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A Sexual Ethic with Substance and Story

By Maria French

“In a century that has seen rape as a part of military strategy, poverty as the result of lack of reproductive choice, industries based on the economic exploitation of sex, race joined with gender and class to determine the employment option of groups, the development of a sexual ethic cannot be a trivial concern.”

-Margaret A. Farley

Sex and sexuality-It is the one thing that ties us all together.  We find it to be a very complicated issue in the 21st century, although there is more work being done than ever to transform sexual categories into a spectrum in which one can move freely, liberally and experimentally.  While sex is nothing new, our forms of expressions and engagement are ever changing and evolving. 

Human sex and sexuality is something that is of great fascination to me.  I must say, when it comes to thinking about sex in a faith context, I was fairly (completely!) messed up.  I grew up Catholic. ...

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