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Tag Archive | "Politics"

Confession: It Shouldn’t Matter WHY You Use Contraception, Damn It

Thursday, March 8, 2012

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photo via Flickr Our new intern, Vanessa Martini, a senior at Bard College, has a confession to make. Well, it’s more of a rant really than a confession, but we’re with her!: Though the furor around this electoral season‚Äôs contraception debate has quieted somewhat in mainstream media, the topic continues to rumble around feminist spaces [...]

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Rush Limbaugh Says He Was Just Joking – Bwa Ha Ha Ha

Monday, March 5, 2012

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Rush Limbaugh is the master of the non-apology (remember his wishy-washy apologies to Michael J. Fox and Chelsea Clinton, amongst others?). And his way-too-late-to-even-count apology to Georgetown Law student Sandra Fluke is no exception. Let us count the ways that his apology does not count: He’s only apologizing now because he’s lost seven major advertisers [...]

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Response of the Week: Behold, Our New Twitter Feed!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

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A little less than three weeks ago, we received the following letter of complaint. Our official response is posted below it: Dear Em & Lo, I want to express my disappointment in this website for not giving space to any of the major sex and sexual health-related news stories this week.  While I visit your [...]

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Confession: Jeremy Lin Is Getting Me Laid

Monday, February 27, 2012

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photo via Nicholas LA Photography on Flickr Justin Huang, a.k.a. Yellow Peril, our newest Wise Guy, has a confession to make, entitled “Asian Men with Balls: The Sociosexual Implications of Linsanity”: I didn‚Äôt pay much attention to Jeremy Lin until I realized he was getting me laid. Story of my life: In which my insecurities [...]

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Naked News: The Women’s (Dwindling) Reproductive Rights Edition

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

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photo via Flickr SNL has an actually funny and actually informative round-up¬†of all the bullshit last week. The testimony Republicans didn’t want you to hear last week. Hello? Why aren’t we talking about¬†the tons of unplanned pregnancies — and their sky-high costs — that contraception saves us from? For great coverage on all the latest [...]

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Occupy Valentine’s Day

Monday, February 13, 2012

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photo via Flickr Hate Valentine’s Day and its corporate overlords? Have we got a site for you:¬†Occupy Valentine’s Day¬†(“Down with Couple-talism!” Get it? Capitalism/Coupletalism?). The tumblr was created by¬†Samhita Mukhopadhyay, author of¬†Outdated: Why Dating is Ruining Your Love Life¬†and Executive Editor of¬†Feministing.com. Here’s its raison d’etre: Read the rest of this post on SUNfiltered

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Naked News: Prosthetic Testes, Abortionplexes, and “Honest Rape”

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

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photo via Flickr (real eggs, not prosthetics) In sci-fi news, scientists are working on¬†a prosthetic testicle that creates and ejects human sperm¬†for men missing one or both testicles who want to procreate. Yale Sex Week, once banned, is in full swing right now. Ron Paul says abortion is okay only when it’s an “honest rape,”¬†you [...]

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Poll: Is Newt’s Romantic Past Relevant to His Run?

Thursday, February 2, 2012

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photo via Flickr Is Newt Gingrich’s romantic history relevant to his presidential run?

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Republican Candidates Are to the Right of Mississippi on Birth Control & Abortion

Friday, January 20, 2012

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photo via Flickr The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released data yesterday showing that¬†the US still has the highest teen pregnancy rates in the developed world. And the new global abortion study from the U.S.-based Guttmacher Institute and the World Health Organization (that’s published in the Jan. 19 issue of The Lancet) found that¬†abortion [...]

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The Ides of March: Awesome Except for That Unnecessary Retro Plot Twist

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

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Before we get going, you need to know that this post contains monstrously huge plot spoilers for THE IDES OF MARCH. We’re not joking — scroll down at your peril. * * * The trouble is, it’s kind of hard to talk about THE IDES OF MARCH (out today on DVD,¬†it was nominated but totally [...]

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