Black Lives Matter BLM is a decentralized political and social movement protesting against incidents of police brutality and all racially motivated violence against black people. The slogan "Black Lives Matter" itself remains untrademarked by any group. In July , the movement began with the use of the hashtag BlackLivesMatter on social media after the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of African-American teen Trayvon Martin 17 months earlier in February The movement became nationally recognized for street demonstrations following the deaths of two African Americans, that of Michael Brown —resulting in protests and unrest in Ferguson, Missouri , a city near St.
Gender is the range of characteristics pertaining to, and differentiating between, femininity and masculinity. Depending on the context, these characteristics may include biological sex , sex-based social structures i. Some societies have specific genders besides "man" and "woman", such as the hijras of South Asia ; these are often referred to as third genders and fourth genders , etc. Sexologist John Money introduced the terminological distinction between biological sex and gender as a role in Before his work, it was uncommon to use the word gender to refer to anything but grammatical categories. Today, the distinction is followed in some contexts, especially the social sciences   and documents written by the World Health Organization WHO.
W e live in a culture consumed by sex, and yet it is still rare to see realistic portrayals of female sexuality. Despite taking place in the s, Masters of Sex may be the most progressive show on TV when it comes to women and sex. Based on the real sex research of Virginia Johnson and William Masters, the show extensively explores the science of sexuality—and female sexuality especially.
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