If any one of y'all still are interested in submitting articles for the
first Carnival of Sex Radicals and Sex-Positive Feminists (and those
who love/want to fuck them..lol), the deadline for submissions remains
October 18th; and the date of entry remains October 20th.
I'm sure that the prevailing controversies here on this list of late
will be more than enough fuel for discussion...but in case they may
not; here are some preliminary subjects for the carnival:
– What exactly constitutes “sex-positive” for you??
–How did “sex-positive” theory evolve out of the “sex wars”??
–What relationship does queer theory have to sex-pos radicalism??
–Why is the Left so schzophenic towards sex-positive radicalism??
–What is the relationship between feminism and sex-positive
radicalism, and can there ever be a synthesis, or even a
–How do the varying and diverse communities of sexual practice
covalesce into a sex-radical theory and practice??
– (The money question for moi) How in the hell can we
successfully incorporate a progressive sexual morality and sex-positive
theory and practice into a vibrant and successful progressive political
– Define the different variants of sex radicalism (socialist,
feminist, liberal, libertarian, etc.)
– How does race play into sex-pos activism and practice??
– What relationship does explicit sexual media and expression
(i.e., pornography and erotica) have in a sex-positive practice…and can
mainstream (”male-centered”) porn ever be incorporated into a
progressive theory and praxis??
– What role should progressive men play within the broader role
of “sex positive feminism”?? And what about women of color??
-- Finally, how should a sex-positive theory and practice
encounter and coexist with more conservative sexual moralities and
practices (such as asexuality or consensual abstinence or monogamy...or
the acceptance of more conservative sexual politics??
Please feel free to add your own selection of topics to this list.
Send any potential submissions to me either through my email address
anthonyk_6319 at charter dot net; or by entering a response to my
SmackDog Chronicles blog entry here.
If submission is inevitiable, then why not lie back and.....well,