame-Free Guide to Sex...

Publishing panel marches “Gayly Forward”
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Publishing panel marches “Gayly Forward”

Benoit Denizet-Lewis was 21, living in San Francisco, and just figuring out his sexual orientation when he had his first tastes of queer literature at an LGBTQ bookstore. They were Jocks: True Stories of America’s Gay Male Athletes and Larry Kramer’s Faggots. Since then, the writing, literature and publishing assistant professor has made LGBTQ diversity...

Alum pens a mixed-breed read for children
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Alum pens a mixed-breed read for children

Isabel Thottam ‘13 was first published in the seventh grade when Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul selected one of her poems. Now, the visual and media arts graduate is targeting an even younger audience. She is releasing her first book, The Labradoodle Who Lost His Doodle, this fall. The illustrated children’s book follows a...