Pop Culture
Pro-Choice Responses to the Tim Tebow Super Bowl Ad

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 […]

Pop Culture
Crush of the Week: Syracuse Student Chris Pesto

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 […]

Sexual Health
Take Action Against the Stupak Amendment Today

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’s access to reproductive health care. Their bullet […]

What You Need to Know About the Stupak Amendment

There’s been a lot of self-congratulatory back-patting around the House’s passing of the Health Reform Bill this past Saturday — but it’s come at a huge price. The Democratic Congress pretty much abandoned women’s reproductive rights by including the last-minute Stupak-Pitts Amendment to appease some religio-conservative members of Congress, including several male conservative Dems. Don’t […]

Personal Essays
Confession: I Thought “Christian Sex Columnist” Was an Oxymoron

photo by kevindooley Our contributor Kristine deGuzman, a junior at UC Berkeley, has a confession to make: When I was a sophomore in college, I drooled over the idea of writing the “Sex On Tuesdays” column in the The Daily Cal, UC Berkeley’s main newspaper. I applied for the job at the end of my […]

Prom Is Hell

Footloose came out in 1984. We saw it before we got our periods and even way back then the premise seemed antiquated: Could places where dancing and music were forbidden really still exist, when we live in a such modern world with Walkmans and drum machines? So imagine our surprise at this week’s news story […]

The Case of the Naughty Library Book

the cover of our scandalous (at least in Michigan) book We probably shouldn’t be as tickled pink as we are over the fact that the presence of our humble little book, SEX: How to Do Everything, in a Michigan public library ruffled one pastor’s starched feathers so much that he filed an official complaint which […]

Personal Essays
Confession: Holy Rolling Hotties

photo by kevindooley Our contributor Lisa DiCarlucci, a journalism student at Hofstra, has a confession to make: I’ve been going to church every week for as long as I can remember. For 12 years, I was a proud, plaid-skirt-and-knee-sock-wearing Catholic school girl. And I’ve always felt I’m a pretty good Catholic…well, minus the whole purity […]