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Episode 13: Civil Commitment

Civil commitment is used to hold people who might commit crimes in the future. Black and queer people suffer the most.

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Episode 12: Queerness and Mental Health

Queer people have more mental health problems than their hetero friends. Why? Is it because there’s something bad about being gay? Or is there a problem with the way we think about sex and sexual identities? Kenneth takes a queer theory approach to this mental health issue.

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Episode 11: Speaking Out and Shining Light

Flip Rodriguez announced to the world that he is a survivor of childhood sexual abuse. It was a weight lifted from him, and now he can help others navigate trauma by talking about his own.

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Episode 10: Pornhub and Section 230

In this episode, I share some thoughts about a recent lawsuit involving Pornhub. I also mention Section 230 protections, since there have been recent calls to roll back this provision of the Communications Decency Act.

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GUT Talks With a Ninja

American Ninja Warrior regular Flip Rodriguez has been spending his 2020 streaming on Twitch. He is developing a group of loyal fans called the Flip Fam. But the Flip Fam doesn’t just watch, they participate. It is a community in the best sense. They gather for “Get Uncomfortable Tuesdays” (GUT) Talks to discuss uncomfortable topics […]

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No Gender December

Hey, just throwing this out there. Here’s a campaign titled No Gender December. The idea is simple: don’t buy gifts for your kids that promote gender stereotypes. I’m tempted to push the idea a little further, like some people do with No Shave November. How about we each violate a gender stereotype that we usually […]

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Unspeakable Vice is Accepting Donations

Hi! As you probably know, The Unspeakable Vice Podcast is created entirely with volunteer labor, 99% of which is me. The costs so far are minor—website hosting and some recording equipment—but it all comes out of my pocket. I would like to keep this podcast unmonetized. That is, I don’t want to put ads or […]

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Thanksgiving

We had a virtual Thanksgiving hangout to remind each other that we’re all Family!

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Episode 9: Real Sex Ed

A couple undergraduate students at Wayne State University started a student organization where students have a safe space to learn and talk about sex.

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Episode 8: Talking about Sexual Abuse by Women

Women who commit sexual abuse are poorly understood, and this problem is a clear window into the assumptions about sex embedded in our social constructions of gender.