Mavis’ family photo album opened a door on a life of interracial intimacy.
Victoria M. Wolcott There was a fascinating question raised during the comment period of the panel “Sex, Fitness, and Self-Control: Racial Hierarchies in U.S. Public Health Histories (1890-1995)” during the 2015 Organization of American Historians conference in St. Louis. An audience member asked the panelists why they used the term […]
Note: Spoilers for seasons one and two of Masters of Sex are below. Donna J. Drucker The Showtime television program Masters of Sex focuses on the real-life American sex researchers William H. Masters (1915–2001) and Virginia E. Johnson (1925–2013). Masters and Johnson are best known for their first two book-length sex research […]
Carrie Hamilton In late 1960, not quite two years after the revolutionary victory of 1959, two young Cuban filmmakers, Sabá Cabrera Infante and Orlando Jiménez Leal, set out with a handheld camera, a small recording device and a limited supply of film to record shots of Havana nightlife. The result was P.M., […]
Agnes Arnold-Forster In 1991, the Progressive Liberal Party government amended the Bahamas’ Sexual Offences Act, decriminalising “buggery” and other same-sex sexual acts in private. Over twenty years later the Bahamas still remains ahead of the majority of its Caribbean neighbours. Male-male sexual activity continues to be illegal in eleven Caribbean nations. […]
Simon Jenkins As Britain approaches the 2015 general election, debates over immigration are taking shape to play a decisive role. The lifting of migration controls on Bulgaria and Romania has been met by anxieties over large numbers of migrants entering Britain’s shores, echoing responses to eastern European migrants a decade […]