February 2, 2012 § 4 Comments
Sex Gender Body is a blog that I have been following and reading for some time now. I want to say that I discovered it over the summer, but I am not exactly sure when I discovered it. While I have always been a semi-active activist for a long time (I want to say maybe since sixth grade), for some reason I got kicked back into it my senior year and it has just never stopped. I believe that this blog has helped me, as I do see multiple posts from them everyday. Sex Gender Body is a blog that could be found on Tumblr, which is something that I am on everyday, so that helps me keep up with it since I just see it right on my dashboard. The blog could be found at: http://sexgenderbody.tumblr.com/.
Just from looking at the title, Sex Gender Body, it is pretty obvious what this blog focuses on, though those words are not the only thing. Its tagline on the front page is “A direct, honest and respectful conversation about sex, gender & body,” which is as close of a warning as you will get about the things that you will see on this blog, which could get graphic. It really seems that depending on what day you venture onto the blog will determine what you first see on it. On some days it will be nothing but political articles, links to sign petitions to try to make the world a little better place. Other days you will see nothing but pornographic images, as “sex” is a huge part of this blog. To put it simply, sometimes I have to be weary of when and where I look at this blog since it could be very not work/public friendly. But of course being the type of open person that does not bother me at all, it is just other people I have to worry about.
This no doubt is a blog that I would recommend to people. It seems like daily (even multiple times a day) I will reblog something from here since I believe that people need to be aware of the situations that are going on today, as this blog will very often touch upon injustices with the world, no matter where or what the situation is. Just today the blog was talking about Planned Parenthood and how they stand with them. I believe that these political situations are something that everyone should be aware of. Though as I said above, I do have to be careful of whom I share this blog with since some things could be seen as offensive. Also, this blog does touch base on what would be consider “triggers” and will normally give a trigger warning. These things include issues about self-harm, rape, etc.
Despite the title only being three words, this blog really does touch base on just about everything: race, class, ethnicity, sexuality, you name it, they will talk about it. Though if I had to think about what they blog the most, I would say that they do blog a lot about women, race, and sexuality, but the other subjects do happen as well. Posts will sometimes include multiple of subjects at the same time.
I am trying to think of anything negative that I could say about the blog, or what I would change, but I honestly cannot think of a simple thing. For my personal preferences, I believe that this blog is perfect. Though there may be one thing. In order to make this blog “user friendly” where everyone could use it, maybe they could cut down on the porn. But hey, the whole reason for posting it is to show people that sex is something natural that we should not be afraid to talk about or share. So I suppose it is all about personal preferences.