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A Swedish Model to Celebrate

For quite some time whenever I've mentioned Sweden here it has been in some way related to criticism of that nation's model for criminalizing prostitution by criminalizing the purchase rather than the sale of sexual services. Imagine my surprise when I learned via Gloria Brame's Oversexed Mind that Swedish doctors have recently redefined fetishes, crossdressing, BDSM, and non-heteronormative gender identities or sexual orientations so that they are no longer considered pathological and indicative of mental illness. From The Local - Sweden's News In English
The National Board of Health and Welfare (Socialstyrelsen) took the decision to declassify the behaviours as illnesses in order to avoid strengthening prejudices about them, said agency head Lars-Erik Holm.

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Please send in your submissions for the 5th Feminist Carnival of Sexual Freedom and Autonomy

Feminist Carnival of Sexual Freedom and Autonomy As mentioned earlier, on June 23 (next Monday) I'll be hosting the fifth Feminist Carnival of Sexual Freedom and Autonomy. If you have written or plan to write something pertaining to sexuality, sexual freedom, feminism, gender, etc., send your submission to amberlr [at] gmail [dot] com, or mark the post for me in del.cio.us. You can (and should!) also submit posts by your favorite bloggers. The carnival's mission statement, once again:

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Woodhull Freedom Foundation and Federation

Working "to affirm sexual freedom as a fundamental human right by protecting and advancing freedom of speech and sexual expression."
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