Is the New Lady Chatterley’s Lover Adaption Borderline Pornographic? God, We Hope So. | Jezebel #books #adaptations


Swearwords in the content (clean images) so consider this post borderline NSFW. READ MORE: Is the New Lady Chatterley’s Lover Adaption Borderline Pornographic? God, We Hope So..

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#Sex Talk in #Literature: How It’s Changed Over 200 Years | Flavorwire #books #research


Sex Talk in Literature: How It’s Changed Over 200 Years | Flavorwire

A British health website, DrEd.com, delved into the entire corpus of literature, both fiction and nonfiction, to explore the way certain words having to do with “venereal” matters have appeared, faded, or been associated with new companion words over the last two centuries. READ MORE: Sex Talk in Literature: How It’s Changed Over 200 Years | Flavorwire.

16 #LGBT #Books That Will Actually Change Your Life | BuzzFeed #LGBTQ


As recommended by followers of the BuzzFeed Community. I also recommend reading the comments for why these books were recommended by users – heart-rending.

16 LGBT Books That Will Actually Change Your Life

Image Credit: Farrah Penn / Via BuzzFeed

These books showed you that it was more than OK to be gay. READ MORE: 16 LGBT Books That Will Actually Change Your Life | BuzzFeed

50 Essential NC-17 Films | @Flavorwire #film #NC17


Here are 50 films that challenged censors. READ MORE: 50 Essential NC-17 Films | Flavorwire.

This Vintage Children’s Book Leaves Nothing To The Imagination | BuzzFeed #books


This Vintage Children's Book Leaves Nothing To The Imagination

Children have to learn the birds and the bees somehow, and the 1975 book How a Baby Is Made was written to show them EVERY step of the process. In graphic detail. READ MORE: This Vintage Children’s Book Leaves Nothing To The Imagination | BuzzFeed

How Can You Prevent Sexual Assault? Web Comic ‘Game’ Has Advice | CNET + Can #Wearable #Tech Prevent Sexual Assault? | FastCompany


How Can You Prevent Sexual Assault? Web Comic ‘Game’ Has Advice | CNET. With this choose-your-own-adventure online comic [interactive graphic novel], students discover how their decisions can ignite or diffuse uncomfortable sexual situations.

Can Wearable Tech Prevent Sexual Assault? | FastCompany Roar is a startup that’s building a wearable device designed to deter attackers and notify loved ones.

12 Banned Books Every Woman Should Read | HuffPo


While it would be great if we were past the whole “banning books” thing, the fact remains that hundreds of books have their places in libraries or on school reading lists challenged each year.

According to the American Library Association, books are most commonly challenged for being “sexually explicit” or containing “offensive language.” But some of the books that are most often challenged are also literary classics, containing storylines that almost everyone can learn from.

In honor of Banned Books Week 2014, we’ve pulled together a list of controversial books that every woman should read. They cover sexual freedom and women pushing back against prescribed roles, oppression against women and people of color, and what it means to be a woman in different places and times. Above all, they are stories well told.

READ MORE: 12 Banned Books Every Woman Should Read | HuffPo

FAU Student Says He Was Denied A Laptop Because He’s Gay | HuffPost Books


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An openly gay student at Florida Atlantic University believes a campus librarian denied him the use of a laptop due to his sexuality.

Abdul Asquith attempted on Oct. 23 to check out a laptop at the Wimberly Library on the Boca Raton, Fla. campus. The laptop checkout requires valid university-issued identification, but when Asquith showed his FAU ID, the librarian refused him.

Asquith said the librarian looked at the ID and remarked, “You sound, look and act like a girl and in this ID is a man, therefore I’m not giving you a laptop.”

Asquith was “appalled,” “embarrassed” and “distraught,” he said. He was finally able to obtain a laptop after speaking with several librarians.

“Because he acts a certain way, he can’t possibly be this? It shouldn’t even be like that,” Samantha Lemessy, who witnessed the incident, told WPTV.

“People need to start speaking out and addressing this every time this happens,” Asquit added.

FAU spokesperson Lisa Metcalf confirmed in a statement to The Huffington Post Monday that the student was initially denied his request.

“The situation was quickly corrected and an FAU administrator issued an immediate in-person apology,” Metcalf said. “The University takes allegations of discrimination seriously and continues to investigate the incident.”

For FAU, a public university in Florida, it adds to a growing pile of controversies over the past year.

Another FAU employee with unpopular views, tenured professor James Tracy, claimed the Sandy Hook Elementary massacre and the Boston Marathon bombings were likely staged.

An FAU professor also began receiving threats after a student took offense to a classexercise in the spring where pupils were asked to write “Jesus” on a piece of paper and step on it. And early in 2013, the university received heated backlash after agreeing to name their stadium after a controversial for-profit prison group. One student protester said the university’s president clipped them with her car at one demonstration in March. The deal was eventually scrapped and the president resigned.

Read: FAU Student Says He Was Denied A Laptop Because He’s Gay | HuffPost Books

GLBTI Fiction: Opening the Fiction Closet | Library Journal


Prior to World War II, GLBTI literature was hidden, with knowledge of its existence largely known only to members of the community, who shared texts among themselves. Occasionally a work of fiction would find its way into general circulation, but the books typically resorted to coded inferences of desire or served as warnings against the danger and immorality of homosexuality. This pattern continued until the 1969 Stonewall riot, which is largely accepted as the beginning of the GLBTI rights movement. The last three decades of the 20th century saw the establishment of GLBTI presses, bookstores, awards, and reading and book clubs, as well as literary festivals, writers’ conferences, and professional organizations. The closet was open, and the GLBTI community had found its voice.

Collection development and readers’ advisory (RA) staff can take advantage of a unique opportunity for professional growth by acquainting themselves with the widely dispersed sources of information about GLBTI literature. The task of identifying worthy contemporary purchases is best accomplished by consulting awards and recommended reading lists.

See the full article (which includes a longish list of recommended GLBTI fiction): via GLBTI Fiction: Opening the Fiction Closet | Library Journal.