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Just How Stupid Is That Homophobic Pastor’s Plan to Round Up Gays?

This video of a North Carolinian pastor spewing homophobic hate has been making the rounds. Made “pukin’ sick” by the thought of men kissing men, Pastor Charles Worley comes up with a big idea to get rid of homosexuality once and for all — a “final solution,” if you will: Build a great big large fence, 150 […]

News
Doonesbury Takes on State-Rape

This week’s Doonesbury comic (in five installments over the course of the week) is taking a harsh, satirical look at how Republican legislation all across America (specifically in Texas) is undermining women’s reproductive rights — and many papers are either refusing to run it at all or else moving it to their editorial pages. The strip […]

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

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’s contraception debate has quieted somewhat in mainstream media, the topic continues to rumble around feminist spaces […]

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

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 […]

News
Top 10 Sex Scandals of 2011

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 […]

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

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 account for the […]

Toys
Dubious Product of the Decade

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 […]

Pop Culture
Love Letters to VS Naipal

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: […]

Pop Culture
Weiner Doll Is a Whole Lot More Fun Than Ken

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 […]