Sunday, March 29, 2015

Sex-Political analysis Denmark 2015

This was prepared for an International Women's Day Event:

Progress towards women’s equality appears to have stalled after major gains in the 1960s.
An existential analysis suggests that the patriarchal cultural framework supported by the church-state complex must be challenged.
Difference feminism may provide an option. However, this would require changes in law, political economy, and the medical/sexological knowledge accepted in Denmark.


Sex-Political analysis Denmark 2015 
(links, etc. for political discussion)

(Source articles for blog posts are reached by clicking the title of the post.)

Scientific foundations:

Psychophysiology of Love

Kærligheden hæmmer sexlivet

Monogamy: An Evolutionary Perspective

Existential Psychology:

Relational spirituality defines itself in contrast to the vertical spirituality that focuses on inner transformation alone

Church regulation of sexuality:

Promoting monogamy and reducing honesty, closeness, happiness, communication, and relationship satisfaction

Also in older US adults:

Vi vil stadig gerne være den eneste ene

Tvind (communal lifestyle) persecution

Intolerance of the single lifestyle for Danish women

95% of victims of sexual exploitation by clergy are adult women

Protestantism and the direct relationship to god -> problematizing the love/sexual bond.

Political Impacts:

Male Circumcision and Racism

First professor of Sexual Health Epidemiology promotes sexual disfunction, disease, and racism

The Mythology of Prostitution

Giv sexarbejderne rettigheder

Equality feminism -> thick waists -> higher cancer rates

Equality feminism -> continuing wage deficits for women

Sexual violation as a common initiation into adulthood for women

Survey: 40% of women in Denmark “want more sex”

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The Falsehoods of Addiction and The War on Drugs

Billions of dollars are funneled into federal drug programs to keep our children away from drugs and our cities safe from crime and economic turmoil.

Hari talks to host Josh Zepps about how he discovered the troubling beginnings of drug war riddled with corruption and ulterior motives, and argues that everything we thought we understood about drug addiction appears to be wrong.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

MyTurn available as an Apple Macintosh application

MyTurn is now available as a browser-based Apple Macintosh application.

The first time it is launched, a window will appear stating:
"Google Chrome is ready to complete your installation"
Click the "Start Google Chrome" button, in order to proceed.

For direct download, a Zip compressed file is available: MyTurn.
Most computers will automatically decompress (unzip) this file.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Ayn Rand vs. the Pygmies

 Among the Mbuti, as with most hunter-gatherer societies, altruism and equality are systems that enhance individual freedom. Following these moral rules helps prevent any one individual from taking advantage of others or even dominating the group as a whole because of unequal privileges.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Are Danish women the most abused women in Europe?

“We simply don’t want to hear that we’ve got a problem with abuse and violence in Denmark. And this is despite the fact that as recently as last Christmas we ran out of places at our women’s shelter due to the surge in violent domestic disputes. These stories never make it into the media. In the same way, girls have to put up with being groped by boys at school whose actions are simply dismissed of as mere ‘messing about’. Even though we have good action plans to tackle violence against women, the European study is confirmation that we’ve become blinkered with our blind belief that equality has been sorted out once and for all,” tells Ulla Tornemand.