- Discussion Date: Jan 9, 2019
- Location: Portland, OR
- This meetup is written to fit exactly into the word count of a Meetup listing. Discussion Group hosts can simply copy and paste this text into their meetup listing and then customize if they wish.
Sex & Politics
Each discussion will dive into a sexual topic that touches us personally and globally. Our goal is to have an educational and inspirational evening of sex-positive discussion!
Whether you want to change yourself or the world, join the 'Sex to Save the World Discussion Group!'
This is a social meetup. There will be a few minutes of before and after so that participants can chat over snacks!
This week's discussion topic: SEX & POLITICS
HOW IT HAS BEEN: Sexual Hypocrisy in Political Leaders
In the US and many countries, politicians tend to be more conservative than the people they serve. They create, impose and enforce punishments through legislation on behaviors they themselves do not follow.
Whether the issue is homosexuality, abortion, female sexuality or other forms of alternative sexual lifestyles, political leaders around the world have created laws that greatly curtail people's and especially women's rights of sexual expression.
The political sex scandals that have occurred in the US and elsewhere show these leaders are unable to live up to the moral standards they impose on others.
Donald Trump is the best example of a powerful politician who is also a sexual hypocrite. He is US President and leader of the conservative Republican party which continually pushes for legislation to control gay, female and other sexuality that is not within the confines of marriage.
However, with the allegations of over 19 women of sexual assault or harassment, he is an exemplar of two-faced sexual hypocrisy in a politician.
HOW IT COULD BE: End Sexual Hypocrisy with Alternative Sexuality Candidates
Having politicians who live sexually different lives than the mainstream tends to increase social acceptance. Many Gay candidates all over the Western world and even one world leader, the prime minister of Iceland is gay.
Honesty can be part of a politician's platform because they have 'nothing to hide'
There are still areas of sexuality such as polyamory, kink, BDSM, open marriages and so on where there have not been any candidates. We can only imagine the media and political reaction to the first poly or kink candidate!
A benefit from the Trump presidency is that more people with different sexual lifestyles felt comfortable to be politicians and were elected without having to hide their past or their lifestyle.
A true democracy should be lead by people who are from the people. If you are running in politics and you have a non-traditional sexual lifestyle then you can run openly and honestly these days!
6:00 pm - Arrivals, Social Time and Check-Ins (Lights snacks provided)
6:30 pm - Start Discussion Group - Intros & Housekeeping
6:4o pm - Conversation Guidelines
6:50 pm - Read meetup discussion text: 'Politics & Sex'.
7:00 pm - Initiate moderated discussion.
8:00 pm - End discussion. Closing circle and social time.
8:30 pm - Cleaning up and closing down the premises.
There is a small fee for the meetup.
We look forward to seeing you at the discussion group.