Non-consensual condom removal, recently termed as “stealthing”, has been dubbed by some as a form of sexual assault. But Sherry F. Colb, Professor of Law at Cornell Law School, argues that “stealthing” and “sexual assault” are not equivalent. Although stealthing is “a wrongful act that ought to have legal consequences, either criminal or civil or … More Is non-consensual condom removal sexual assault?
In “Perempuan”, a collection of 31 stories from young Muslim women in Singapore, Joyene Nazatul talks about being lesbian, Malay, and the target of rape jokes.
“I sat in that bar as a bisexual woman holding hands with my butch girlfriend, while a guy with a microphone told a playful lie to a room full of strangers about fucking me without my consent.” Audrey, for Autostraddle, writes about jokes that mask an underlying hostility towards the LGBTQ+ community.
Charlotte Wolff, pioneer in the field of lesbian and bisexual studies, on why she thinks the word “lesbian” is “absolutely idiotic”.
The concept of sexual fluidity was popularised by Lisa M. Diamond, a professor of psychology at the University of Utah. In her 2008 book, she makes the radical argument that female sexuality is context-dependent, not rigidly homosexual or heterosexual, but shifting over life stages and social environments.
“Through negotiated, temporary, outward vulnerability, I achieve a sense of control and power, both of myself and of my environment.” Nicole Guappone for The Rumpus.
In an interview with Autostraddle, Sinclair Sexsmith draws out the power dynamics in queer, BDSM relationships.