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Tag Archive | "Religion"

Comments of the Week: A Debate Over Dan Savage’s “It Gets Better”

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

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Last week we praised Dan Savage’s YouTube campaign “It Gets Better” to encourage and support gay teens, which sparked a indirect debate between this site and Femmephane: Angelika Says: October 10th, 2010 at 8:05 pm e as much as I agree on the importance of non-bullying and a truly sex-positive life-perspective, I have been feeling [...]

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The Documentary “The Nature of Existence”

Thursday, June 17, 2010

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There’s a new documentary out this summer from the director of TREKKIES¬† called THE NATURE OF EXISTENCE (it opens this tomorrow in NY at The Quad Cinemas), in which various philosophers, history scholars, religious leaders and fanatics from all over the world are asked tough questions about the purpose of human beings on Earth. The [...]

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Confession: Buddhism, the New Tactic of Players

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

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photo by Chi King Our contributor Abby Spector, who is majoring in Feminine/Gender/Sexuality Studies at Wesleyan University, has a confession to make: Twenty-first century men are stuck between the macho and the metrosexual. They are told to be tough yet sensitive, strong yet vulnerable, careless yet compassionate. The manifestations of this straight man’s limbo differ [...]

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Frontline’s “The Dancing Boys of Afghanistan”

Friday, June 4, 2010

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click to watch the Frontline episode We just got around to watching Frontline’s late April report called “The Dancing Boys of Afghanistan” — it’s a horrific and mind-blowing look into the world of “bacha bazi,” or “boy play”: …Afghan journalist Najibullah Quraishi (Behind Taliban Lines) returns to his native land to expose an ancient practice [...]

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What Religions Really Have to Say About Sex

Friday, April 30, 2010

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photo by Burstein! (check out the uncropped version to be truly horrified) Usually when you find “religion” and “sex” in the same sentence (or on the same website), it’s bad news. Either someone’s going to hell or someone’s really pissed off that they’re being shut out or judged or sent to hell. Which is why [...]

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A Catholic Church Sex Scandal Round-Up

Monday, April 19, 2010

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The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c Pope Opera www.thedailyshow.com Daily Show Full Episodes Political Humor Tea Party During the Pope’s visit to Malta this past weekend, he visited with abuse victims, paying a lot of lip service to “healing” and “investigations.” Yeah right! He also commended Malta for keeping [...]

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Confession: Synagogue Sex Ed

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

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photo by Lawrie Cate A college-student contributor friend of ours, who wishes to remain anonymous, has a confession to make: Before my freshman year of high school, I didn’t know much more about sex than the basic mechanics. Insert tab A into slot B and, voila, you have a baby and/or an STD. This was [...]

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Pro-Choice Responses to the Tim Tebow Super Bowl Ad

Friday, February 5, 2010

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To kick off your Superbowl weekend, check out these 3 bits that you won’t (but should!) see during the game this Sunday — all are in response to the anti-choice, anti-equality, anti-gay Christian group Focus on the Family’s 2.5-million-dollar spot (that we mentioned the other day) featuring football star Tim Tebow and his mom talking [...]

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Crush of the Week: Syracuse Student Chris Pesto

Thursday, December 10, 2009

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photo from SUNfiltered Oh, man, this picture made our December! Bradford Shellhammer, one of our fellow bloggers over at SUNfiltered (the Sundance Channel blog we write for), posted this awesome image of adorable Syracuse student Chris Pesto protesting the unfashionable, pea-brained protesters of homosexuality. Someday soon there will be no need for this kind of [...]

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Take Action Against the Stupak Amendment Today

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

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photo of the Capitol Building dome interior (looking kind of like a pack of birth control pills) by opalsson Today, Planned Parenthood is organizing a “National Day of Action” to inform people about the Stupak Amendment and to lobby the Senate for health care reform that ensures women‚Äôs access to reproductive health care. Their bullet [...]

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