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September 7, 1997 | SUSIE LINFIELD, Susie Linfield is the acting director of the cultural reporting and criticism program at New York University
Five years ago, Harvard psychologist Carol Gilligan published "Meeting at the Crossroads," a luminously empathetic study of adolescents at an all-girls private school in Cleveland.
October 8, 2010
'Tamara Drewe' MPAA rating: R for language and some sexuality Running time: 1 hour, 51 minutes Playing: In selected theaters
September 18, 2011 | By Holly Myers, Special to the Los Angeles Times
The coffee table in Barbara T. Smith's Venice home is piled high with aging cassette tapes. She's been sorting through audio from a 1981 performance piece called "Birthdaze" in preparation for "The Radicalization of a '50s Housewife," her upcoming solo show at UC Irvine's University Art Gallery. The piece, originally performed on Smith's 50th birthday, was a feminist tour de force in which she enacted a version of her own life story in relation — quite literally — to the male avant-garde.
August 2, 1986
Be serious! Abstinence is not ignoring sexuality, it is introducing a "new" idea and way of dealing with one's sexuality. Also, rather than making a judgment that everyone is "doing it," why doesn't the author of this editorial do a study on teen-agers who are aware of practicing abstinence and the zero number of pregnancies in that group? It is odd also that this writer thinks of sexuality in terms of intercourse. Our sexuality is a part of who we are as persons whether we ever have intercourse or not, and believe it or not most people are aware of his or her sexuality as a small child.
December 3, 2013 | By Nico Lang, guest blogger
British Olympian Tom Daley and actress Maria Bello have made headlines in recent days by coming out, Bello in a  Modern Love piece for the New York Times and Daley in a YouTube video to fans. After a string of notable celebrities opening up about their sexuality - including CNN anchor Anderson Cooper and actor Zachary Quinto - Bello and Daley's candor isn't revolutionary. What's striking is that they came out as nothing, or, as Bello put it, “whatever.” In their respective statements, neither Bello nor Daley put a label on their sexuality, emphasizing falling in love over gender.
As the video begins, a very sober-looking doctor named Elizabeth Stanley appears on camera and lists her academic credentials, covering 23 years of studying and teaching human sexuality. It's all very authoritative and dull, and most viewers would probably yank out the tape right there if they didn't know what was coming next. . . . But of course they do know what's coming next or they wouldn't be watching. Dr.
March 30, 2013 | By Melissa Rohlin
Kwame Harris, a former offensive tackle for the San Francisco 49ers and Oakland Raiders, told CNN in a report Friday that he was gay and now regrets not being open about his sexuality while he was a pro football player. Harris said he would sometimes have disturbing thoughts about covering up the fact that he was gay while playing and "didn't see those two things as being compatible. " "You want to escape the despair, this turmoil and maybe your mind goes to dark places sometimes," Harris said.
August 27, 1991
In response to David Shaw's two-part series "The Press and Sex," front page, Aug. 18-19: The articles on sexuality and the press intrigued me. There appears to be a need for the press to use sexuality as a form of humiliation. The press can instantly destroy a person's reputation because of his/her sexuality. The press becomes an arbiter of moral codes expressed by religious institutions. We need the press to bring news to us. Exposure of one's sexuality ordinarily serves no purpose, except to indulge our own voyeuristic curiosities.
July 22, 2011
'Another Earth' MPAA rating: PG-13 for disturbing images, some sexuality, nudity and brief drug use Running time: 1 hour, 32 minutes Playing: At ArcLight, Hollywood; Landmark, West Los Angeles
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