If you have any questions, feel free to ask on my ask site: http://fyseq.tumblr.com/ask, though check out http://fuckyeahsexeducation.tumblr.com/FAQ!
i’m going to make some felt visual aids for gender and part of that includes objects that young children would come across that may or may not be gendered by society; ie dolls, cars, books, balls, dress up clothes, etc.
What are some other things young children come in contact with that they may gender?
One of the reasons I’ve not finished the LGBT+ student experience post yet is because I’ve had to go through everything my family has in storage.
Here’s a list of all of the medical and parenting books I’ve found. Can anyone tell me if they’re so out of date I shouldn’t keep them?
- Parenting Teenagers by Don Dinkmeyer and Gary D McKay, 1990
- Training the Body to Cure Itself, 1992
- The Doctors Book of Home Remedies, 1990
- The Holistic Health Handbook, 1978
- Medical Terminology by Peggy S Stanfield, 1989
- Folk Medicine by DC Jarvis, 1958
- Encyclopedia of Natural Home Remedies by Mark Bricklin,1982
- AHFS Drug Information, 1995
- The Lippincott Manual of Nursing Practice, 1974
- Nutrition Concepts and Controversies fourth edition, 1988
- Psychiatric Nursing, by matheney and Topalis, 1965
- Textbook of Pediatric Nursing, 1966
- Fundamentals of nursing, 1964
- Physicians’ Desk Reference, 1985
- King Warrior Magician Lover Rediscovering the archetypes of the mature masculine by robert moore and douglas gillette
- Chemistry, matter, and the universe by richard e dickerson, 1976
- Science and the future, 1991
- Student Study Guide to Chemistry for Changing Times Third Edition, 1980
- Chemistry made simple, 1959
- Medicine, Monopolies, and Malice by Dr Chester A Wilk, 1996
Are any of these worth keeping or should I just turn them into an art project?
I’m going to start testing some of the Our Whole Lives curriculum activities for kindergartners to first graders (ages 5-6) on a group of the kids I take care of on a regular basis. They’re age 3-4 so not quite in the target age range but I think they’ll understand the basics. The parts I’m going to be covering is the body, taking care of your body including the fact that your body is yours and you have to consent before others can touch it, and gender.
Would it be helpful or would y’all like it if I took video of my efforts and posted it so you can see some of the activities and songs for this age group and how the kids respond? I’m going to be editing the OWL curriculum to make sure that it’s gender neutral and intersectional. This would also help me get feedback about these things and my teaching skills. It’ll be an experiment as I’m not sure how well it’ll work out.
Yay or nay?
Submission: Trans Anthology About Inimacy and Sexuality
I am looking to create and publish an anthology about the intersections of transness, intimacy, and bodies. The goal is to create a multifaceted framework through stories and community knowledge that can be a resource for trans people, as well as their sexual and/or romantic partners. Examples of navigating complex experiences of intimacy are an area that needs a stronger voice, as the predominant representation of sexuality is through a cisgender perspective. Trans people often lack the voices of shared experience they need to express and understand their own narrative of sexuality. If society is to ever take trans individuals seriously as people to form intimate relationships with, or if any trans person has ever felt a lack of guidance in developing new means of intimacy, then this kind of knowledge needs to be created and shared.
Please submit a personal narrative, reflection/opinion, or dialogue/discussion.
Some thematic suggestions for a submission are, though by no means limited to:
- Language surrounding bodies, yours and others
- Touch and sensation
- Communication around needs
- Social expectations
- Sex and sex toys
- Positive/Affirming experiences
- Negative experiences
- Major personal or shared breakthroughs, such as perspective or experience of intimacy
Submissions should short, about 4-12 pages, though more or less is acceptable. People of all gender identities are encouraged to submit! I’m looking for a range of perspectives. Submissions will not be edited in their content, only their format. Please bear this in mind when you submit your piece.
Email submissions by 09/01/2014 to email@example.com
Please include a little about yourself so that your writing can be contextualized, as well as how you would like to be credited, as each submission will feature the name of the author or else be listed as anonymous.
I will be attempting to publish via Transgressive Press or Sotto Voce Press. Failing those, I will attempt other queer presses. Should I be unable to publish them in a traditional format, I will release the anthology for free via ebook on Amazon. Sadly, not all of those who submit will make the final iteration of the anthology; however all contributors published will receive a free book or a link to the ebook. Any profits collected from this work will be put into a trans scholarship for students.
A little about me: I am a non-binary Bay Area resident and on the cusp of finishing university. My future goals are to open a transitional housing non-profit for trans people and to be a sex educator, both of which I am actively working towards. In the spirit of education and trans activism, I am trying to put together this anthology. When I was going through my transition, examples of how to interact intimately with others and myself were hard to find. The information was out there, but buried or presented in an authoritative way sterilized of context. I struggled for over a year to find my own way, and only was able to after listening to others share their own experiences. I want to make a reference for people who are similarly struggling. I’ve wanted to contribute to the greater trans community in a meaningful way, something that wasn’t already happening. It occurred to me that many out there would benefit from such an anthology, so here I am attempting to make it real.
You can follow progress of the anthology and learn a little more about me at anthologyadventures.tumblr.com
Body shaming happens to everyone of every gender. I made some of the previous post gender neutral, but what are some comments or body shaming methods directed towards men? What about non binary people? Do trans women or trans men experience this differently than their cis counterparts? How does body shaming affect disabled people, people of different races? What other categories of people go through body shaming and what kinds of comments do they hear?
Why are there so few good resources for Designated Male at Birth Health? The most common problem of course is cisexism, almost all resources about general health and sexual health are targeting cis men. The second most common problem is, you guessed it, sexism.
I had someone suggest this website, SexualHealthMen, to me and at first it looked okay if very cisnormative. Then I got to the article "What is it that actually turns women on?" and there’s this gem: “If you can think of her as a conquest, chase her and do things to win her heart, you will definitely turn her on.” NO. This is a huge generalization as well as being sexist and a part of rape culture and oppression of women.
Most other websites for cis men’s sexual health are very similar. Do you have any resources for sexual health for men (anyone who identifies as a man, including info for trans men), DMAB people (anyone designated the male sex at birth including those who don’t identify as men), or cis men? Do you have any good resources for sexual health for trans people? What about intersex people? Most resources I’ve seen target cis women which definitely can have their own flaws. What are some resources for everyone of every gender or designated sex?
Intersex Fact of the Week: Week 1
Intersex is NOT a synonym for nonbinary, nor can it be used as an identity for someone without a physical intersex condition. Even if an individual has surgery to end up with ambiguous genitalia, that individual is not intersex. Also, genitalia is only one potential intersex marker.