A Podcast About Our Messed Up Sexual Culture

Jaclyn Friedman

Per her bio: Jaclyn Friedman is a writer, educator and activist, and creator of three books Yes Means Yes: Visions of Female Sexual Power and a World Without Rape (one of Publishers’ Weekly’s Top 100 Books of 2009), What You Really Really Want: The Smart Girl’s Shame-Free Guide to Sex & Safety, and her latest, Unscrewed: Women, Sex, Power and How to Stop Letting the System Screw Us All. Her podcast, also called Unscrewed, is paving new paths to sexual liberation, and was named one of the Best Sex Podcasts by both Marie Claire and Esquire.

Unscrewed tells us: In December, Tumblr banned all “adult content” from its site, only the latest salvo on a misguided quest of corporations and politicians to crack down on adult entertainment in the name of protecting the innocent. Elle Chase, who ran Lady Cheeky, one of Tumblr’s most popular blogs for women-focused erotic content, and Kate D’Adamo, sex worker rights advocate, join Jaclyn to figure out how we got into this mess, why it matters, and how we can hope to get somewhere better.

This week Unscrewed discusses the adult content ban on Tumblr. How does that protect children? Why did Tumblr management make this decision? What other options do we have for sexual exploration and imagination? Is this “respectability politics” or something more?

As you might imagine, the podcast content is explicitly about sex and sexuality. Don’t listen if the topic will offend you. If you want to learn about your own sexuality and sex in general, do listen!

Unscrewed: The show that knows that real liberation includes sexual liberation.

Stephanie

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