Ipce Statement: About
course: Terror & Sexuality - The announcement of a course given by Anarchist
U in Toronto, Canada. The announcement gives some thoughts and relevant
questions, as well a list of literature.
Hekma, Gert, The
drive for sexual equality; 2007 - in Ipce Newsletter E 24, March
The great enigmatic change, according to me, is the transformation from theories
and practices of sexual desire that stress the absolute necessity of inequality
those that reject such ideas and put an emphasis on egalitarian, even pure erotic
For most of human history, sexual bonds were inherently unequal. [...]
Since Romanticism an ideology of sexual equality has come into play. [...]
It is amazing to witness the radical change of a theory and practice of desire
that is founded in social inequalities of gender, age and class to a new
ideology in which love mainly arises between equal partners. This development
continues with always growing force, parallel to a transformation from a homo
social to a hetero-social organization of society. [...]
The most surprising part of this revolution is its radicalism.
Hekma, Gert, Sexual
democracy and the exclusion of boy lovers; Gert Hekma, in KOINOS
# 52, Winter 2006 [Short version of the article here above]
Until recently, we were living in a sexual system in which the satisfaction
of lust mainly took place among people in unequal social positions: man and
woman, old and young, rich and poor, rich man’s son and housemaid, butch
and femme, queen and trade (feminine homosexual and masculine
heterosexual). Now, the world is converting to a different system which
stresses the aspect of equality.
Sexualdemokratie und die Ausgrenzung der Jungenliebhaber;
in KOINOS # 52, Winter 2006
Bis vor kurzem lebten wir in einem Sexualsystem, in dem die
Lustbefriedigung vor allem zwischen sozial ungleichen Personen erfolgte:
Mann und Frau, Alt und Jung, Arm und Reich, Sohn reicher Eltern und
Dienstmädchen, Hurenbock und Hure, Butch und Femme, Tunte
und Tülle (femininer Homosexueller und maskuliner Heterosexueller).
Jetzt wechselt man zu einem anderen System, in dem der Aspekt der
Gleichheit betont wird.
answers - Early marriage (Part 1)
attacks have been raised recently against early marriage in Islam, which
clearly result from ignoring facts about pre-modern society and Islam,
or intentionally concealing them.
conclusion, Islam responsibly channels sexual instincts through
marriage, with the prior condition of psychological maturity. And
contrary to claims of improved morality, non-Islamic laws have
alarmingly driven child sexual abuse and psychological harm to epidemic
when such attacks against Islam are analyzed impartially, they reveal
the perfect applicability of Islam’s solution from the 7th
century until today, and the utter failure of any other system to
provide any protection whatsoever to society’s youth. At best, these
attacks are also found to be irresponsibly superficial due to the
seriousness of this issue.
Percy, William A., In
memoriam: Vern Bullough - Quotes from: Vern Bullough, our greatest
Sexologist, dies at 77; The Gay & Lesbian Review Worldwide, 1 November 2006
The GLBT community has lost its most effective advocate from outside the gay
world. Sexologist, activist, nurse, and historian, Vern Bullough died from
cancer on June 21st at 77.
Facts are facts, and science is science, and no amount of wishing them away, no
pressure or calumny, ever deflected Vern from his mission -- to learn the truth
and communicate it to others.
It is the belief of Dr. Laura, that it is a biological error, not to engage
in activities which produce children. If we are to accept this morbid
description, of a possible meaning of life, and if we accept it to be true,
that procreation is the only purpose, then we must also accept that a bond
of love holds no purpose than this. When we see a lover touch the face of
the person of their desires, seeing the gentle fingers caress the soft skin,
we must turn away from what our heart tells us, we must believe that our
eyes are lying to us, and we must reason, that since affection and kindness
produce no children, they are "some kind of biological error."
There is no doubt that prostitution should be legalized. For some time,
casual sex without commitment was a matter of law. It was illegal. But
today, we are smart enough to understand and believe that what two
consenting people do behind closed doors is their business and their