Friday, March 14, 2008

The Feminist Carnival of Sexual Freedom and Autonomy homepage is a collection of links to blogs that will host future editions of this carnival, promoting the sexual rights and freedom of women.

It will be held every three weeks. The first edition will be on the 31st March 2008 at Uncool blog. Calls for submissions can be found here. Subsequent editions are linked on the sidebar.

This theory of feminism is known more commonly as Sex Positive Feminism, a movement that developed in the 1980s in response to feminists against pornography and prostitution. Sex Positive Feminists (or sex-radical, pro-sex or sexually liberated feminists) believe that women's sexual freedom is an essential part of women's autonomy. Any legal or social control or regulation over the sexual self is an attempt to control and regulate women, undermines their freedom and infringes upon their human rights. We are interested in promoting sex workers' rights, sex education in schools, and we encourage the free expression of sexualities.

Sex Positive Feminists recognise that not all women choose to work within the sex industry and some are grossly exploited, so it is crucial to understand that sex work must be done consensually. Otherwise, it represents another form of control. We understand too that the opposite of sex positive is not sex negative. For more information about Sex Positive Feminism, click here.Posts that reflect this ethos will be included in each edition. Please nominate any blog post that you feel would be of interest (that includes submitting your own blog post) to uncool [DOT] blog [AT] gmail [DOT] com or use the blog carnival submissions form. Bloggers are not limited to submitting only one post per carnival. Ideally, the each carnival will comprise of links to posts produced during the period of time that lapses between carnivals, however this is not a hard and fast rule.
Those who wish to host future editions are very welcome indeed. Please email uncool [DOT] blog [AT] gmail [DOT] com for more information.

This Carnival was organised by Lina, with the help of Belledame, A. J. Luxton, Selena Kitt, Radical Vixen, The Jaded Hippy, Polyamorously Perverse, Amber Rhea, Labyrinth Walk, and Renegade Evolution. The picture for the header was taken from EA's blog, Things that excite the Easily Aroused.