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Sex and Gender in the Australia Federal Election

Tuesday, August 17, 2010


photo by Rob Inh00d We heard from a reader in Australia this week who wanted to alert us to all the sex- and gender-related craziness that is going on in the federal election Down Under. Because we, ahem, don’t have a reporting staff based over there, we thought we’d just share Courtney’s letter with you. [...]

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Ancient Dildo Dug Up

Monday, July 26, 2010


photo by Peter Zetterlund, Swedish National Heritage Board We’ve come a long way, baby. Check out this penis-shaped….shall we call it a “tool”? It was just unearthed in Sweden during an archeological excavation by the country’s National Heritage Board. Carved out of antler-bone and probably dating back to sometime between 4000 t0 6000 B.C., the [...]

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10 Sexy Reasons to Love Iceland

Thursday, July 1, 2010


image via Thuany Gabriela Okay, okay, we know that Iceland really screwed up air travel with that volcano incident. And the collapse of their financial system was a major international bummer. But they deserve to be forgiven — check it out: Icelandic Prime Minister Johanna Sigurdardottir just married her long-term partner, making her the world‚Äôs [...]

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Our Favorite Dandy, Sebastian Horsley, Died

Monday, June 28, 2010

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After both of us were on vacation for a week, pretty much avoiding all news and headlines, we were shocked and saddened to receive an invitation to a funeral this morning for an acquaintance we didn’t even realize had died: UK artist, writer, self-proclaimed dandy and all-around nut, Sebastian Horsley. For a second we thought [...]

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One Woman’s Tale of Dying to Give Birth

Monday, June 14, 2010


photo by Lynsey Addario/VII Network for Time It’s reasonable to assume that, in this day and age of technological advances and common knowledge about good health, maternal mortality rates should be next to nil. But even in the United States, one of the richest countries in the world, it’s up at 13.3 deaths per 100,000 [...]

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Boobquake Roundup

Tuesday, April 27, 2010


If you haven’t heard of it by now, here’s the ten-second scoop: Iranian cleric blames the world’s earthquakes on women’s immodesty so Jen McCreight (above), a self-proclaimed “liberal, geeky, nerdy, scientific, perverted, atheist feminist trapped in Indiana” at Purdue, organizes Boobquake, a day (yesterday, April 26th, 2010) for women to wear their most immodest outfit [...]

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Help These Non-Profits with a Simple Online Vote!

Monday, April 26, 2010


Instead of pumping 20 million into Super Bowl advertising, Pepsi spent just one million and are putting the other 19 toward community grants in their Pepsi Refresh Challenge Grant. Here are two that are near and dear to our hearts that we think are worth your votes. You can vote every day until April 30 [...]

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France Finally Shocked By Something: Anti-Smoking Ad

Monday, March 1, 2010


The slogan for the above anti-smoking ad currently running in France reads “Smoking means being a slave to tobacco.” Despite promoting a universally recognized good cause — getting kids to stop smoking — the ad has managed to piss off pretty much everyone. And this is in France, where the words “sex” and “scandal” (or, [...]

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Sex at the Winter Olympics

Monday, February 22, 2010


Vancouver is continuing the tradition, started in 1992 at the Barcelona Olympics, of making free condoms available to athletes. They’re matching the amount of 100,000 that the Chinese provided at the last Summer Games. But since there are fewer athletes in the Winter Games than in the Summer, it works out to more condoms per [...]

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The Consortium of Pub-going, Loose and Forward Women

Tuesday, February 17, 2009


We missed the boat on this, but it’s still worth checking out. Just another reason why Rachel Maddow is one of the best people on television today.

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