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When Sex is “Gross”

She scoffed at every kiss, every sweet show of closeness and intimacy on screen. Exclamations of disgust drooled out the corners of her mouth as if she forgot to swallow a bite of food. Sexuality was shocking, and even a hint of it was met with "Ugh, why did they have to show that?" and "It was a great scene until that happened." I stewed in my seat, sometimes replying with simple explanations why love is beautiful and married people showing affection is wonderful and normal. She would have none of it. I'm shocked by how sheltered and closed-off some of my friends are to the real world. Was I ever so afraid of honest, sweet intimacy that I would jeer and shy away at the most innocent hint of it in a PG-13 movie? Yes, I'm sure I was. But why? Why is healthy, loving sexuality a taboo? I can't answer this, but it bothers me. (more…)

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The Original Godless Girl

The Godless Girl was a rebel, promoting science and secularism in her university. She passed out fliers proclaiming “Man made God!”, and lead a group called The Godless Society. School authorities attempted to stop the “blasphemous” behavior, and eventually this girl was sent to reform school. After a harrowing experience Read more…