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Lesbian Chronicles Chapter 6 8

While there is some concern from socially conservative groups (especially in the United States) regarding the well-being of children who grow up in same-sex households, research reports that same-sex parents are as effective as opposite-sex parents. In an analysis of 81 parenting studies, sociologists found no quantifiable data to support the notion that opposite-sex parenting is any better than same-sex parenting. Children of lesbian couples, however, were shown to have slightly lower rates of behavioural problems and higher rates of self-esteem (Biblarz and Stacey, 2010).

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In this enthralling narrative, Annelise Orleck chronicles the history of the American women's movement from the nineteenth century to the present. Starting with an incisive introduction that calls for a reconceptualization of American feminist history to encompass multiple streams of women's activism, she weaves the personal with the political, vividly evoking the events and people who participated in our era's most far-reaching social revolutions.

The right to privacy is a pivotal concept in the culture wars that have galvanized American politics for the past several decades. It has become a rallying point for political issues ranging from abortion to gay liberation to sex education. Yet this notion of privacy originated not only from legal arguments, nor solely from political movements on the left or the right, but instead from ambivalent moderates who valued both personal freedom and the preservation of social norms.In The Closet and the Cul-de-Sac, Clayton Howard chronicles the rise of sexual privacy as a fulcrum of American cultural politics. Beginning in the 1940s, public officials pursued an agenda that both promoted heterosexuality and made sexual privacy one of the state's key promises to its citizens. The 1944 G.I. Bill, for example, excluded gay veterans and enfranchised married ones in its dispersal of housing benefits. At the same time, officials required secluded bedrooms in new suburban homes and created educational campaigns designed to teach children respect for parents' privacy. In the following decades, measures such as these helped to concentrate middle-class families in the suburbs and gay men and lesbians in cities.In the 1960s and 1970s, the gay rights movement invoked privacy to attack repressive antigay laws, while social conservatives criticized tolerance for LGBTQ+ people as an assault on their own privacy. Many self-identified moderates, however, used identical rhetoric to distance themselves from both the discriminatory language of the religious right and the perceived excesses of the gay freedom struggle. Using the Bay Area as a case study, Howard places these moderates at the center of postwar American politics and shows how the region's burgeoning suburbs reacted to increasing gay activism in San Francisco. The Closet and the Cul-de-Sac offers specific examples of the ways in which government policies shaped many Americans' attitudes about sexuality and privacy and the ways in which citizens mobilized to reshape them.

This is a study of a particular religious group, 'conservative Christians';, and their reaction to cultural and legal change in recent decades. Their religious liberty is a key focus. Part I provides the background. Chapter 1 describes the conservative Christian "narrative" of New Zealand-a story of cultural or de facto establishment of a generic Christianity followed by a cultural disestablishment of this dominant worldview from the about 1960s. Chapter 2 analyses the characteristic beliefs, denominational composition and worldview of conservative Christians, their attitude to the state and their opposition to the "spirit of the age". Chapter 3 describes the "Wellington worldview", the mindset of those in positions of power and influence in government, law, business, the media and so on. I argue liberal modernist premises are the governing ones. Chapter 4 propounds a model of engagement between the two worlds. Peaceful co-existence is the rule, but occasionally-due to the incompatibility of the two worldviews at certain key points-conflict does, and will occur, between conservative Christians and the state. Part II comprises a series of case studies involving past, current and potential conflicts between conservative Christians and the state. The aim is to see whether conservative Christian religious practices are either generally accommodated or disregarded by the state. Chapter 5 examines conservative Christian ambivalence toward human rights theory and chronicles instances of conflict between the state and such Christians. Chapters 6 to 8 focus upon a key conservative Christian institution, the family. The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child 1989 has been a locus of concern for many conservative Christians concerned at the attenuation of parental authority. The potential impact of the Convention upon two significant parental rights-the parental right to control the religious upbringing of one's children and the parental right of corporal punishment-is evaluated. The next two chapters examine the conservative Christian opposition to the legal acceptance of homosexual practice and the growing legal recognition of homosexual rights. Chapter 9 analyses the freedom of churches to refuse to train and ordain openly-practising homosexual or lesbian candidates for the ministry in light of the legal prohibition upon sexual orientation discrimination. Chapter 10 explores the extent of conservative Christians' positive religious freedom to challenge the introduction of same-sex marriage.Part III concludes with some observations on religious tolerance in a post-Christian society.

Now, before we begin our tale... NO SEX! DON'T CALL ME A PERVERT. This is about teenagers trying to figure out things while being dorky. At most there will occur some rather awkward kissing.Illustrations are in chapters:1. Art by Ro.3. Art by lorvikk5. Art by mustlovefrogs12. Art by Ro.21. Art by Ro.(Link broken at the moment. We are sorry for the inconvinience)23. Art by Ro!28. Art by Aoievaeart29. Art by Zero_lawliet53. Art by lorvikk54. Art by lorvikk60. Art by Ro.73. Art by Twilite-sparkleplz.88. Art by Mustlovefrogs.

Plato clearly sees same-sex passions as especially strong, and hence particularly problematic, although in the Symposium that erotic attraction could be the catalyst for a life of philosophy, rather than base sensuality (Cf. Dover, 1989, 153-170; Nussbaum, 1999, esp. chapter 12).

Mainline churches have a way of shooting themselves in the foot over the issue of homosexuality. First it was the Presbyterians who brought the recommendation for a new sexual ethic, which included approval of same-gender sex, all the way to the General Assembly for a vote. While it was overwhelmingly voted down, it left the denomination bruised and battered by the ordeal. Now it is the Disciples of Christ in the throes of controversy over the issue, sparked by the fact that their nominee for the new general minister has acknowledged membership in and approval of GLAD, a gay-lesbian support organization among the Disciples. Like the Presbyterian study committee that called for a new sexual ethic, Dr. Michael Kinnamon, the nominee to be the next general minister, believes that since gays-lesbians do not choose their sexual orientation, the church can accept homosexuality as God-approved. The Disciple, an official publication for the denomination, is to be commended for publishing essays on both sides of the issue. But it is evident that the church catholic is not going to accept the thesis that same-gender sex is according to the will of God, and churches are making a mistake when they press the issue. It is one thing to show love and acceptance toward homosexuals, which we should all support, but it is another thing to say that homosexual behavior is ordained of God. Neither is the church at large going to be indifferent to what it has always understood the Bible to teach on the subject.

Steven Erikson wrote at length about why he portrayed Tavore the way he did. He deliberately created the leader of the Bonehunters to be a female. It was intentional that Tavore was a lesbian, that she was plain and that there was very little hint of her internal life. For his full comments read his answer to questions 43 and 53 of the Tor Q&A session.[55]

Carmilla, the title character, appears as a member of Austrian nobility, while in reality she's the long-dead Countess Mircalla von Karnstein, returned to life as a vampiress. She is portrayed as possessing lesbian traits and her victims are exclusively female. However, she becomes emotionally involved with the main protagonist, Laura. Carmilla has nocturnal habits but is not confined to the darkness. She has unearthly beauty, can change form at will, and is able to pass through solid walls. Her animal alter ego is a monstrous black cat and she sleeps in a coffin. 350c69d7ab


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