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Gender, Sex, and Politics: In the Streets and Between the Sheets in the 21st Century

Gender, Sex, and Politics: In the Streets and Between the Sheets in the 21st Century

by Shira Tarrant

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Gender, Sex, and Politics: In the Streets and Between the Sheets in the 21st Century includes twenty-seven chapters organized into five sections: Gender, Sexuality and Social Control; Pornography; Sex and Social Media; Dating, Desire, and the Politics of Hooking Up; and Issues in Sexual Pleasure and Safety. This anthology presents these topics using a point-counterpoint-different point framework. Its arguments and perspectives do not pit writers against each other in a binary pro/con debate format. Instead, a variety of views are juxtaposed to encourage critical thinking and robust conversation. This framework enables readers to assess the strengths and shortcomings of conflicting ideas. The chapters are organized in a way that will challenge cherished beliefs and hone both academic and personal insight. Gender, Sex, and Politics is ideal for sparking debates in intro to women’s and gender studies, sexuality, and gender courses.

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ISBN-13: 9781317814757
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 06/19/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 346
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Shira Tarrant, PhD, is Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at California State University, Long Beach. She has written and edited several books including Men and Feminism (Seal Press), When Sex Became Gender (Routledge), and Men Speak Out: Views on Gender, Sex, and Power (Routledge). Read more at

Table of Contents

Part I: Gender, Sexuality, and Social Control 1. Hollaback! You Have the Power to End Street Harassment By Emily May and Samuel Carter 2. "But Look at What She Was Wearing!": Victim Blaming and Street Harassment By Kimberly Fairchild 3. SlutWalk: A Stroll Through White Supremacy By Aura Bogado 4. The Body Wars: Sexuality, Social Control, and What Texas Can Teach Us By Carrie Tilton-Jones 5. The Abortion Debate: How Do We Talk With Each Other When We Disagree? By Caroline Heldman 6. Sex and the Body: A 21st-Century Understanding of Trans People By Noah E. Lewis Part II: Pornography 7. "You’re Taking a Class on What?!" Studying Pornography in College By Lynn Comella 8. The Porn Pandemic: What Can We Do? By Craig Gross 9. Just a John? Pornography and Men’s Choices By Robert Jensen 10. Male and Queer in the Porn Industry By Ned Henry Part III: Sex and Social Media 11. Slut-Shaming and The Sex Police: Social Media, Sex, and Free Speech By Soraya Chemaly 12. The Revolutionary Possibilities of Online Queer Communities By Jamie J. Hagen 13. Digital Indiscretions: Infidelity in the Age of Technology By Ebony A. Utley 14. Consensual Sexting and Child Pornography: Legal and Cultural Controversies By Lara Karaian 15. Social Media and Sexual Safety: Quit Facebook, Don’t Sext, and Other Futile Attempts to Protect Youth By Rena Bivens and Jordan Fairbairn 16. Bye Felipe: Online Harassment and Straight Dating By Alexandra Tweten Part IV: Dating, Desire, and the Politics of Hooking Up 17. Can Disabled People Have Sex? and Other Questions You Probably Shouldn’t Ask Me if We Just Met By Jennifer Scott 18. Big Girls Need Love, Too: Dating While Fat (and Feminist) By Brittney Cooper 19. Are Women Bad at Orgasms? Understanding the Gender Gap By Lisa Wade 20. Why We Hook Up: Searching for Sex or Looking for Love? By Justin R. Garcia and Helen E. Fisher 21. Everybody’s Not Hooking Up: Asexuality on Campus and Beyond By Mark Carrigan with David Jay Part V: Issues in Sexual Pleasure and Safety 22. Pleasure, Pain, and the Feminist Politics of Rough Sex By Marjorie Jolles 23. True Love Waits: Do Teens? The Importance of Sexual Honesty By Janet Rosenbaum 24. Campus Sexual Assault: Myths, Facts, and Controversies By Nina M. Flores 25. Kiss and Sell: When Twentysomething Lady Authors Write About Our Sex Lives By Allison McCarthy 26. The World Will Be a Better Place When More Men Take It Up the Ass By Charlie Glickman 27. In Defense of Going Wild or: How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love Pleasure (and How You Can, Too) By Jaclyn Friedman

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