Many rad folks have been critiquing Robin Thicke and his shitty, smash hit "Blurred Lines." The ways in which it legitimizes sexual assault, degrades women and further upholds rape culture have been written about all over the place. And still the song has continued to top the charts and burrow into our ears. So I wanted to do something different.
Kaleigh Trace is a sex educator working at Venus Envy in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Aside from working at a feminist sex shop, she is in the process of writing a short book about sexual health and disability; writes a blog about sex; and on account of all this, rarely has time to actually have sex herself. Nevertheless, she strongly believes that bodily pleasure is a human right, and her writing and work are all geared to having this right be recognized for all people of all abilities, genders, sexualities, ethnicities, and classes.
There is a persistent and damaging myth that people with disabilities don't have sex. It is too often believed that if you don't move your legs than you don't orgasm, or if you don't move your arms than you can't make someone else come all over you. It's all a giant lie, I swear.
03/16/2012 01:42 EDT
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