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German Court Rules Circumcision a “Bodily Harm”

Monday, July 2, 2012

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photo via flickr This week a court in Germany ruled that circumcising boys for religious reasons is “bodily harm.” The ruling came as a result of a court case about medical complications following the circumcision of a four-year-old boy. The doctor was acquitted, but apparently the court felt like stirring up a shit-storm anyway. ¬†The [...]

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Guns for Dildos in an Alabama Sex Toy Shop

Friday, February 18, 2011

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image via John Haynes Photography Bumper stick rage can seriously ruin a sex writer’s day — like yesterday, when Em was stuck at a traffic light behind a pick-up truck boasting a Confederate flag and the bumper sticker “Licensed Illegal Immigrant Hunter” (amongst about 15 other bumper stickers, none of which, it goes without saying, [...]

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What We Talk About When We Talk About Boobs, Part 2

Thursday, May 13, 2010

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On Monday here we introduced the book Uncovered by Jordan Matter, and featured four of the women in the book. Today we feature four more portraits and interviews. Em & Lo: How did you two end up taking part in this photo shoot? Mike: I heard about the project somewhat based on my working as [...]

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What We Talk About When We Talk About Boobs

Monday, May 10, 2010

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We have to admit, when we first heard about Jordan Matter’s book Uncovered — topless portraits of more than 80 normal women (i.e. not models), all shot in public in NYC — we were cynical. First of all, it’s hard to get past the fact that Jordan Matter is a dude, who spent six years [...]

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Heartbroken Fiancee Fought the Law and the Law Won

Monday, April 12, 2010

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photo by stevendepolo Late last year we published an excerpt from our friend Robin’s book (So Sue Me, Jackass! Avoiding Legal Pitfalls That Can Come Back to Bite You at Work, at Home, and at Play) about who gets to keep the ring after a broken engagement. The lawerly response? “While common courtesy dictates that [...]

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No sex? Deal-breaker. No turkey together? That’s okay, says New York court.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

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photo by walknboston We hope that you’re sitting down to enjoy turkey (or tofurkey) with a loved one today. But if your loved one refuses to partake in the holiday celebration, we thought you should know that –¬†acccording to a New York court, at least — that’s not as bad as refusing to partake in [...]

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Who Gets to Keep the Ring After a Broken Engagement?

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

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photo by gwaar Our friend Robin Epstein and her sister Amy Epstein Feldman just wrote a hilarious (not to mention helpful) book called ¬†So Sue Me, Jackass! Avoiding Legal Pitfalls That Can Come Back to Bite You at Work, at Home, and at Play. Over the past few weeks, we’ve published excerpts answering questions like [...]

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Living Together 7 Years = Common Law Married?

Thursday, October 22, 2009

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photo by adactio Our friend Robin Epstein and her sister Amy Epstein Feldman just wrote a hilarious (not to mention helpful) book called So Sue Me, Jackass! Avoiding Legal Pitfalls That Can Come Back to Bite You at Work, at Home, and at Play. Over the past three weeks, we’ve published excerpts answering questions like¬†“Can [...]

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Can You Keep an Ex from Posting Your Nudie Pics?

Thursday, October 15, 2009

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photo by SqueakyMarmot Our friend Robin Epstein and her sister Amy Epstein Feldman just wrote a hilarious (not to mention helpful) book called ¬†So Sue Me, Jackass! Avoiding Legal Pitfalls That Can Come Back to Bite You at Work, at Home, and at Play. Over the past two weeks, we’ve published excerpts answering the questions [...]

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The First Amendment and Betty Dodson’s Genital Art

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

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photo via erix! We admit, genital art isn’t really our thing. We’ve seen our share at¬†downtown art shows (and, ahem,¬†on our own TV show in the U.K.), and, while we’re glad that people are out there creating work like this, we don’t have any hanging on our walls.¬†That said, we totally, absolutely, 100% understand how [...]

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