Pride 2019 Is Upon Us - How Well Do You Know Your History?
In order to know where we're going, it's important to know where we came from. Alberta and Edmonton have a long history of activism around LGBTQ rights. Staff at the Tickle Trunk put together this amazing timeline to give you a primer on some of the big moments. We know this is not exhaustive, there are so many other important moments, and people, but this is a great place to start.
Heroes of Masturbation - Alfred Kinsey
For this heroes of masturbation post, I'm going way way back - all the way back to 1948. Many people know about Alfred Kinsey. He is widely considered to be the father of sexuality research. He was a professor and researcher who founded the Institute for Sex Research at the University of Indiana.
Kinsey was the first person to study people's experience of sex and sexuality on a large scale
Heroes of Masturbation - Dell Williams
My hero of masturbation for today is Dell Williams, founders of the sex toy shop Eve's Garden.
A lot of people are familiar with Good Vibrations in San Fransisco, which is often considered the grandmothers of women-friendly, sex positive, sex toy shops. Did you know that Eve's Garden in Manhattan actually preceded it?
Heroes of Masturbation - Betty Dodson
Womanhood does not equal Motherhood
So it's Mother's Day on Sunday. A time for us to appreciate the people who gave birth to us and/or acted as mothers for us through our growing up. That's all lovely and well and really a good thing to do.
But I'm not going to do that in this post.
I'm going to release some rage about the way our culture deals with women who don't have kids - whether by choice or happenstance