Saturday, February 09, 2013

shout out to Sex+.

I spend a lot of time on the "interwebs." Like, a lot a lot. And when you spend so much time online, you get to know the people of the internet and perhaps, occasionally, start to crush on a few of them. This is about one of my internet crushes.

Her name is Laci Green and she runs a blog/YouTube channel based on her education project Sex+. She's got a passion for sex/gender studies and she knows her shit. She's body-positive, sex-positive and not afraid to dig up the deepest "taboos" (which is great, because someone's gotta). She answers all the questions people are afraid to ask and manages to do so in an extremely eloquent and well-organized manner in under 4 minutes.

If you watch nothing else of hers, take 4 minutes to watch the following video on fat-shaming. It's Eating Disorder Awareness Month and if you do nothing else for the rest of the month, I only ask that you watch this video for less than 5 minutes of your life. Fat-shaming -- weight-shaming -- needs to stop. Thanks to our fantastic, all-inclusive weight-obsessed society, fat-shaming affects each and every one of us on a daily basis whether you realize it or not. So do me a favor. Do yourself a favor, for the sake of raising awareness, and listen up.

[Consider a pin in this topic because I'm coming back to it in a later post.]

The thing I love about this girl (in that way that you can only love people too cool for you on the internet) is that most of her opinion pieces seem like she has taken my own thoughts straight from my head and found a better way to present them than I could. She leaves no detail-stone unturned, which I feel I often do when I try to speak.

Anyway, if you're interested in seeing more of Laci's videos, here are some of my favorites on some (in my opinion) very important issues:

On slut-shaming.

On gender identity.

On women being told they are required and expected to shave.

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