After the shocking news of what happened in France this week and then Russia’s ridiculous decision to ban drivers with so-called “sex disorders,” I’m thinking about opposites.
The opposite of love is hate. And hate is, obviously, what both of these headlines have in common.
But I don’t want to talk about hate. It gets far too much attention as it is.
In the spirit of “make love, not war” what I actually want to talk about is sex.
Today I’m in London and heading to the Institute of Sexology for its current exhibit, “Undress Your Mind.”
“Moving between pathologies of perversion and contested ideas of normality,” the exhibit “shows how sex has been observed, analysed and questioned from the late 19th century to the present day.”
What particularly interests me is how the Institute “highlights the profound effect that the gathering and analysis of information can have in changing attitudes and lifting taboos.”
Sound familiar? I believe it resonates loudly with what we’re doing here at Hayden’s List. By gathering people’s opinion, of course our main mission is to direct the LGBT community to those with open doors. But zoom out a little and look at things through a wider lens and you’ll see that by gathering this information en masse, we have the potential to create real change on very large scale.
That’s Part 1 of my sex talk.
I’m going to let a little tension build now.
Stay tuned for Part 2.
And while you’re waiting…maybe you could create a little momentum for change and leave a few reviews?Tags: hate, Institute of Sexology, Institute of sexology, jesuicharlie, London, Love, makelovenotwar, Sex