Every Friday, The CSPH shares with you stories, reports, and headlines we’ve come across during the week focusing on sexuality, gender, sexual health, sexual politics, and more. These may be stories we found to be controversial, thought-provoking, or just plain interesting! Without further adieu, here is the roundup for the week of May 11, 2012!
1. Arizona in the Battle to De-fund America’s “Abortion Giant”: Planned Parenthood
Politics and overheated rhetoric get in the way of common sense, causing state after state to attempt to deny funding for women’s health services out of the belief that sex is icky.
2. A Sports Rivalry that Led to Sexual Assault
Why yes, you should go ahead and simulate sexual activity on an unconscious fan of a rival sports team and post the video online. What’s the worst that could happen?
3. Sexy Time is Healthy Time
Not only does sex feel good and make Conservatives clutch their pearls in feigned shock, but it can also improve physical and mental health.
4. Prostitution in the Londonderry Area
Due to inadequate evidence consisting largely of anecdotes and hearsay, little can be done to aid the commercial sex workers and assault victims in Londonderry, as revealed by a recently released report—from 2008—on prostitution and sexual health in the region.
5. College Students Work to Help High School GSAs
Wesleyan University students and faculty visit a local high school to provide speakers and support for their Gay Straight Alliance’s Diversity Week, in addition to regular meetings and discussions throughout the year.