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# 56 In Praise of Sex for Money

“No one in high school never would assume that I would end up as that girl.” Miyoko Fujimori Excerpt – The route that I’ve chosen is by no means conventional, but once I was in the strip club as a dancer I felt every woman should have hat experience.  For anyone who wants to explore

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#55 Dollars And Sex Economics

“I’m interested in how people change their relationships when they don’t need to depend on a partner to satisfy their sexual needs.” Economist, Dr. Marina Adshade I think it’s funny that when I meet people and I tell them that I’m an economist, they think “how boring”. But when I add that I specialize in economics,

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# 54 Juvenile Sex Ed!

“As soon as parents start talking about sex kids fear judgement.” Linda Simpson, columnist Huffington Post   One point I want to make is a term I just heard recently — developmental compression.  100 years ago, there are were no teenagers, you were a little child and then you were a working adult.  Today it’s

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#53 Toxic Masculine

Our overarching mission is to redefine what it is to be a man.  Jake Stika, Executive Director  of Next Gen Men I do remember the first time I saw the Gillette add, and the 20 times my friends sent it to me.  I am grateful that a brand as big as Gillette stepped into the

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#52 Violence, Women & White Ribbons

“We invite men to rethink what strength means, you need a lot of strength to take on another person’s pain.”   Véronique Church-Duplessis — Bilingual Program Manager, White Ribbon Campaign.  December 6, 1989, the day Marc Lépine walked into the Montreal engineering school, École Polytechnique, and shot and killed 14 women and injured another 13

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#51 Women, Gone too Far!

“Some men are afraid to speak to women in public places for fear they’re going to be considered a freak.”  Wanda St. Hilaire I’ve lived in Mexico and I’ve traveled extensively through Europe, South America, Argentina, and Cuba, and what some women here in North America might perceive as misogyny I think that in other

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#50 Crystal & Dee: High Heels Club!

“It’s like I’ve been doing this sex thing for five years, and missed the whole point?” Crystal Rhodes Excerpts from our #VBB conversation with Dee Mago and Crystal Rhodes, curators of a women’s only group, The High Heels Club. Crystal: It’s hearing women’s stories, how many have been married many years and they weren’t sure

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#49 Sexuality: Her Shame

So I let myself be desired, and acquired, and used and retired. Marie-Claire O’Donoghue   I think what’s really important is to remember that as women our pleasure is not something to be shamed.  There is still so much deeply rooted guilt and shame around wanting sexual pleasure as a woman.  Wanting sexual pleasure makes

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#48 I’m Sorry, It’s Cancer

“I’m sorry, it’s cancer has an impact like no other words.  Having already heard it once I thought I might be a little more immune, but no I was rocked double hard.  I’m sorry, but its cancer is a very powerful sentence.” Wanda St. Hilaire   The first time I heard those words I was

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#47 Girls Of We The North

“There are guys who just love to crush women, just crush them”. Megan Smith Through my entire 20’s I was a scaffolder up in Fort McMurray.  It’s a field that’s 80/20 male to female.  The work is physically demanding and I have injuries that will be with me for my lifetime.  The men up there

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#46 Catcalls: More Than Words

“When a man says something lewd to you on the street and it’s unexpected, you’re shocked, you’re silenced and all the power goes to him.”  Sophie Sandberg @catcallsofnyc. Excerpts from our conversation with Sophie Sandberg: Growing up in New York, catcalling was something that started when I was 15. By 19, as a freshman starting

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