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The Fantasy of Acceptable 'Non-Consent': Why the Female Sexual Submissive Scares Us (and Why She Shouldn't)  

The Fantasy of Acceptable 'Non-Consent': Why the Female Sexual Submissive Scares Us (and Why She Shouldn't)
By Stacey May Fowles, Seal Press
There is a guilt and shame among women who have fantasies of their own violation and express a desire to be demeaned. Read more »

 

Many feminists spend their whole lives combating rape and other forms of violence against women. So what does it mean when a woman fantasizes about her own violation through rape, bondage or humiliation? The key here, as feminist author and self-described sexual submissive Stacey May Fowles explains, is the word "consent." There is a marked distinction between being violated against one's will and consenting to being violated within the context of sexual role-play. In an eye-opening essay (included in the new anthology Yes Means Yes! edited by Jaclyn Friedman and Jessica Valenti and published by Seal Press), Fowles opens up the world of bondage, discipline, sadism and masochism from a feminist's perspective and challenges readers to think about sexual submission in a new way. Don't miss this must-read piece in this week's issue of Reproductive Justice & Gender!

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Heather Gehlert
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Should the First Lady Get a Paycheck?  

Should the First Lady Get a Paycheck?

The media have pegged Michelle Obama as mom and moral arbiter. But the Ivy League-educated lawyer's background raises bigger questions. Read more »

Health Care Reform: Good for Patients, Good for Workers, Good for Women  

Health Care Reform: Good for Patients, Good for Workers, Good for Women

Health care reform would give us the opportunity to create jobs that pay us back tenfold. Read more »

Woman Asks for Rights, Gets Acid Thrown on Face  

Woman Asks for Rights, Gets Acid Thrown on Face

After standing up to workplace injustice, two men poured sulphuric acid on Decheva Elena Kuneva, badly disfiguring her. Read more »

Guess Which Corporate Suits Did the Most to Wreck the Economy? Men.  

Guess Which Corporate Suits Did the Most to Wreck the Economy? Men.

America doesn't have enough women business executives for them to be visible, let alone destroy the economy. Read more »

How to Restore America's Position as a Leader on Reproductive Rights  

How to Restore America's Position as a Leader on Reproductive Rights

The Obama administration must work toward a nation and world in which all women can live as equal members of society. Read more »

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The U.S. government has spent more than $1.5 billion on abstinence programs. What a terrible waste. Read more »

 

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