"Just get to the spanking already!" How often do you read a spanking story and get tired of the long, boring build-up? Well no long boring build ups to all the spankings in this book.
The history of sexual morality in Ireland has been traditionally associated with repression. In the last two decades, however, repression seems to have given way to its exact opposite. But where did this "repression" originate? And how can we account for this sudden and sweeping transformation in sexual mores? Based on solid ethnographic and historical analysis of sexual morality in rural Ireland, augmented by comparative data from Papua New Guinea, and being informed by from Freud's emblematic concept of repression, the author draws new conclusions that not only apply to the specific case of his Irish material but shed new light on the specific nature of an anthropological approach to the study of human societies.
Marriage is a bit like the sun in that no one owns it. If it had a patent it would be God's patent, one without an expiry date and not available for just anyone to tamper with. I argue that marriage is governed principally by a higher law, a divine one that gives it a transcendent and sacramental quality. It stands solidly on a sexual difference that mirrors God's image for its uniqueness and power. No philosophy or politics of "embracing difference" has greater meaning than the conjugal union of man and woman, the opposite sexes, enacting the teleological coupling of God with the cosmos, of God with Israel, and of God with his church, the bride of Christ. Marriage is the icon of God and his people. Roseanne Kydd is an organist and choir director and an independent scholar with a passion for theology and the church. She has a PhD in musicology from York University that focused on feminism and the language of music criticism. Roseanne serves on several boards and committees within the Anglican Church of Canada. The Rev. Dr. Ephraim Radner, Professor of Historical Theology, Wycliffe College at the University of Toronto: "Is the same sex marriage debate over?It shouldn't be. In vigorous but utterly serious prose, Kydd tracks the path along which the opponents of normative heterosexual marriage have moved over the past sixty years. She dissects the politics, rhetoric, and the depressing practical outcomes of their strategic successes. Finally, she carefully and fairly shows how the Church that follows this direction risks tumbling into the costly morass of dreadful social chaos these 'successes' have generated. This is a book that forcefully proclaims, 'Don't be fooled!' Learned, pointed, and frighteningly right: every Christian should read this and find their witness on this matter informed, focused, and strengthened.""
Little siblings of Duck and Goose fans rejoice! The stars of the bestselling Duck & Goose and Duck, Duck, Goose return in this fun-filled board book which introduces basic opposites. Goose carries an oh-so-heavy log, while Duck easily balances a light-as-a-feather feather. Thistle is one fast bird, but Goose is slooo-w. And when Duck is sound asleep, Goose is wide awake. With a simple text, colourful illustrations and lovable characters, this is a wonderful introduction to an important concept.
Sex/Gender presents a relatively new way to think about how biological difference can be produced over time in response to different environmental and social experiences.
This book gives a clearly written explanation of the biological and cultural underpinnings of gender. Anne Fausto-Sterling provides an introduction to the biochemistry, neurobiology, and social construction of gender with expertise and humor in a style accessible to a wide variety of readers. In addition to the basics, Sex/Gender ponders the moral, ethical, social and political side to this inescapable subject.
An interview with the author! WOMR - The Lowdown with Ira Wood - Sex an Gender Identity with Anne Fausto-Sterling: http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/womr/.jukebox?action=viewMedia&mediaId=1025429
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