Author Archives: Virginia Lore

About Virginia Lore

I'm an out, kinky, bisexual, cisgender woman with a penchant for making the world a better place. One of the ways I seek to do that is through this blog; another is through my volunteer work at the Center for Sex Positive Culture in Seattle. I'm also proud to be a parent of two fantastic people who happen to be teenagers right now.

Rape Culture in YA Literature — Sex & Justice

Steady yourselves, I’m going ti recommend an article in Glamour magazine. But first I want to talk about Veronica Mars. You remember Veronica Mars right? A TV show a few years back, it featured Kristen Bell as a high school … Continue reading

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Gay Activism in the Non-Western World

Originally posted on Sex & Justice:
This isn’t what LGBT life is like in the 75 countries where it is illegal to be gay.  But this is a look at the fact that activism wasn’t born in America, and there are…

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Why Sex Worker Rights Complement LGBT Rights

Originally posted on Sex & Justice:
I’m pretty new to being vocally sex positive.  I’ve been polyamorous all my life, so in my personal circle, I’ve been critical of dominant relationship paradigms — for me.  I’ve been bisexual all my…

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BDSM or Murder

Originally posted on Sex & Justice:
All four defendants were found guilty in the beating and strangulation death of “house slave” Shirley Beck, reports the Leaf Chronicle in Clarksville, Tennessee.  Beck, who was 39 at the time of her death…

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On Tinker Toys and Sex Work

Originally posted on Sex & Justice:
Do you remember Tinker Toys? I do. We had a lot of building toys when I was growing up, Tinker Toys, Lincoln Logs, Legos. And every once in a while, they’d get mixed up…

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Case Study: Arkansas

Originally posted on Sex & Justice:
I’m looking at transgender rights and where we are with the struggle to get rights for transgender people state by state. It’s a very nascent struggle and a very hot one right now.  Even…

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Tea & Consent

Originally posted on Sex & Justice:
I ran into this video awhile ago and it’s stuck in my mind. It’s the perfect video for explaining consent to someone who just. doesn’t. get it.  If that sounds like someone you know,…

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