Gender and Sexuality Topics

Discussion Topics

Past | CurrentFuture

Next Topics up for Discussion

  • To be confirmed [taking a break but watch this space] but discussions continue on Facebook
  • GenderFree DASV – Are domestic abuse & violence gendered? [April 2017]
  • The Red Pill – A Feminist explores the Men’s Rights Movement – are Men & Women still at war? [March 2017]
  • LGB+ Sexuality – can it be legislated or proscribed? [February 2017]
  • 2017, Gender Revolution or Binary Resistance [January 2017]

Planned Future Discussion Topics

Locals to Norwich and Norfolk are welcome to seize the initiative on a topic below and suggest it for our next meetup at the Forum Millennium Library. Leading it, need only mean kickstarting the conversation with an article link discovered online, thereafter the discussion usually meanders and maintains itself. Email us or message via Facebook if you would like to nominate a topic below, suggest a new one, or revisit an old one, and/or lead it.

  • Monogamy and Polyamory
  • Prison sentencing, violence and gender
  • New or old masculinities? Grayson Perry v Bear Gryls
  • Sex & Gender in Sci Fi futures from Star Trek to Left Hand of Darkness
  • Gender in education, female teachers, male text books
  • Lumbersexuals & Metrosexual Grooming, have men become peacocks?
  • Female safe spaces & men-only clubs, should access be binary gender?
  • Explosion in young Gender Variant & Trans kids
  • Trigger warnings and Content warnings, parental guidance – necessary?
  • Have gender & sexuality been part of social engineering?
  • Sweden’s “rape epidemic”, history, causes, accusations, debunking?
  • Spousal rape, domestic abuse and its surprisingly recent criminalisation
  • Female violence and front line soldiering
  • Religious attitudes to women, do they engender male entitlement in the name of “male headship”?
  • Should feminism critique or keep out of the role and/or repression of women within faith cultures?
  • If Womanism is more inclusive than Feminism of WOC, where can Transwomen find the best acceptance & activism?
  • Topless equality, Breast sexualisation
  • Sex in history, before we had sexualities
  • Sex and social media
  • Non-binary identities
  • Sexism in Sport
  • Degendering official documents (passports, driving licences, birth certs)
  • Does SRS/GRS change your sex?
  • Hijab, oppression or freedom?
  • Gray sexualities
  • Hypersexuality or Sex addiction?
  • Pomosexuality
  • Body image, politics and sexuality of size
  • Why are young women turned off feminism?
  • Sex and Gender in Prison
  • Germaine Greer on Women, Trans & Intersex
  • Opposite of machismo – hembrismo
  • The Penis – Size matters
  • Legal construction & ownership of bodies, especially women, abortion, contraception…
  • The idea of the “slut”, slutwalk
  • Reclaim the Night
  • LGBTQ parenting; gendered nurturing, including toys
  • Alternative Masculinities
  • MRA – Men’s Rights Activism
  • Feminism v or = Egalitarianism
  • Modeling, androgyny, size, shape and gender
  • Groping at work – sexual or power abuse? Defining Sexual Harassment
  • Using sexual capital, getting ahead through sexiness & flirting
  • Gender as Performance in daily life
  • Drag Queens/Kings – Gender as Parody in performance
  • Gender expectations
  • Hormones, Sex and Gender
  • High heels and Feminism
  • Prostitution
  • Pornography, Gender-objectification and Feminism
  • Is Marriage Equal?
  • Women only/Women born Women spaces/events
  • Public nudity – who can go topless?
  • Feminisms, 50 Shades of
  • Gender and Art
  • Stud/slag
  • Declining Significance of Homophobia?
  • Butch/Femme Identity
  • “Erasing lesbians” – where have all the butches gone?
  • Trans Masculinity / Femininity
  • Bisexuality, are straight & gay the minority sexualities?
  • Feminism, Third Gender and Male dominated language
  • Misandry/androphobia
  • Gendered architecture
  • Degendering children’s books, toys & clothes
  • Defining Pornography
  • Marriage
  • Gender, Sexuality and Mental Illness
  • Non-Binary Feminism
  • FTM, acquiring Male Privilege & its Problems

