I like writing and studying topics under the umbrella of sexuality because it comprises a broad range of behaviors and processes, including physical, psychological, social, and cultural. Sexuality is gender, it's identity, it's orientation, its context, it's biological, it's mental, it's values, it's relationships, it's norms and so called expectations and responses to social institutions. Sexuality and gender topics examine a lot and influence even more-what's not to like?

Maggie Barnes
 
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  • Surviving a Plane Crash By Seat Selection (?)

     

    In the wake of Asiana Flight 214, there’s been a noticeable interest in ways to survive a plane crash. More commenters and articles have been popping up online and on TV. These listings should more correctly be entitled: All the Ways A Few of You Might Survive a Plane Crash. That’s how I feel from the […]

  • Scaptia Plinthina Beyonceae (or the fly named after Beyonce)

     

    How to make a fly sound as fly as Beyoncé? Name it after her. Queen B, as her fans affectionately call her, meet the scaptia plinthina beyonceae.

  • “What Did We Do Before Yelp?”

     

    I couldn’t help but eavesdrop on a conversation a couple across from me was having on the metro today. “What did we do before Yelp??” The woman giggled as they both scoured recommendations for where to eat. I thought, “ Obviously you starved.” When I think about Yelp or any of the many, many, opportunities […]

  • Words of Wisdom: Don’t Put Bath Salts or Glue in Your Body

     

     Two things that don’t go in your body that you’d think no one would ever need to clarify to someone: super glue and bath salts.Recently a woman lost her arm to a flesh eating bacteria caused by an infection of the streptococcus bacteria. It literally ate her flesh and killed her muscle. Okay so she […]

  • Southwest Seems to LUV Kicking Off Passengers (3rd Celeb in less than 2years)

     

    What’s the deal with all the misunderstandings between Southwest Airlines and their passengers?
    Do they not understand that the more often they because known as the airline that kicks people off flights left and right, the more of a bad reputation they get?

  • Bring on the Jury Duty! (Unless You’re Deaf, Then Nevermind?)

     

    Full Disclosure: I’ve actually posted this as my Facebook status: Who just got a summons for jury duty at the end of next month? (Points finger at self) who is EXCITED about it?! (Jumps up and down and points finger at self!!) Am I the only person who’s ever wanted jury duty? Surly I can’t […]

  • California to REQUIRE the Inclusion of LGBT Contributions in History Text Books

     

       This past July 14, California became the first state to “require the inclusion of the contributions of gay, lesbian and transgender Americans in school history lessons and textbooks.” Governor Brown says that it’s an, “important step forward for our state.”    

  • Facts Of Life: Hot Saucing Your Kid, Creative Or Awful Punishment?

     

    Coming across an article entitled: Mom Could Lose Kids Over Hot Saucing Punishment, the morning after a friend and I ourselves had a tongue scorching experience  with some extra spicy taco sauce, caught my attention. We’re both on the other side of 25 I myself wanted to pull out my own tongue and throw it […]

  • She May Have a 20-Inch Waist, but This Model Is No Record Holder

     

       Romanian model, Loana Spangenberg is causing a stir with her natural 20-inch waist, off set by 32 in hips.Warning: images are dramatic! (Click here to see more)How so thin? Spangenberg claims to have tried everything and cannot gain an ounce around her midsection. “No one seems to believe it, but every day I eat three big meals […]

  • Erik Van Loon: Mass Media Artist, D.C. Lover (and the car project that promises Dutch Sandwiches)

     

    I met artist Erik Van Loon in bed. It’s not what you think! I was in bed though. To be clear, it was the top of a bunk bed in a Washington D.C. hostel (Capital View). Mr. Van Loon strolled into my mixed gender dormitory style room with his luggage and a smile. Erik is one of those people whose energy […]

  • I Can’t Talk To My Underage 18 Students On Facebook (I’m sooo upset…)

     

    I Can’t Talk To My Underage 18 Students On Facebook (I’m sooo upset…) If you’re so upset that you can’t talk to you own (under 18) kid on Facebook (who lives with you!!) that you actually feel the need to sue the state (Missouri)–I’d recommend you stop and think about two things: 1. Why would […]

  • Would it Be Awkward to Get STD Screened With Your Granddad?

     

    It’s cute that granny still likes to get her kicks. Viagra helps grandpas continue getting their swerve on. But hearing about either of them getting a STD at their age…well that’s unsettling. The elderly have to be reminded of a lot of things the older they get…where their glasses are, did they put on their […]