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Dear media: Learn the difference between abuse and sex -- otherwise, you're sensationalizing violence and rape
by MARY ELIZABETH WILLIAMS, salon.com
Let me fix this for you, headline writers. When you’re dealing with a story that involves rape or harassment or abuse or molestation or child porn or anything that falls under the rubric of criminal behavior, you should call those things rape and harassment and abuse and molestation and child pornography. You know what you shouldn’t call them? Sexy sexy sex scandals, that’s what.
For example, when you’re covering a story involving charges of “rape, aggravated sexual contact and multiple counts of aggravated sexual assault” at the Lackland Air Force Base, you might want to reconsider framing it, as the Washington Post does, as a “widening sex scandal,” or as the Boston Herald calls it, a“growing sex scandal,” or even, as the Christian Science Monitor says, a garden-variety “sex scandal.” If you happen to say, as the AP does, that the “Air Force says 31 victims so far in sex scandal,” or as already credibility-strained CNN declares, that there are now “31 victims identified in widening Air Force sex scandal,” please note that word “victims” there. It’s the important one.
Via J'nene Solidarity Kay, Deanna Dahlsad
I routinely try online dating. A few times a year I drag out my profile from sites like Plenty of Fish and OKCupid and now Fetlife too. I like the freebie sites because it doesn’t seem right to spend money on meeting someone. I meet people every day, it’s easy!
Oh yes, you read correctly. Contrary to what you may believe this isn’t some mythical illusion dreamt up in the porn industry or down the local pub with the boys. It does exist.
“A full body orgasm is the experience of feeling your whole body vibrating with orgasmic energy. This can be done outside of a sexual context as well as while making love…..anyone can learn how to have a full body orgasm.” – Tantric News
Sounds promising! So before you lock your bedroom door and dim the lights, there’s a few things you need to learn before we send you on your happy way.
Read more: Introducing - The Full Body Orgasm..... | FinerMinds http://bit.ly/KTMgNi
Via PAT NOVAK
by ERIC BYLER, Coffee Party USA
Thank you Andrew Sullivan for your radio interview on NPR's All things Considered today. Everyone in American needs to hear this beautiful, heartfelt, and nuanced response to President Obama's statement calling for marriage equality.
The interview lasts only a few minutes, and the moment that grabbed me emotionally is in the first few seconds. So please, LISTEN TO THIS!!
I dare not quote from it because I want the words to sneak up on you as they did for me. Mr. Sullivan's voice helped crystallize the issue for me (even though I've been outspoken on equal rights for the gay community since I was in high school).
Let's not look to televangelists, politicians, or high-priced media campaigns in order to share in the cultural shift that we are making as a nation toward equality for all Americans. Let's not rely on our President either, even though his words today are welcome. Let's look into our hearts, our very own human hearts, and ask ourselves how we feel when we hear a fellow American, and a fellow human being express himself this way. [MORE]
Via Eric Byler
Finally! The CNN anchor tells Andrew Sullivan that by remaining silent, he looked like he was hiding something
Anderson Cooper, who has long been rumored to be gay — or whatever the word is for something that is past rumor, but not quite confirmed as fact — just came out this morning in a lovely, eloquent email to Andrew Sullivan.
Sullivan, who has been friends with Cooper for two decades, has asked Cooper’s opinion on a recent Entertainment Weekly cover story about “The New Art of Coming Out,” a trend piece on the growing number of casually, calmly, openly gay people in the entertainment business who came out of the closet with minimal fuss. (Think of Jim Parsons, who just came out in a throwaway sentence in a New York Times profile, or Zachary Quinto who did it in an interview, as well as Neil Patrick Harris, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Jane Lynch and more.) [MORE]
Via J'nene Solidarity Kay
Gay sexual preferences are surprisingly similar to those of straight men. By Leon F. Seltzer, Ph.D.
"It might be that by the time males are born, a binary ‘gender cue’ in their brain software gets set to target either masculinity or femininity. There is some evidence that a neural network consisting of core regions in the human reward system may contain receptors for the gender cue. This fundamental, relatively inflexible gender cue then influences and organizes the other male cues—including the visual cues"
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