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SpeakOUT with Meredith Chivers at Center on Halsted

Posted on March 24th, 2012 by Farrin in Allies, Research Blog, Youth Blog. No Comments

QUEERING the SEXLAB or: How studying queer women has revealed that straight women are the biggest mystery of all.


WHEN: April 17th, 2012 at 6PM
Center on Halsted
3656 N. Halsted, Sage Space (2nd FL)
Chicago, IL 60613


Dr. Chivers is a clinical psychologist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at Queen’s University.  She received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Northwestern University, and completed her clinical residency at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto.  Her fascinating research on gender differences and similarities has helped to revolutionize our understanding of female sexuality and bisexuality.  In an interview with the New York Times she describes her work by saying, “Women physically don’t seem to differentiate between genders in their sex responses, at least heterosexual women don’t. For heterosexual women, gender didn’t matter.”  Straight and gay men on the other hand are more specific in sexually responding to a particular gender.  Dr. Chivers will describe her intriguing research on sexual orientation that integrates psychology and physiology and explain what it means for our understanding of sexuality.

She has been featured in the New York Times, Savage Love, and appeared on Charlie Rose!  Join us for a fascinating discussion April 17th.


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