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Tag Archive | "Scandals"

Question of the Week: When, If Ever, Is Nursing in Public Too In-Your-Face?

Thursday, January 5, 2012

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After a woman was recently asked to move to the changing rooms at a Texas Target to nurse her child, she and other breastfeeding advocates organized a national nurse-in at Target stores across the country last week on December 28th. A writer-friend of ours, Amy Keyishian, went to her local store and took a, shall [...]

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Top 10 Sex Scandals of 2011

Friday, December 23, 2011

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photo of DSK graffiti via Flickr It’s the most top-10-list time of year! And we’re not even going to try to resist its allure. 2011 was no stranger to sex scandals (is any year?). Most were political and/or not really all that surprising. And so, without further ado….(click on the link for a summary of [...]

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Comment of the Week: An Open Letter to Strap-On Sex Enthusiasts

Thursday, July 21, 2011

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photo by brandi666 Thank you for visiting EMandLO.com. We understand that that this website is one of the few places that discusses issues around sex openly and honestly, without too many euphemisms or immature jokes, and no hardcore images. It’s probably the only truly female-friendly site where you can discuss strap-on sex maturely. This would [...]

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Dubious Product of the Decade

Thursday, July 7, 2011

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As the Dominique Strauss-Kahn case spirals downward into an all-too-familiar he-said-she-said situation — with blame-the-victim rumors thrown in, just for kicks — we are reminded of a product we were unfortunate enough to stumble across the other day. Sold by the Rude Dude Boxers company, our Dubious Product of the Decade is a pair of [...]

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Love Letters to VS Naipal

Thursday, June 30, 2011

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A few weeks ago we apprised you of the ridiculous and offensive comments made by Nobel laureate and jackass¬†VS Naipaul — basically that all women writers are ‘sentimental’ and ‘unequal to me’. There have been¬†some great reactions to that old-fashioned fart’s blatant sexism. The latest is writer¬†Joanne Elizabeth Valin’s new blog,¬†Love Letters to VS Naipal: [...]

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Weiner Doll Is a Whole Lot More Fun Than Ken

Monday, June 20, 2011

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It was only a matter of time before the Anthony Weiner dolls went on sale — his weirdly hair-free chest is practically begging for a Ken doll version. Enter HeroBuilders.com, home of the Obama Rambama doll and the¬†Sarah Palin action figure, amongst others. They are currently selling two Weiner dolls, both clad in white gym [...]

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“Mohammed Was a Child Molester”?

Monday, March 7, 2011

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click image for video “Mohammed was a child molester, Mohammed was a pervert…” Those are just some of the chants protesters hurled at attendees (many children) of a charity dinner held in Yorba Linda, CA by ICNA Relief (an American Muslim relief organization) to help raise money for projects that include women‚Äôs housing, hunger prevention, [...]

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Love & Sex in YA Lit: THE COMPLICATED

Thursday, December 16, 2010

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Our friends, Em & Nora (who we like to call ‚ÄúEm & No‚ÄĚ), 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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Sexy Sesame Street Halloween Costumes?

Friday, October 15, 2010

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First the Katy Perry debacle, and now this! Okay, so they are not actually marketed as “sexy” Sesame Street costumes; they’re called “sassy.” We guess there’s a difference. But still, is there nothing sacred? It’s hard enough to find little girl costumes that aren’t all tarted up, but now we have to tart-up the most [...]

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