By Ashley Maier on January 30, 2015 · tagged as , , , , ,

Let’s Talk About Sex

screen shot of articleNo, I’m not referring to the movie (which is great, by the way) or the song (which is likely now stuck in your head). I’m talking about new data about sex that was just released in the New York Times. Economist Seth Stephens-Davidowitz spent years analyzing Google searches and has just released the results – results that say a lot about norms around sex and gender.

While the first section discusses basic and clinical information about sex, sexual and domestic violence prevention practitioners will likely be most interested in the information following the “Not Getting It” graphic. Limited in that it takes a binary (men/women) approach, the remaining content explores many gender norms that most certainly contribute to gendered violence, but that I don’t think we often address. And what’s more, they are from social research, which tells us about popular opinion.

I don’t want to spoil the surprise, so take a look at the information and leave your insights about how you can use it to prevent sexual, domestic, dating and related forms of violence!

Ashley Maier

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Ashley Maier, MSW, MPA, has worked in the movement to end gendered violence for well over a decade. She began as a volunteer at a domestic violence shelter in Illinois, served as a hospital-based advocate in St. Louis, coordinated community health/family violence training programs for pediatric residents in St. Louis and San Diego, and managed Oregon’s Rape Prevention and Education (RPE) grantees and program. Ashley is a contributing author to Lantern Book’s 2013 publication, Defiant Daughters: 21 Women on Art, Activism, Animals, and The Sexual Politics of Meat and is creator of the 2015 book, Circles of Compassion: Connecting Issues of Justice.

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