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Tag Archive | "Crime"

Pro-Sexual Harassment Sign? Oh, Hell No!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

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Change.org is like AA: it works if you work it. That was made quite clear this week when Holly Kearl of StopStreetHarassment.org posted a petition on Sunday and got results in less than 24 hours. MarketFair Mall in Princeton, NJ, was in the middle of some construction and had the bright idea to put up the above sign, which normalizes [...]

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Dream Interpretation: My Ex Punches Me in the Nose

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

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photo via Flickr Other people’s dreams are never interesting…except when they’re about sex. Each week, our dream analyst Lauri Loewenberg tells one lucky reader what their dirty dream means. Got a dream you want Lauri to analyze? Click here to submit it) This week, a reader asks Lauri: My cousin and I go over to [...]

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On Feminism, High School and Sex — and What Occupy Can Teach Us About All Three

Thursday, December 15, 2011

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“It’s not easy, in this world, to learn how to navigate our anger and attraction, to learn how to be strong, sexual women and kind, gentle men.” This is a quote from our friend Michelle Chihara’s essay, “Pieces of the Past,” published this week on her blog This Blue Angel. On the surface this essay [...]

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Naked News: Author of “Hottest Sex Offenders” List Apologizes

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

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Author of “Hottest Sex Offenders” list apologizes. Cameron Diaz declares RIP to the institution of marriage. Northwestern University cancels Human Sexuality class after live sex toy demo. Online prostitution draws more affluent, educated women as sex workers. Read the rest of this post on SUNfiltered

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Comment of the Week: Relativism Schmelativism

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

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photo via Flickr In the comments section of last week’s discussion of female genital cutting in Africa: Anthropology 101: Cant judge this tradition from our western eyes, cultural relativism people! Johnny: Relativism, schmelativism. Cutting off girls’ clits is wrong and the men who do it should likewise have the tips of their dicks cut off [...]

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Wave of (Female Genital) Mutilation

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

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ActivistResource.org apprised us of a 2009 documentary being screened in our neck of the woods (Hudson Valley) tonight called Mrs. Goundo’s Daughter, so we checked out the trailer. It’s the story of one woman’s quest to save her young daughter from the horrors of the African tradition of female genital cutting. In her native Mali, [...]

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Comment of the Week: “Ravishment Fantasy” NOT “Rape Fantasy”

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

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From Claire, in response to the post “Wise Guys: Do Men Have Rape Fantasies Too?” I just want to say that I am very very offended by the term “rape fantasy.” The word rape implies something being done to you (completely against your will) that you do not want. It should not be used in [...]

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Dream Interpretation: My Ex Seduces Me Then Beats Me Up

Monday, January 3, 2011

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photo by kevin dooley Other people’s dreams are never interesting…except when they’re about sex. Each week, our dream analyst Lauri Loewenberg tells one lucky reader what their dirty dream means. This week, a reader asks Lauri: My boyfriend of seven years and I broke up over the summer. I initiated it, but it was a [...]

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Love & Sex in YA Lit: THE BAD

Thursday, December 9, 2010

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Our friends, Em & Nora (who we like to call “Em & No”), recently launched a site for grown-ups about young adult literature called LoveYALit.com*, since (according to the New York Times) more and more people 18-and-over are enjoying books originally intended for the 18-and-under set. Of course, books about teens, the most hormonal among [...]

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Confession: The Top 10 Reasons I Hate American Apparel

Friday, December 3, 2010

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photo by acidcookie Our contributor Abby Spector, who is majoring in Feminine/Gender/Sexuality Studies at Wesleyan University, has a confession to make: Here are the top 10 reasons I love to hate (and hate to love) American Apparel: The newest line looks like something out of my grandmother’s closet. The models, sales people, and those who [...]

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