Archive of Past Discussion Topics

  • Rise of the Right and Human Rights [6 December 2016]
  • 50 years of Star Trek, Utopian Gender & Sex/uality in SciFi? [1 November 2016]
  • Sexuality & Gender identity education in Schools [4 October 2016]
  • Burka or Bikini, Niqab or Naked, female freedom or oppression? [6 September 2016]
  • Are Women Funny? Germaine Greer and Ghostbusters [2 August 2016]
  • Sex, Gender, Politics, Leadership and the EU [5 July 2016]
  • Life can be murder in High Heels [7 June 2016]
  • Free Speech, Fair Speech, Safe Speech, Hate Speech? [3 May 2016]
  • Religion, Faith & Spirituality on Sex, Gender & Sexuality [5 Apr 2016]
  • New Year’s Eve – A discussion of the sexual assault events in Germany [1 Mar 2016]
  • Self-Identified Gender revolution, a social or surgical trans & non-binary construct? [2 Feb 2016]
  • Diversity, Equality & Authenticity in Film portrayal & representation [5 Jan 2016]
  • Prison, Gender, Trans, Violence, and Women’s Spaces [1 Dec 2015]
  • Just For Men – Marketing, Masculinity and Male Stereotypes [Nov 2015]
  • Non-White History, Non-Western Culture on Sex & Gender [Oct 2015]
  • Coming Out as Non-Heterosexual … or Not. Sexual fluidity and pigeonhole pressure [Sep 2015]
  • Pride, Stonewall, history, erasure, addition, definition… [Jul 2015]
  • Bisexual erasure and invisibility [Jun 2015]
  • Election special! The Politics of Sex, All-female lists… [May 2015]
  • Religious Freedom to discriminate v LGBT [April 2015]
  • Feminist no-platforming, SWERFS, TERFS & sex essentialism [March 2015]
  • Non-binary & MOGAI identities [Feb 2015]
  • Art, Erotica, or Pornography [Jan 2015]
  • Neurosexism and gendered development [Dec 2014]
  • Men and Women are from Africa, and both can be polyamorous [Nov 2014]
  • Gendered marketing, advertising and toys/products by sex [Oct 2014]
  • Dutch progressive liberal attitudes to sex & explicit education [Jul 2014]
  • Frustration, Fetishism & Roleplay – Sexual fantasy & sensuality [Jun 2014]
  • Ecosexuality [May 2014]
  • Price of power – The man box [Apr 2014]
  • Tomboy/sissy, (Un)acceptable Gender behaviour in society [Mar 2014]
  • Women in trousers [Feb 2014]
  • Pornography [Jan 2014]
  • Pink [Nov 2013]
  • Cissexism [Sep 2013]
  • Notes On “Camp” by Susan Sontag [July 2013]
  • King Kong Theory, Virginie Despantes [June 2013]
  • Rape [May 2013]
  • Hegemonic Masculinity [April 2013]
  • Extension of LGBTIQ definition to GSD (Gender & Sexual Diversity) [Mar 2013]
  • Feminism & Trans [Feb 2013]
  • On including the T in LGBT [Jul 2012]
  • Feminism & BDSM [Jun 2012]
  • Heavenly Creatures & lesbian violence [May 2012]
  • Sexuality and religion [Apr 2012]
  • Gender & Sexuality in film & song [Mar 2012]
  • (Past and) Future Sexuality [Feb 2012]
  • Banana Yoshimoto [Dec 2011]
  • Robyn Ochs’ work on bisexuality [Nov 2011]
  • Body hair [May 2011]
  • Kirkham: Guns & Gendered objects [Dec 2010]
  • Serano: Whipping Girl [Jul 2010]