If I Could Give a Yopp: Confronting Sex, Talk, and Parenting
Excerpt: I am wearied by sexual repression in the family. I find parental obsession with virginity for its own sake tiresome. I am troubled by the neighbour boy who, when playing some form of truth or dare, dared my daughter, twice his age, to jump in the air and grab her penis; she says, “That’s going to be tricky, since I don’t have one.” He says, “Really? Why not?” He was seven. My own son figured this out in the bathroom with me at around two.
Kinser, Amber E.. 2014. If I Could Give a Yopp: Confronting Sex, Talk, and Parenting. Performing Motherhood: Artistic, Activist, and Everyday Enactments. Amber Kinser, Kryn Freehling-Burton, and Terri Hawkes, Eds. Demeter Press. 121-131. http://demeterpress.org/books/performing-motherhood-artistic-activist-and-everyday-enactments/ ISBN: 9781927335925