Understanding

Understanding Charlottesville

Understanding Charlottesville
The events of the last 5 days have been some of the most extraordinary in recent times. It all started Saturday. American Nazis gathered in Charlottesville, Virginia to protest the decision taken by the city to remove its statue of Confederate general Robert E. Lee. Anti-racist groups descended on the planned site of the white supremacist demonstration in counter-protest. Some minor violence ensued—scuffles involving pushing, shoving, elbowing, etc. were reported. At 1:42 p.m. a speeding car slammed into the counter-protestors, killing 32-yea...
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Understanding Transactional Sex

Understanding Transactional Sex
You may have heard of this. Thousands of young, attractive women do it as a means of supporting themselves. Transactional sex has become something of a craze lately. But the nature of the exchange remains the same as it was when our species went from scattered hunter-gatherers to more organized Big Man societies: it still involves the giving of sexual favors in exchange for gifts, money, and other material support. What has made it such a hot topic of online conversation in recent years is the fact that so many middle-class and upper middle-c...
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Understanding Anger Can Empower Women to Live Authentic Lives

Understanding Anger Can Empower Women to Live Authentic Lives
Has anger ever taken the best of you? Have you ever regretted your reaction because you felt out of control? Did shame overwhelm you after these incidents? You are not the only one. Many of us women with a “temper” go through this. This can definitely make us feel powerless. Expressing Anger Is Not Socially Acceptable for Women We women are raised to think that anger is an ugly emotion, and this perpetuates the shame that comes with anger. Due to this, some of us don’t express our anger and keep it bottled up most of the time. On the other end of the spectrum are some us who ...
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Fear of Sex: Understanding Genophobia and the Ways to Get Over It

Fear of Sex: Understanding Genophobia and the Ways to Get Over It
Everyone is fearful of something. For some, it’s a spider. For others, heights. And then there are some who have a fear of sex – genophobia. We’re only human, so it’s normal for us to develop our own phobias. Genophobia is the physical or psychological fear of sex or sexual intimacy. First of all, this fear can develop due to various reasons. I had this fear when I was a virgin. I was terrified of having sex. The thought of having sex had me getting anxiety attacks to the point where I would break up with the guy right when it was around the time to be intimate. Luckily, I was able to ov...
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